59th Annual Conference of Metallurgists – COM 2020, Toronto CANADA

Date: 24 August 2020 - 27 August 2020

Fairmont Royal York Hotwl
100 Front Street West



The Conference will mark the 59th Annual Conference of Metallurgists. The conference is the premier event in Canada for metallurgists and material engineers to network, learn and discuss new technologies. Our theme Emerging Technologies in Materials and Metallurgical Industries speaks to the professional learning opportunities and audience that will be present in Toronto.
Technologies that were non-existent or immature a decade ago, are being developed/commercialized currently, and are expected to be fully adopted in a decade. Examples as following: Sustainable Energy Practices in Metal Processing, Development and Implementation of Novel Extraction Technologies, Best Safe Practices and Catastrophic Risk identification and Mitigation, Processing of Strategic Materials, Additive manufacturing, Digitization (Industry 4.0) and more!
The technical program of COM will include the following symposia:
Special: Advances in Materials Manufacturing IV- Dr. Jason Lo Memorial symposiumLight Metals for the Transportation Industry
Special: Rodney Jones Honorary Symposium on Chromite Processing
Manufacturing Involving Rapid Solidification
Corrosion and Degradation
Accelerated Material Design (ICME) in Structural and Energy Materials
Towards Sustainable Energy Practices in Metal Processing
Third Novennial Symposium on New Technology Implementation
Best Safe Practices and Catastrophic Risk Identification and Mitigation
Processing of Critical Materials
Novel Technologies for Environmental Footprint Reduction in Mineral Processing Operations
Plenary I: John Dutrizac Plenary Session on Economic and Social Contributions of Metallurgical Innovations – Past, Present, and Future
Plenary II: A Practical Journey through Additive Manufacturing, a Retroactive Look at the Recent Past, Present and Future
Short courses, poster session, trade show, Pub night and more activities will follow.
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