Daily Schedule

For pre and post field trips schedule, please visit the field trip page

* Social events
** Lunch not included

Saturday, June 16
08:00-09:30 Registration for short courses participants Foyer Level 1
09:00-17:00 Short Courses Level 100 and 200
09:00-14:00 Site-seeing walking tour: North Shore* Off-site
10:00-16:00 Educators' Program Workshop Simon Fraser University
13:00-17:00 Registration open for all participants Foyer Level 1
Sunday, June 17
06:30-17:00 Educators' Field Trip Off-site
08:00-20:00 Registration Foyer Level 1
09:00-17:00 Short Courses Level 100 and 200
09:00-20:00 Presenters' Preview Room 210
09:00-14:00 Site-Seeing Walking Tour: Sea-to-Sky Gondola* Off-site
13:00-20:00 Media Room 107
16:30-17:00 RFG 2018 Opening Ceremony Ballroom Foyer - Level 1
17:00-20:00 Icebreaker Reception and Opening of the Trade Show / Posters Exhibit Halls
17:00-20:00 Early Career Delegates and Mentors Meet Early Career Lounge - Exhibit Halls
17:00-20:00 Fine Arts Exhibition Exhibit Halls
Monday, June 18
THEME: To introduce the relationships between the Earth – our planet – and the nature, distribution, availability, and extractive challenges of natural resources
07:00-08:00 Pre-Breakfast Run Off-site
07:30-17:00 Registration Foyer Level 1
07:30-17:00 Media Room 107
07:30-17:00 Presenter's Preview Room 210
08:30-10:30 RFG2018 Opening Ceremony & Plenary Session Ballroom A
10:30-12:00 Technical program (6 themes, 24 parallel rooms) Level 100 and 200
10:45-11:45 Early Career Delegates Meet Plenary Speakers 211
11:00-17:00 Trade Show & Poster Session Exhibit Halls
11:00-17:00 Fine Arts Exhibition Exhibit Halls
12:00-13:30 Cash Lunch Concessions on the Trade Show Floor Exhibit Halls
12:30-13:15 Lunchtime Workshop - Early Career Delegates** 211
12:00-13:30 GAC Awards Luncheon 306
13:30-17:00 Technical Sessions (6 themes, 24 parallel rooms) Level 100 and 200
13:30-15:30 Keynote Session: Earth Resources Ballroom A
15:30-17:00 Reception on the Trade Show Floor Exhibit Halls
15:30-17:00 Early Career Delegates and Mentors Meet Early Career Lounge - Exhibit Halls
18:00-19:30 Public Lecture: Our Amazing Planet 301
19:00-21:00 Student Pub Crawl* Off-site
Tuesday, June 19
THEME: To consider future energy needs, sources and use; the nexus between energy, minerals and water, and the relationships to other areas of human endeavor
07:00-08:00 Pre-Breakfast Run Off-site
07:30-17:00 Registration Foyer Level 1
07:30-17:00 Media Room 107
07:30-17:00 Presenter's Preview Room 210
08:30-12:00 Technical program (6 themes, 24 parallel rooms) Level 100 and 200
10:00-12:00 Career Speed Mentoring 211
10:30-12:00 Keynote Session: Future of Energy Ballroom A
11:00-17:00 Trade Show & Poster Session Exhibit Halls
11:00-17:00 Fine Arts Exhibition Exhibit Halls
12:00-13:30 Cash Lunch Concessions on the Trade Show Floor Exhibit Halls
12:30-13:15 Lunchtime Workshop - Early Career Delegates** 211
12:00-13:30 MAC Awards Luncheon 306
12:15-13:15 Special Lunchtime Speaker** 301
13:30-17:00 Technical Sessions (6 themes, 24 parallel rooms) Level 100 and 200
13:30-15:30 Keynote Session: Energy Nexus Ballroom A
15:30-17:00 Reception on the Trade Show Floor Exhibit Halls
15:30-17:00 Early Career Delegates and Mentors Meet Early Career Lounge - Exhibit Halls
19:00-21:00 RFG Movie Night: Koneline* 301
Wednesday, June 20
THEME: To evaluate the regional distribution of energy, minerals and water, and the resulting benefits and challenges posed for people; the availability resources, the discovery process, responsible development, and access to markets
07:00-08:00 Pre-Breakfast Run Off-site
07:30-17:00 Registration Foyer Level 1
07:30-17:00 Media Room 107
07:30-17:00 Presenter's Preview Room 210
08:30-12:00 Technical program (6 themes, 24 parallel rooms) Level 100 and 200
08:30-10:30 Keynote Session: Arctic Ballroom A
10:00-14:00 Trade Show & Poster Session Exhibit Halls
10:00-14:00 Fine Arts Exhibition Exhibit Halls
12:00-13:30 Cash Lunch Concessions on the Trade Show Floor Exhibit Halls
12:30-13:15 Lunchtime Workshop - Early Career Delegates** 211
12:00-13:30 MDD Awards Luncheon 306
12:15-13:15 Special Lunchtime Speaker** 301
13:30-17:00 Technical Sessions (6 themes, 24 parallel rooms) Level 100 and 200
13:30-15:30 Keynote Session: Water Constraints Ballroom A
18:00-19:30 Public Lecture: Water for Future Generations 301
19:00-21:00 Vancouver Art Gallery Tour* Off-site
Thursday, June 21
THEME: To discuss the future – the types of resources that will be most critical in a changing world, the alternative sources of supply from new geological environments to improved recycling, changing ownership, new partnerships, and the path forward
07:00-08:00 Pre-Breakfast Run Off-site
07:30-17:00 Registration Foyer Level 1
07:30-17:00 Media Room 107
07:30-17:00 Presenter's Preview Room 210
08:30-12:00 Technical program (6 themes, 24 parallel rooms) Level 100 and 200
10:00-12:00 Keynote Session: Frontiers Ballroom A
12:00-13:30 Lunch Each on own
12:30-13:15 Lunchtime Workshop - Early Career Delegates** 211
12:15-13:15 Special Lunchtime Speaker** 301
13:30-17:00 Technical Sessions (6 themes, 24 parallel rooms) Level 100 and 200
13:30-15:30 Keynote Session: Innovation Forum Ballroom A
15:30-17:00 Closing Session: Future Resources - Changing World Ballroom A
19:00-21:00 Professional Brewery and Distillery Tour* Off-site
Friday, June 22
08:00-10:00 Registration Foyer Level 1
09:00-14:00 Themed Walking Tour: Energy Resources* Off-site
09:00-14:00 Themed Walking Tour: Water Resources* Off-site
09:00-14:00 Themed Walking Tour: Mineral Resources* Off-site
09:00-17:00 Short Courses Level 100 and 200
18:00-21:00 Education Special Public Event Simon Fraser University
Different departures Post-conference field trips Off-site
Saturday, June 23
09:00-15:00 Teachers' Program Workshop Simon Fraser University