Target 2017: Innovating now for our future conference organised by Geoconferences (WA) Inc. will be held at UniClub, University of Western Australia Uniclub from 19-21 April 2017 in Perth, Western Australia.
The mining industry must act now in order to find the next generation of mineral deposits that will sustain human development. Most resources extracted from the Earth today exploit near-surface deposits discovered more than 30 years ago. The outcrop/subcrop search space is being rapidly depleted of world-class deposits, leaving broad volumes of the Earths’ crust unexplored. Innovation is required to aid discovery of new tier-one deposits, especially if the exploration space is to be truly broadened extending under cover. Innovation is also required to increase the discovery to investment ratio, which is at an all-time low. Target 2017 will focus on all aspects of mineral exploration and provide a unique opportunity to workshop solutions to the challenges that lie ahead.
We expect more than 250 attendees from around the Australian and international mineral exploration community, including executives, professionals, researchers and university students. The technical program will consist of a unique plenary session, panel discussions and poster sessions, focusing on multi-commodity exploration from greenfields at the regional scale through to brownfields and near mine exploration. Short courses and workshops will cover topics such as the mineral systems approach to exploration targeting, applied exploration geophysics and geochemistry and 3D exploration and will provide hands-on training opportunities for conference delegates.
Presented in Perth, Western Australia the conference will benefit from being organised in the Australian capital for the mineral industry. Target 2017 will be an excellent opportunity to network with your peers in the collegial atmosphere that has developed between industry, government and academic professionals in the minerals industry.
We look forward to welcoming you to Target 2017 and together shaping tomorrow’s exploration strategies for the future sustainability of our industry.