This event is jointly organized by three international research networks studying resource extraction around the world: MinErAL, REXSAC and AMEDEE

Mining the Connections is an international and multidisciplinary conference gathering academic researchers, students as well as government representatives, Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members, NGOs and mining companies to discuss mining developments and its impacts.


This international conference explores the many connections between mineral extraction, local communities, and the environment from a multidisciplinary perspective. It seeks to build and increase connections between governments, researchers, NGOs, practitioners, and community representatives from around the globe, in order to increase knowledge of mining development and its impacts

The conference will be hosted at the Intercontinental Hotel, in Montreal, from November 2 to 4, 2020.

The organizing committee is pleased to launch a call for sessions and abstracts. You can learn more about the conference rationale, themes and submission guidelines, see the website

Registration will start on April 1, 2020