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Save the Date: 78th AGM and Convention June 11-13th 2023!

The 78th AGM and Convention is taking place at the Kananaskis mountain lodge, Kananaskis, AB June 11th to June 13th, 2023.

Located just 45 minutes outside Calgary, Kananaskis Village is a community within Alberta Rockies in the Kananaskis Improvement District. Surrounded by breathtaking parks, the Kananaskis golf course and the Kananaskis river are only the beginning of the list of attractions that make the Kananaskis village the special place it is.

Our goal is to ensure members walk away with tools that will continue to drive success in the industry. The Canadian Diamond Drilling Association is excited to see you all again soon.

Stay tuned for further information in the upcoming months!


78th CDDA  AGM and Convention Call for Papers

Date: June 11th to June 13th, 2023.
Subject Fields: Diamond Drilling Industry
Location: Kananaskis mountain lodge, Kananaskis, AB

The Canadian Diamond Drilling Association’s mission is to promote  Safety, Sustainability, and Environmental Stewardship in our industry.  We are currently seeking paper contributions from our members for our upcoming 78th AGM and Convention to assist in promoting our mission.

Throughout the years at our conventions, our technical papers have been well received offering our members the opportunity to access resources on mental health in the workplace, diversity in the workplace, economics, strategic management, safety, standards, and much more. We believe the Canadian Diamond Drilling Association should be at the forefront of offering our members the tools for success and these paper presentations assist us in reaching this goal.

This year we are seeking proposals that discuss the following topics:

  • Innovation
  • Economics
  • Strategic Management
  • Safety & Standards
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Interesting Projects
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • and more topics specifically related to the industry

How to Submit: 

To submit a proposal include the following topics in your proposal to the Convention Planning Committee. Include Name, Position, Company, brief bio, the title of the paper, brief topic proposal, and expected length of presentation (30-60 minutes) in an attachment to be submitted in either word format or pdf. All proposals submitted will be considered by the Convention Planning Committee. To submit your proposal please email

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