15-18 June, 2017
Beijing Conference Center, China
20th International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings
 7 May, 2017
 Early Bird Registration Due

 15 June, 2017
 Registration Onsite

 16-18 June, 2017
 Paste 2017 Seminar

Short Course

The following short courses will be offered prior to the Paste 2017 Seminar. These are not included in the seminar registration fee and must be paid for separately. To register for the courses, please add them to your total purchase. All short courses are held at the seminar venue, Beijing Conference Center.

Short Course 1
TitleMine Waste Management using Dewatered Tailings, Backfill and Co-disposal with Waste Rock – Emerging Technologies and Best Available Practice
DateWednesday, 14 June, 2017
  • Chris Lee, PEng, Principal, Golder Associates Ltd., Canada
  • Sue Longo, PEng, MBA, Principal, Golder Associates Ltd., Canada
  • Shiu N. Kam, PEng, Principal, Golder Associates Ltd., Canada

View the Short Course 1 outline

Short Course 2
TitleReliability-based Design in Mining Engineering
DateThursday, 15 June, 2017
PresentersJian Deng, PEng, PhD, Professor, Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining and Exploration of Canada, Lakehead University, Canada

View the Short Course 2 outline


Short Course 1 – Wednesday, 14 June
09:00-10:30Challenges in mine waste management
10:30-11:00Morning Break
11:00-12:30Changes and Best Available Technology in mine waste management
13:30-15:00Dewatered Tailings System Design
15:00-15:30Afternoon Break
15:30-17:00Current Trends in Mine Waste Disposal

Short Course 2 – Thursday, 15 June
09:00-10:20Random Variables and Useful Probability Distributions
Functions of Random Variables
10:20-10:40Morning Break
10:40-12:00Statistical Methods
13:30-15:20Reliability and reliability-based design
15:20-15:40Afternoon Break
15:40-17:00Practical examples

Registration fees:

Registration categoryEarly Bird Rate
until 7 May, 2017
Full Rate
after 7 May, 2017
GeneralShort Course 1 - USD 450
Short Course 2 - USD 450
Short Course 1 - USD 500
Short Course 2 - USD 500
StudentsShort Course 1 - USD 350
Short Course 2 - USD 350
Short Course 1 - USD 400
Short Course 2 - USD 400

Important Note:

  • Please note that each course covers the full day, therefore please only register for one per day.
  • If you are interested in the short courses, you can click on the “Register” tab (left hand side of web page) and pay registration fees for short course of Paste 2017.
  • The registration fee of either short course includes access to all technical courses, two coffee-breaks, one lunch and one dinner EXPECT accommodation and/or any other products or services not mentioned above. Delegates are entirely responsible for making their own travel arrangements.
  • The Organizing Committee of Paste 2017 will advise delegates immediately if any changes happen to the short course.