Registration Fees

Registration Fees

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Category Standard Fee
(starting August 10, 2013)
General Delegate 1,050
Sponsor1 930
Speaker2 800
Committee Member3 800
Student4 550
Exhibitor5 2 Free Trade Show Passes
Media Partner6 2 Free Press Passes
Short Course7 350
Dinner8 120

All fees are in Canadian Dollars (CAD) and do not include a 5% GST tax.

Please click on the Registration Categories tab at the top of the page to see more details about each category.

Your registration is confirmed only when it is paid in full.



In order to receive a refund on your registration, cancellation requests must be sent to the conference registration team at by Monday, August 19. You will receive a refund minus a CAD 150 cancellation fee.
No refunds will be granted after August 19 and all delegates will be liable to pay full fees. In the event that a delegate cannot attend the conference, he/she may send a replacement delegate at no additional cost. Please notify us of any substitutions ahead of time. The last day to request a substitution is Monday, September 16.

Registration Categories

Registration Categories

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General delegate – This category applies to general attendees who are not any of the following: presenters of approved papers, committee members, full-time students, sponsors, exhibitors or media partners.

1Sponsor – This category applies to delegates from the sponsoring companies. Please visit the Sponsors section of this website for the list of eligible companies.

2Speaker – This category includes presenters of papers approved for presentation (oral or poster) during the conference. Co-authors of a paper who will not be giving a presentation will need to register under the General Delegate category.

3Committee member – This category includes active members of the organizing, technical, and advisory committees, as well as the review panel. Please refer to the Committees section for details and a list of members.

4Student – This category includes undergraduate and graduate students pursuing full-time studies in areas relevant to the conference themes (mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, mining, environmental and related disciplines). To register in this category, delegates must provide proof of their full-time enrolment status for the 2013-2014 academic year. Please forward the documents to the conference registration team prior to completing the online registration form. The general fee will be charged if full-time student status is not confirmed at the time of registration.

5Exhibitor – This registration category is only available for those companies that have bought sponsorships with exhibition (booth or table-top) options. Each sponsoring company in the Exhibitor category (this includes Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Table-Top exhibitors) is entitled to 2 complimentary exhibitor passes to staff their booth. These passes are intended for non-technical personnel (eg. sales or marketing staff) and provide access to the trade show area only. Exhibitor passes do not include any of the following: conference registration, conference materials, access to technical sessions, dinner ticket. Exhibitor passes do include morning and afternoon coffee breaks (Monday, September 23 through Wednesday, September 25), lunches (Monday through Wednesday), and the welcome reception (Sunday, September 22).

Exhibitor pass codes will be sent to the exhibiting companies once their sponsorship has been paid in full and their company added to the registration system. If exhibitors wish to attend technical sessions, they must register for the conference in the Sponsor category and pay CAD 930 conference registration fee.

6Media partner – This registration category applies to media partners associated with the Heap Leach 2013 conference. For the list of partners please refer to the Media Partners section of this website. Each media partner is entitled to 2 free press passes that will enable them to attend and cover the conference in their respective media. Press passes will be sent only to those media partners that have signed a partnership agreement and have promoted the conference at various stages of its development. Press passes do not include dinner tickets.

7Short courses – Short courses are not included in the conference registration fees and must be paid for separately. The short courses will take place on Sunday, September 22. Please visit the Short Courses section for course descriptions and other details. To register for one of the courses, please add it to your total purchase. Please note that each course is a full-day course, therefore please only register for one course.

8Dinner – The dinner function is not included in the conference registration fee and a separate ticket(s) must be purchased for this function. The dinner will take place on Tuesday, September 24 at the Stanley Park Pavilion. Please see below for more details. If you wish to attend the dinner, please add a ticket(s) to your total purchase.


The registration fee in the above categories (with the exception of exhibitors and media partners) includes:

  • Access to technical presentations and an adjacent trade show
  • Social functions (welcome reception, coffee breaks and lunches)
  • Delegate bag and the seminar proceedings

The registration fee does not include:

  • Dinner – If you wish to attend the dinner function, please follow the instructions on the online registration form and add a dinner ticket to your registration.
  • Social function tickets for guests – One ticket to each social function (except the dinner) is included in your delegate fee. However, if you wish to bring a spouse or a colleague to any of the social functions, additional tickets must be purchased for your guests. Please follow the instructions on the registration form and add tickets to your registration.
  • Short courses – If you wish to attend one of the short courses, please follow the instructions on the online registration form and add a course of your choice to your registration. Please note that each course is a full-day course, therefore you can only attend one course.
  • Accommodations, airfares, meals not otherwise mentioned, transfers or any other travel-related expenses – Delegates are responsible for paying all travel expenses associated with their participation in this conference. For accommodations at the venue hotel – Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel – please visit the Venue/Accommodations section. Hotel reservations are not managed by the conference organizers, please contact the hotel staff directly with any accommodations related questions.
  • Sightseeing tours – Tours are not managed by the conference organizers. If you wish to take advantage of your stay in Vancouver and do a bit of traveling around, please see the Tourism Vancouver website at


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Stanley Park Pavilion – Tuesday, September 24, 18:00 to 22:00

The Heap Leach Conference dinner will be held at the Stanley Park Pavilion near downtown Vancouver. Nestled amidst the famous Stanley Park Rose Gardens, the Pavilion is Vancouver’s preeminent banqueting venue, with the rustic charm of a classic mountain chalet, surrounded by the natural beauty that only Stanley Park, Vancouver’s crown jewel, can offer.

Pre-dinner drinks start at 18:30. Dinner starts at 19:00.

Live music provided by the Van Django trio, a local group playing jazz/swing.

Return bus transportation will be provided between Marriott Pinnacle hotel and the Stanley Park Pavilion (included in dinner fee). Buses leave Marriott at 18:00, and depart from Stanley Park Pavilion at 22:00.

Please note, dinner is not included in the conference registration. Please purchase a dinner ticket under the Social Events section of the registration form.




Extra Tickets for Guests

Extra Tickets for Guests

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Social functions, with the exception of the dinner, are included in the conference registration fee. However, if a delegate wishes to bring a spouse or a colleague to the social functions, extra tickets must be purchased for those functions.

Welcome Reception – CAD 50/guest
Lunch – CAD 50/guest per day
Dinner – CAD 120/guest