East Convention Level / East Ballroom C
All Passes Welcome
Stephen de Jong •
Chair(s): Edie Thome, AME & Lana Eagle
Teck Resources Limited
New Gold Inc.
Seabridge Gold Inc.
Innovation through Technology and Collaboration
Join us for a keynote presentation by Stephen de Jong, Chairman of Integra Resources and CEO of VRify who will discuss how collaboration between Indigenous groups, mining companies, stakeholders and technology is what will truly drive innovation across our industry. A discussion with Ken Solonas, Economic Development Officer from the McLeod Lake Indian Band will follow.
About The Gathering Place
Presenters in “the Gathering Place” will represent Indigenous groups, Industry and Government and combinations thereof. Through the sharing of stories of early engagement and respectful relationships, they will help us to better understand why working towards reconciliation enables the building of long-term relationships and mutually beneficial projects. They will also provide practical tips to help all explorers and indigenous communities to work together. It can be said that these are two of “the elements for discovery”-early engagement and relationship building.