June 25 & 26 Conference Agenda

June 25, 2023

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop: Technical studies in Developing Mining Projects

Instructor: Dr. Abani Samal, Principal, GeoGlobal LLC.


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Kickstarter


Join us for an informal few drinks and snacks and get to know one another before we get kick started on June 26.

June 26, 2023

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration & Coffee

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Opening Remarks

William Sattlegger, Executive Director & Conference Chair, i2iVestcom Advisors

9:10 am - 9:15 am

Land Acknowledgement

Chief Roy S. Jones Jr, from Skidegate Haida Gwaii

9:15 am - 9:20 am

Welcome Remarks

Doug Engdahl, CEO, AXIOM Group Ltd.

9:20 am - 9:40 am

Introduction to Indigenous Business in Canada, ESG & Partnerships

presented by Paul Gruner, CEO, Tahltan Nation Development Corporation

9:40 am - 10:00 am

ESG for Critical Mineral Explorers: the what, the why, and steps to getting started 

presented by Seth Forman, President, ESG, SocialsuiteHQ

 Session 1: Corporation Presentations

moderator: Mike Fox, Publisher, The Prospector Investment News

10:00 am - 10:20 am

Critical Minerals Americas Inc.

presented by: Shahe’ Sabag, Technical Director


Constrained supplies of critical metals compel the discovery of metal deposits hosting long term domestic supplies which can advance into production quickly. Bulk mineable deposits which are at surface offer the best such opportunities, especially if advantaged with infrastructure and supplies of reagents nearby. Mineralized Zones have been discovered in black shales at the 850km2 SBH Property held by Critical Minerals Americas Inc., adjacent to the Alberta oil sands. The Zones are mineralized with recoverable Rare Earth Elements, Lithium and Scandium, and offer opportunities capable of supporting mining operations over many decades which will also consume much of the waste Sulphur from oil sands operations in addition to consuming CO2. The foregoing have potential for operations which can advance quickly toward production as bulk mineable metallic aggregations extractable by open pit rip-mining methods, whose contained metals are recovered by bioheapleaching processes using naturally occurring bio-organisms.

10:20 am - 10:40 am

Eagle Plains Resources Ltd.

presented by Charles C. Downie, Vice President, Exploration

10:40 am - 11:00 am

Granite Creek Copper Ltd. 

presented by Timothy Johnson, CEO

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Networking Break

11:15 am - 11:35 am

Introduced by Hasmik Asmaryan, Director of Business, Employment, and Training Services, Calgary Catholic Immigration Society


Will public opinion help or hinder Canada’s critical mineral ambitions?

presented by Lynn Exner, COO, Canada Action Coalition


Canada has the deposits, expertise, and technology needed to be a world leader in critical mineral supply. This aligns with our responsibility to contribute to global energy security and our collective drive to net zero.  But despite industry and government aspirations, we still face enormous challenges in executing these objectives. Without public literacy and support, Canada risks letting yet another opportunity pass us by. Can government and industry collectively overcome these challenges and bring the public on board? Or does a culture focused on the negatives of resource development risk upending our  transition and economic goals?

11:35 am - 12:05 pm

Guest Speaker

Petro Nakutnyy, Director of Research and Development Rare Earth Element (REE) Division, Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC)

12:05 pm - 1:00 pm

Networking Luncheon 

Session 2: Corporate Presentations

moderator: Bruce Fair, President, Mench Capital Partners

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

Stillwater Critical Minerals Corp. 

presented by Timothy Johnson, member of The Metallic Group of Companies

1:20 pm - 1:40 pm

iMetals Resources Inc.

presented by Saf Dhillon, CEO

1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

Uncovering Alberta's Mineral Potential: Public Geoscience to Support Alberta's Mineral Strategy

presented by Kelsey MacCormack, Director, Mapping and Modelling, Alberta Geological Survey/AER

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

Securing Battery Material Supply Chains and The Rise of Tennessee as a Battery Hub

presented by Kimberly Berman, Consultant, SFA (Oxford)


Check out the report: The UK Nickel Supply Chain: Future supply and demand for electric vehicles. 

2:25 pm - 2:45 pm

Networking Break

Session 3: Corporate Presentations

moderator: Doug Engdahl, CEO, AXIOM Group

2:45 pm - 3:05 pm

Mazini Power & Energy Ltd.

presented by Chief Roy S. Jones Jr, from Skidegate Haida Gwaii

3:05 pm - 3:25 pm

Lancaster Resources Inc.

presented by Penny White, President & CEO

3:25 pm - 3:50 pm

Pegmatites: Concepts and Exploration Techniques

presented by Dr. Tania Martins, Director, Manitoba Geological Survey

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Axiom Group Social Event - limited capacity


Enjoy connecting with colleagues and friends as you savour a carefully curated selection of appetizers and refreshing beverages.


The event is open to registered attendees, guests, sponsors, and exhibitors of the Critical Mineral Conference Series in partnership with i2iVestcom Advisors.


For your convenience, we will be providing shuttle buses from the conference venue, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, to the event, starting at 5:15 pm. Return transportation will also be available from 9 pm.