Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)

Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)

Resources for Future Generations 2018 (RFG)


The rapid growth of developing economies and the fundamental needs of many disadvantaged people across the globe are resulting in an increased demand for many resources and changes in the delivery of existing ones. The need for focused environmental priorities and new technologies will add additional requirements and constraints. The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES), the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), the Geological Association of Canada (GAC) and the Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) are partnering to bring industry, academia and governments together to tackle this growing issue. The Resources for Future Generations conference (RFG 2018) takes its theme from a new IUGS initiative of the same name designed to mobilize geoscientists, policy-makers and other stakeholders to explore resource and related sustainability issues.

Event Type:
Jun. 16-21, 2018
Vancouver Convention Center
Vancouver , BC , Canada

What to expect from RFG 2018?

We aim to provide participants with a program that will explore four vital themes: energy, minerals, water and the earth. Grounded in geoscience, the conference will serve as a forum for industry stakeholders to discuss their research initiatives and activities as well as the key issues and trends shaping the future of energy, minerals and water resources including the science of the earth that underpins their sustainable discovery and extraction.

Who will attend?

This joint venture is estimated to attract 4,000 to 5,000 scientists, policy-makers, industry representatives and members of civil society.

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