Professional development short courses, conferences, symposia, and workshops administered by Continuing and Professional Education Services (CPES) provide opportunities for working professionals to upgrade their technical job skills and remain abreast of recent developments in their respective fields of interest.

Catalog of Events

List of Events by Title

Completed Events

41st International Energy Workshop

  • June 13-15, 2023

The IEW is a leading conference for the international energy analysis community—bringing together scholars, researchers, and practitioners to discuss advances for emerging energy sector issues, clean energy transition pathways, and new trends in the global energy sector. Click/tap for more information.

Earth and Space 2022

  • April 25-28, 2022

This 18th Biennial event will explore the cutting edge in engineering, science, construction and operations for extreme environments on Earth and in Space. Click/tap for more information.

GPR 2022 19th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar

  • June 12 – 17, 2022

19th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR 2022), will be held in Golden, Colorado, USA from June 12 to June 17, 2022. Held biennially since 1986, The International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar is the premier event for GPR research and application. Click/tap for more information.

ICE 2021 3rd International Conference on Electrolysis 2021

  • June 20 – 23, 2022

This conference displays research in all aspects of electrolysis for energy conversion and storage is growing rapidly. Demonstration and commercial installation of electrolysers coupled with renewable energy sources have grown from sub-MW installations a few years ago to tens of MW today. Click/tap for more information.

Petroleum Engineering SuperSchool

  • June 19 – 30, 2023

This event is an intensive, immersive, program designed to provide the technical fundamentals needed for effective teamwork across the breadth of activities in the upstream petroleum industry. Click/tap for more information.

Events in Development

ChemEd 2025

  • July 20 – 24, 2025

This biennial conference is the largest in North America for educators involved in teaching high school and introductory chemistry. It is an opportunity for educators to gather for five days to learn and exchange their teaching ideas in a friendly and motivating environment. In recent years, the conference attendance has ranged from 400 to 800 educators. Click/tap for more information.

List of Events by Year and Month

2024 Events

Enabling Technologies & Innovation (ETI)

  • February 20-21, 2024

The overarching goal of this Consortium is to create a research and education environment to support cross-cutting technologies across three core disciplines… Click/tap for more information.

Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods

  •  March 18-21, 2024
  • Additional Dates in 2024
    • May 13-16, 2024
    • June 10-13, 2024
    • July 15-18, 2024
    • November 4-7, 2024

This event covers the economic analysis of income and service producing investments using discounted cash flow analysis criteria and procedures. It also covers the economic analysis techniques used to optimize the development and operation of mining. Click/tap for more information.

Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS)

  •  March 18-22, 2024

In this course, we will explore the essential aspects of EGS, beginning with an understanding of geothermal energy and EGS fundamentals. We’ll explore the intricacies of site selection, geological and geophysical characterization, drilling techniques, reservoir stimulation, and heat extraction methods. Click/tap for more information.

Communities and Social Performance in the Extractive Sector

  • April 16-18, 2024

This event is a three-day intensive workshop that will provide a comprehensive picture of where mining and oil and gas sit in terms of engagement with the external world, particularly with local communities. Click/tap for more information

Belt Conveyor Design

  • April 24-26, 2024

This course aims to give design engineers, owners, and operators of belt conveyors the advanced skills necessary to evaluate and improve conveyor performance and reliability. Click/tap for more information

A Bedrock in Mining – An introduction to critical minerals production for executives

  • April 29 – May 3, 2024

The course is designed as a high-level introduction to the Mining Industry; Its intent is to raise awareness, not provide a detailed technical explanation or to educate graduate type students. The intended audience for this course is individuals with new responsibilities, both direct and indirect, within the Mining Sector.  They are likely to be Managers and Executives that are new to Mining; Government officials, Regulators and Agency representatives, and other similarly interested parties. The list of topics with the time allotted for each will define the limits to the depth and breadth of material to be presented.  (High level introduction to raise awareness) Click/tap for more information.

Renewable Energy 101

  •  May 6 – 16, 2024

Renewable Energy (RE) 101 is a fully immersive and interactive virtual learning experience, as an introductory course providing the fundamentals of renewable energy generation. It will explain: 1) the energy generation mix, 2) how the different technologies generate electricity, 3) different energy storage technologies, 4) capital and operating costs with a cash flow analysis, 5) variables that impact energy production, 6) transmission, 7) levelized cost of energy, and 8) emissions. You will gain a working knowledge of the key criteria in renewable energy resource assessment, familiarity with the variables that impact energy production, tax benefits, how RE impacts the “Duck Curve”, curtailments, and electricity pricing, along with the importance of capacity factor in comparing different generation sources. Click/tap for more information.

Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods

  • May 13-16, 2024 (Postponed)
  • Additional Dates in 2024
    • June 10-13, 2024
    • July 15-18, 2024
    • November 4-7, 2024

This event covers the economic analysis of income and service producing investments using discounted cash flow analysis criteria and procedures. It also covers the economic analysis techniques used to optimize the development and operation of mining. Click/tap for more information.

Space Resources Roundtable

  • June 3-7, 2024

XXIII Meeting of the Space Resources Roundtable and the Planetary & Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium will bring together world experts from space agencies, research organizations, academia, the space private sector, the mining supply chain, the oil and gas industry, equipment manufacturers, and financial, policy, and legal experts to present innovative approaches in space resource identification, technology development, utilization, economic feasibility studies, public and private partnerships, and capability and regulatory regimes. Click/tap for more information.

Filtered, Paste and Thickened Tailings

  • June 11-14, 2024

Paterson & Cooke is committed to sharing our specialist knowledge and skills by hosting courses that aim to equip participants with a broad understanding of the practical and theoretical issues of our key areas of expertise. Click/tap for more information.

ISMES

  • June 10-15, 2024

A general overview of the global energy landscape will be presented by discussing conventional and emerging energy sources and uses. Topics of the school include: climate change, critical materials availability, solar energy conversion (PV and thermal), solar fuels, wind energy conversion, electrolysis, fuel cells and hydrogen, batteries, water/energy nexus, nuclear energy (fission/fusion), sustainable vehicles, sustainable grids and the electrification of everything. Click/tap for more information.

Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods

  • June 10-13, 2024
  • Additional Dates in 2024
    • July 15-18, 2024
    • November 4-7, 2024

This event covers the economic analysis of income and service producing investments using discounted cash flow analysis criteria and procedures. It also covers the economic analysis techniques used to optimize the development and operation of mining. Click/tap for more information.

Petroleum Engineering SuperSchool

  • June 17-28, 2024

This event is an intensive, immersive, program designed to provide the technical fundamentals needed for effective teamwork across the breadth of activities in the upstream petroleum industry. Click/tap for more information.

American Rock Mechanics Association 2024  Symposium 

  • June 21-28, 2024

Click/tap for more information.

20th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar – GPR 2024

  • June 23-28, 2024

Click/tap for more information.

Recycling Metals from Industrial Waste

  • June 25-27, 2024

This event is, now in its 30th year, focuses on current plant practices to convert metal-containing wastes to products. Processors, raw materials, and markets are identified and quantified. Speakers with decades of hands-on experience. Click/tap for more information.

New Directions in Mineral Processing Fundamentals

  • July 9-12, 2024

This event will provide an introduction suitable for those just entering the world of mineral processing, as well as a look to the future as driven by contemporary innovation. It will provide engineers, scientists, technical sales teams, government agencies personnel, and others working in the field directly or in supporting roles, an overview of important particulate separation unit operations. Click/tap for more information.

Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods

  • July 15-18, 2024
  • Additional Dates in 2024
    • November 4-7, 2024

This event covers the economic analysis of income and service producing investments using discounted cash flow analysis criteria and procedures. It also covers the economic analysis techniques used to optimize the development and operation of mining. Click/tap for more information.

Natural Gas Processing

  • July 22-25, 2024

This event provides an overview of the natural gas industry, from wellhead to marketplace, with emphasis on the gas plant operations. The overall process flow diagram is used to illustrate how the individual plant operations are integrated to create gas plants capable of handling feeds from gas fields around the world. Click/tap for more information.

Grouting and Ground Improvement

  • July 29 – August 1, 2024

This event is a 4-day course that covers engineering, equipment, materials, and methods for grouting and ground modification used in civil and geotechnical engineering, underground construction, tunneling, and mining projects of various types. The course consists of classroom presentations by internationally-recognized experts and hands-on laboratory demonstrations and testing of grouts and grouting methods as well as off-campus field demos. Click/tap for more information.

5th International Conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering (ICITG)

  • August 5 – 8, 2024

The conference intends to bring together engineers, scientists, researchers, and educators to discuss and review IT advances in geo-engineering and provide a forum for the discussion of future trends. The first four ICITG conferences were organized by: 1) Tongji University, Shanghai, China in 2010; 2) Durham University, Durham, UK together with Tongji University, Shanghai, China in 2014; 3) the University of Minho and the Portuguese Geotechnical Society in Portugal in 2019; and 4) by Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore in 2022 (online). Click/tap for more information.

Sampling Theory, Sampling Practices and Their Economic Impact

  • October 7-11, 2024

The course offers simple ways to quantify money losses for a given sampling precision, and it provides a good strategy to prevent catastrophic sampling inaccuracy for which there is no statistical cure. Unless sampling precision and accuracy are clearly connected to economic issues.     Click/tap for more information.

Tunneling Fundamentals, Practice and Innovations

  •  October 14-17, 2024

This event is an annual short course for industry professionals that provides a comprehensive overview of tunnel planning, design and construction across all applications and all geologies. Through presentations by the tunneling industry’s top-practicing experts combined with one-of-a-kind hands-on labs. Click/tap for more information.

Belt Conveyor Design

  • October 16-18, 2024

This course aims to give design engineers, owners, and operators of belt conveyors the advanced skills necessary to evaluate and improve conveyor performance and reliability. Click/tap for more information.

An Integrated Valuation and Risk Modelling approach to Dynamic DCF and Real Options

  • October 23-25, 2024

This course will show participants how to create a spreadsheet-based dynamic cash flow model and interpret the value and risk information it generates. It teaches participants how to overlay a description of project market uncertainty with a decision-tree to assess the value of project flexibility and the level of investor risk exposure. A case study based on the Blackwater Project in B.C. Canada demonstrates the shortcomings of static cash flow analysis and how a dynamic model can correct these shortcomings. Click/tap for more information.

Communities and Social Performance in the Extractive Sector

  • October 28-30, 2024

This event is a three-day intensive workshop that will provide a comprehensive picture of where mining and oil and gas sit in terms of engagement with the external world, particularly with local communities. Click/tap for more information

Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods

  • November 4-7, 2024

    This event covers the economic analysis of income and service producing investments using discounted cash flow analysis criteria and procedures. It also covers the economic analysis techniques used to optimize the development and operation of mining. Click/tap for more information.

    Enabling Technologies & Innovation (ETI)

    • February 20-21, 2024

    The overarching goal of this Consortium is to create a research and education environment to support cross-cutting technologies across three core disciplines… Click/tap for more information.

    Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods

    •  March 18-21, 2024
    • Additional Dates in 2024
      • May 13-16, 2024
      • June 10-13, 2024
      • July 15-18, 2024
      • November 4-7, 2024

    This event covers the economic analysis of income and service producing investments using discounted cash flow analysis criteria and procedures. It also covers the economic analysis techniques used to optimize the development and operation of mining. Click/tap for more information.

    Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS)

    •  March 18-22, 2024

    In this course, we will explore the essential aspects of EGS, beginning with an understanding of geothermal energy and EGS fundamentals. We’ll explore the intricacies of site selection, geological and geophysical characterization, drilling techniques, reservoir stimulation, and heat extraction methods. Click/tap for more information.

    Communities and Social Performance in the Extractive Sector

    • April 16-18, 2024

    This event is a three-day intensive workshop that will provide a comprehensive picture of where mining and oil and gas sit in terms of engagement with the external world, particularly with local communities. Click/tap for more information

    Belt Conveyor Design

    • April 24-26, 2024

    This course aims to give design engineers, owners, and operators of belt conveyors the advanced skills necessary to evaluate and improve conveyor performance and reliability. Click/tap for more information

    A Bedrock in Mining – An introduction to critical minerals production for executives

    • April 29 – May 3, 2024

    The course is designed as a high-level introduction to the Mining Industry; Its intent is to raise awareness, not provide a detailed technical explanation or to educate graduate type students. The intended audience for this course is individuals with new responsibilities, both direct and indirect, within the Mining Sector.  They are likely to be Managers and Executives that are new to Mining; Government officials, Regulators and Agency representatives, and other similarly interested parties. The list of topics with the time allotted for each will define the limits to the depth and breadth of material to be presented.  (High level introduction to raise awareness) Click/tap for more information.

    Renewable Energy 101

    •  May 6 – 16, 2024

    Renewable Energy (RE) 101 is a fully immersive and interactive virtual learning experience, as an introductory course providing the fundamentals of renewable energy generation. It will explain: 1) the energy generation mix, 2) how the different technologies generate electricity, 3) different energy storage technologies, 4) capital and operating costs with a cash flow analysis, 5) variables that impact energy production, 6) transmission, 7) levelized cost of energy, and 8) emissions. You will gain a working knowledge of the key criteria in renewable energy resource assessment, familiarity with the variables that impact energy production, tax benefits, how RE impacts the “Duck Curve”, curtailments, and electricity pricing, along with the importance of capacity factor in comparing different generation sources. Click/tap for more information.

    Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods

    • May 13-16, 2024
    • Additional Dates in 2024
      • June 10-13, 2024
      • July 15-18, 2024
      • November 4-7, 2024

    This event covers the economic analysis of income and service producing investments using discounted cash flow analysis criteria and procedures. It also covers the economic analysis techniques used to optimize the development and operation of mining. Click/tap for more information.

    Space Resources Roundtable

    • June 3-7, 2024

    XXIII Meeting of the Space Resources Roundtable and the Planetary & Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium will bring together world experts from space agencies, research organizations, academia, the mining supply chain, the general extractive industry, equipment manufacturers, private enterprise, financial and. Click/tap for more information.

    Filtered, Paste and Thickened Tailings

    • June 11-14, 2024

    Paterson & Cooke is committed to sharing our specialist knowledge and skills by hosting courses that aim to equip participants with a broad understanding of the practical and theoretical issues of our key areas of expertise. Click/tap for more information.

    ISMES

    • June 10-15, 2024

    Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods

    • June 10-13, 2024
    • Additional Dates in 2024
      • July 15-18, 2024
      • November 4-7, 2024

    This event covers the economic analysis of income and service producing investments using discounted cash flow analysis criteria and procedures. It also covers the economic analysis techniques used to optimize the development and operation of mining. Click/tap for more information.

    Petroleum Engineering SuperSchool

    • June 17-28, 2024

    This event is an intensive, immersive, program designed to provide the technical fundamentals needed for effective teamwork across the breadth of activities in the upstream petroleum industry. Click/tap for more information.

    American Rock Mechanics Association 2024  Symposium 

    • June 21-28, 2024

    Click/tap for more information.

    20th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar – GPR 2024

    • June 23-28, 2024

    Click/tap for more information.

    Recycling Metals from Industrial Waste

    • June 25-28, 2024

    This event is, now in its 30th year, focuses on current plant practices to convert metal-containing wastes to products. Processors, raw materials, and markets are identified and quantified. Speakers with decades of hands-on experience. Click/tap for more information.

    New Directions in Mineral Processing Fundamentals

    • July 9-12, 2024

    This event will provide an introduction suitable for those just entering the world of mineral processing, as well as a look to the future as driven by contemporary innovation. It will provide engineers, scientists, technical sales teams, government agencies personnel, and others working in the field directly or in supporting roles, an overview of important particulate separation unit operations. Click/tap for more information.

    Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods

    • July 15-19, 2024
    • Additional Dates in 2024
      • November 4-7, 2024

    This event covers the economic analysis of income and service producing investments using discounted cash flow analysis criteria and procedures. It also covers the economic analysis techniques used to optimize the development and operation of mining. Click/tap for more information.

    Natural Gas Processing

    • July 22-25, 2024

    This event provides an overview of the natural gas industry, from wellhead to marketplace, with emphasis on the gas plant operations. The overall process flow diagram is used to illustrate how the individual plant operations are integrated to create gas plants capable of handling feeds from gas fields around the world. Click/tap for more information.

    Grouting and Ground Improvement

    • July 29 – August 1, 2024

    This event is a 3½ day course that covers engineering, equipment, materials, and methods for grouting and ground modification used in civil and geotechnical engineering, underground construction, tunneling, and mining projects of various types. The course consists of classroom presentations by internationally-recognized experts and hands-on laboratory demonstrations and testing of grouts and grouting methods as well as off-campus field demos. Click/tap for more information.

    5th International Conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering (ICITG)

    • August 5 – 8, 2024

    The conference intends to bring together engineers, scientists, researchers, and educators to discuss and review IT advances in geo-engineering and provide a forum for the discussion of future trends. The first four ICITG conferences were organized by: 1) Tongji University, Shanghai, China in 2010; 2) Durham University, Durham, UK together with Tongji University, Shanghai, China in 2014; 3) the University of Minho and the Portuguese Geotechnical Society in Portugal in 2019; and 4) by Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore in 2022 (online). Click/tap for more information.

    Sampling Theory, Sampling Practices and Their Economic Impact

    • October 7-11, 2024

    The course offers simple ways to quantify money losses for a given sampling precision, and it provides a good strategy to prevent catastrophic sampling inaccuracy for which there is no statistical cure. Unless sampling precision and accuracy are clearly connected to economic issues. Click/tap for more information.

    An Integrated Valuation and Risk Modelling approach to Dynamic DCF and Real Options

    • October 23-25, 2024

    This course will show participants how to create a spreadsheet-based dynamic cash flow model and interpret the value and risk information it generates. It teaches participants how to overlay a description of project market uncertainty with a decision-tree to assess the value of project flexibility and the level of investor risk exposure. A case study based on the Blackwater Project in B.C. Canada demonstrates the shortcomings of static cash flow analysis and how a dynamic model can correct these shortcomings. Click/tap for more information.

    Tunneling Fundamentals, Practice and Innovations

    •  October 14-17, 2024

    This event is an annual short course for industry professionals that provides a comprehensive overview of tunnel planning, design and construction across all applications and all geologies. Through presentations by the tunneling industry’s top-practicing experts combined with one-of-a-kind hands-on labs. Click/tap for more information.

    Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods

    • November 4-7, 2024

    This event covers the economic analysis of income and service producing investments using discounted cash flow analysis criteria and procedures. It also covers the economic analysis techniques used to optimize the development and operation of mining. Click/tap for more information.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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