Bringing together experts and interested individuals to address tailings technology and management in Alberta's Oil Sands Industry, the International Oil Sands Tailings Conference (IOSTC) offers the most recent developments in oil sands tailings and management to the international community through invited speakers and select technical presentations.

8th International
Oil Sands Tailings Conference (IOSTC)

Dec 9-10, 2024  |  Dinwoodie Lounge  |  University of Alberta  |  Edmonton, AB

Call for Abstracts

The University of Alberta Geotechnical Centre and the Oil Sands Tailings Research Facility (OSTRF) are pleased to announce the 8th International Oil Sands Tailings Conference (IOSTC) on December 9-10, 2024.

The IOSTC brings together oil sands operators, consultants, regulators and academia. Together we explore the latest insights and innovations in oil sands tailing management.

This year’s event will include invited speakers and select technical presentations. We are accepting abstracts and proposals for speakers on a variety of topics.

Presentation Topics

Does your presentation not fit the above themes? We are open to your ideas! If you think your topic would be a good fit for the Oil Sands and Tailings Conference, please let us know.

We invite prospective speakers to submit abstracts or proposals (prepared in English). Please limit your submission to 250 words. Include a short title and the names of all authors, as well as their affiliations.

Email submissions to Lindsay Erickson by June 28, 2024. Selected speakers will receive a notice of acceptance by July 17, 2024. 

If you are presenting on a paper, a deadline for final papers will be provided in the notice of acceptance.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have opportunities for sponsors to support the 2024 IOSTC! More information to come.

If you are interested in sponsoring or would like to be alerted when sponsorship tiers are posted, please email Lindsay Erickson.