Program Overview

Technical Program

View the list of activities, social events, abstracts and presenters that will be at the 62nd Annual Conference of Metallurgists. Subject to change.

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Here is a glimpse of some of the interactive sessions and learning opportunities at COM:


networking events


From Monday to Thursday, the conference will offer attendees reception and happy hour networking time to relax and meet fellow attendees. Our Annual Awards Banquet will be much celebrated and will be a time to honour the recipients of 2023. Enjoyment is top priority!

Daily interactive
discussions, plenaries and keynotes


– Monday Plenary
Sam Marcuson presents Metal Production and the Environment + 50 and Peter Warrian presents Looking Again at the Economic Assumptions Underlying Commoner’s Four Laws of Ecology.

– Tuesday Plenary
Donald R. Sadoway, Massachusetts Institute of Technology​, presents Electrometallurgical Pathways Towards Profitable Sustainability.

– Tuesday “Big Idea” Session – Transformational R&D
This session will feature multiple speakers presenting work in progress or novel research in development with only 5-minutes each! A question panel will follow from the audience. Session is sponsored by Sherritt International.

– Wednesday Curated Panel
Decarbonizing the metals and materials industry.
Details on this curated panel will be posted at a later date. Stay tuned!

– Thursday Curated Panel
Risks and Opportunities in the Climate Change era from an Insurance Perspective
Join us for an enlightening session that brings together insurance industry experts to discuss climate risk and its downstream effects on those who rely on insurance capital for their operations.

High Quality

Technical Content


Participants will be able to view presentations from each symposium and the expanded poster session will feature more opportunities for speakers to present their research and technology.

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