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Ontario Exploration and
Geoscience Symposium 2008

The Ontario Exploration and Geoscience Symposium is OPA's annual symposium with workshops, a variety of speakers, poster displays and an exhibit floor.

The Ontario Prospectors Association presents:

Ontario Exploration and Geoscience Symposium 2008
"Highlighting Another Successful Exploration Year"

December 9 & 10, 2008, Radisson Hotel, Sudbury, Ontario

The abstracts from the presentations at the OEGS are now available here *posted Jan 25/09* (128 kb PDF).


Download the agenda for the Symposium.

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Delegate Registration

Pre-registration deadline is November 21, 2008.
Registration fee details are included on the registration form.

Download a Delegate Registration Form

Two days $260 before November 21, 2008
Two days $290 after November 21, 2008
One Day Only $145
Students Pay Only $85


Ontario Prospectors Association - Awards Dinner

Tuesday, December 9th
$40.00 per person



Poster Display (includes 8' x 4' velcro friendly backboard and skirted table)
Also includes one 2009 OPA Membership and one Registration for the Symposium.
See application form for full details
• $360 Poster Price
• $260 Prospectors Rate
Download a Poster Application Form

Booth Display (8' x 10' space)
Suitable for standard trade show display units with one 6 foot skirted table, chairs and an electrical outlet upon request.
Also includes one 2009 OPA Membership and two Exhibitor/conference passes.
See application form for full details.
• $825
Download a Booth Application Form

All above prices include applicable taxes and registration benefits.
Registration benefits: 2009 OPA Membership, entry to technical talks, coffee breaks and lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday.


Accommodations & Travel

The Radisson Hotel, located downtown Sudbury offers convention rates for delegates attending the Ontario Exploration & Geoscience Symposium. To take advantage of these rates, simply contact the hotel directly and Quote "0812EXPLOR". The Sudbury Radisson direct phone is 705-675-1123
Radisson Sudbury website

Travel with Bearskin Airlines and receive a 10% discount. Book directly with Bearskin, quoting "OEGS08". Travel is valid between December 4th through to December 16th, 2008. These dates provide for early and/or late departures to enjoy all that Sudbury has to offer!
Bearskin Airlines discount details



Accentuate your presence by obtaining beneficial exposure through a sponsorship. All sponsorships provide you as a sponsor with the following basic benefits: Your name on the Symposium page of the OPA website, listing as a Sponsor in the Symposium Program, listing on the Sponsor Poster Board at the event, and may include items for delegate bags. See the like immediately below for more benefits of sponsorship!
Sponsorship Form with More Information

Thank you to the Sponsors of the 2008 Ontario Exploration & Geoscience Symposium

Activation Laboratories Ltd. (Actlabs)
Caracle Creek International Consulting Inc.
Chibougamau Diamond Drilling Ltd.
Clark Exploration Consulting Inc.
De Beers Canada Inc.
Exploration Services
Instrumentation GDD Inc.
Katrine Exploration & Development Inc.
Lake Shore Gold Corp.
Landore Resources Canada Inc.
Marathon PGM Corp.
N.W. Rayner & Associates
Norex Drilling
North American Palladium Ltd.
Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation
Overburden Drilling Management Limited
Queenston Mining Inc.
Rainy River Resources Ltd.
Sharpstone Geoservices Ltd.
Temex Resources Corp.
Xstrata Copper

Short Courses

Activation Laboratories will be holding a short course on Soil Gas Hydrocarbons (SGH) at the OEGS Symposium.
For more information, follow this link:Soil Gas Hydrocarbon Short Course Invitation. *Invitation document updated November 16, 2008 (time changed).
The course that will be conducted will cover various aspects of the SGH geochemistry. Highlights of this half-day short course will include a more in-depth understanding of SGH and information on a new organo-sulphur based geochemistry, as well as results from recent SGH projects. Handouts from the course will also be provided.

SGS Minerals Services is pleased to invite you to an MMI Workshop
Thursday, December 11th, 2008 - 9 am until 12 pm
Radisson Hotel - Sudbury, Ontario - (Room to be announced)
There is increasing use of MMI technology which provides high resolution and sensitivity for locating buried mineralization. We will highlight recent theoretical and practical advances in MMI technology as well as describing significant case histories recently generated, that cover a wide range of commodities, including gold, base metals and kimberlites.
The workshop is free of charge; we ask only that you RSVP as soon as possible.
RSVP as space is limited


For more information please contact:
1-888-259-3727 (807-622-3284)