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SME Short Courses are developed specifically for the minerals professional and provides professional development that is a critical part of the path to a successful career. Take advantage of the short course offered in conjunction with the SME Arizona Conference and enhance your career trajectory.

Mining Disclosure Essentials: NI 43-101 Reporting Requirements and Avoiding the Fatal Flaw

Sunday, December 8, 2019 | 8:30 am - 4:00pm
Registration: $250 Member | $300 nonmember


Craig Waldie, P. Geo.
Senior Geologist
Ontario Securities Commission

Course Description:

Public reporting on mineral projects by Canadian mining companies must comply with NI 43-101, but is the company’s reporting compliant with the disclosure rules? This short course will provide mining industry practitioners with an opportunity to learn the essentials of technical disclosure under NI 43-101 directly from the regulator. Common public reporting pitfalls and challenges at various stages in the development of a mineral project from exploration to production will be covered using practical examples. The course examines technical reports and the common problems and fatal flaws that may require the technical report to be amended and re-filed. Examples of disclosure best practices and effective ways of meeting the reporting requirements of Form 43-101F1 will be discussed. The overall objective of the short course is to assist mining companies and qualified persons with improving their technical disclosure compliance and avoid a letter from securities regulators to clarify, correct, or retract their disclosure resulting in potential loss of time, money, and reputation.

Course Objectives:

  • Disclosure concepts under Canadian securities law
  • Mineral project disclosure under NI 43-101 and common compliance issues
  • CIM Definition Standards and Best Practice Guidance
  • Discloure reviews conducted by regulatory staff
  • Exploration to production and key issues with technical reports at each stage of development
  • Comparison between NI 43-101 and SEC S-K 1300
  • Tips and best practices on how to avoid the common pitfalls

Course Content:

  • Canadian regulatory overview and disclosure concepts
  • NI 43-101 basics
  • CIM definition standards and CIM best practice guidelines
  • Reviews conducted by regulatory staff and common disclosure concerns
  • Exploration to production - key issues with technical reports at each stage of the development cycle
  • News release exercise
  • Comparison between NI 43-101 and SEC S-K 1300

Who Should Attend?

  • The short course is designed for mining industry professionals including:
    • Qualified persons who author technical reports or prepare or approve technical disclosure
    • Officers and directors of public companies

Course Includes:

Course Materials, Coffee Breaks, Lunch, and 6 PDH with Certificate

Developing Diversity And Inclusion In The Mining Industry

Sunday, December 8, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm | $30 per ticket

Join Women in Mining (WIM) Arizona Chapter and Industry Panelists from Freeport-McMoRan, Newmont, Caterpillar Inc., and others as we explore key challenges facing mining companies. The goal of the DDW is to support and encourage individuals and organizations who wish to increase diversity and inclusion within their workplaces and the mining industry overall.

The workshop will be split between a formal workshop/coaching session facilitated by Debbie Himsel, UA Eller Executive Education and a panel discussion of industry speakers. Attendees will participate in a refresher and continuum of unconscious bias awareness training and becoming allies of one another by Debbie Himsel. Also, lessons learned on what has worked and what has not worked with D&I in the personal and organizational experience of the panelists. How do we measure progress and success? How do we know we are having an impact?

  • Tracy Sole De Hoop (Moderator) – Director of Marketing, Hexagon Mining
  • Steve Rusk, Vice President - Mining, Stantec.
  • Stacey Koon, General Manager Administration, Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
  • Juanita Parkerson, Technical Marketing Intern at Caterpillar Inc./ UofA Mining Engineering Student
  • Anita Bertisen, Principal Advisor Operational Technology & Innovation, Newmont Goldcorp Corporation

Seats are limited


Short Course & Workshop Only Registration

Members, nonmembers and students wishing to attend the short course only may purchase the short course independent of conference registration. Short course registration does not include access to the conference or the conference activities and functions. Please purchase a full conference registration if you want to attend all conference activities.