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OSSGA Conference call for speakers

July 27, 2016  By OSSGA

July 27, 2016 – OSSGA is calling for presentation proposals for its 2017 conference and AGM! Want to speak to the leaders of our industry on some of the hottest and latest topics? Then submit an abstract for the OSSGA conference call for speakers.

What: OSSGA Conference and Annual General Meeting

When: February 15 to 17, 2017

Where: Westin Ottawa Hotel, Ottawa


Who: The OSSGA Conference and AGM brings together industry representatives from across Ontario for an action-packed agenda on topics such as resource management, collaborative efforts, emerging science and technology, resource management and much more.

Theme: Canada’s Story is Our Story, Celebrating Canada’s 150 Years

How to get involved:
We invite you to submit an abstract on the following topics:

Telling our story, Canada’s story – historic sites and future projects;
Running out of reserves close to market – answers/solutions/challenges;
Large Ontario projects that continue to build a strong Ontario (examples of work being done or are done: LRT Ottawa,  Ottawa Dam, Toronto Subway Extension, 407 Extension, Windsor/401);
Recycling inert fill;
Public Outreach – Tell us about what work members are doing/what they can do;
Aggregate applications – Why they fail, why they succeed;
First Nations success story;
New CAP and trade rules impact;
Permits to operate after you get licenses – changes and impacts of modernization of approvals.

Bring your own presentation or panel (i.e. topical issues, OMB decisions, etc.):
You come up with the topic
You come up with the concept
You come up with the speakers/panel

Act fast! Proposals are due September 2, 2016.
Submissions must be sent to OSSGA no later than Friday, September 2 at 4 p.m. sharp.

Send to the attention of Julie Harrington at or fax (905) 507-0717.

Submission(s) do not guarantee acceptance.

All submissions received become the property of OSSGA, for use in such manner and medium, including electronic media, as OSSGA determines.  Presenters will be notified on September 26th as to whether their submission has been accepted.

Abstract submission checklist:
Title of presentation
200 words description that speaks to:
– key learning attendees will take away
– relevance to the aggregate industry and impact on the future. 

Speaker Information: First name, last name, company, position, address, email, phone number

What time frame is most appropriate for your content? 15 or 30 or 45 minutes?

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