Associate Professor Adam Simon and six undergraduate majors attended the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) meeting in Toronto from March 2 to 5.  This conference attracts 30,000 attendees annually from industry, academia and government agencies, all of whom are involved in some stage of the exploration and production of natural resources demanded by society. The students participated in several student - industry networking events and attended talks that covered a range of topics, from working with indigenous communities in emerging economies, to the economic viability of mining in central Asia.  Simon hopes to make this an annual event for interested students.