Paste 2023

25th International Conference on Paste, Thickened and Filtered Tailings
29 April – 3 May 2023 | Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Alberta, Canada


Information and deadlines for authors and speakers.


Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.


Information and registration for event attendees.

Host Organisation

The Paste 2023 Conference is being hosted by The University of Alberta Geotechnical Centre on behalf of the Australian Centre for Geomechanics. The Conference will take place in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Founding Body

In 1999, the Australian Centre for Geomechanics initiated the series of international conferences on paste, thickened and filtered tailings (PTFT). The University of Alberta hosted the inaugural conference and is pleased to now host the 25th Anniversary of the Paste Conference.

Paste 2023 seeks to explore the considerations needed to raise mining industry leaders’ awareness of how important tailings stewardship is to long-term industry sustainability.

ACG Online Repository of Conference Proceedings

There is a range of papers from previous Paste conferences that are freely available to download from the Online Repository of Conference Proceedings.

Paste 2021 papers are freely available for download at

Hard copy proceedings are also available for purchase from the ACG online shop.

Calling for Conference Hosts

The ACG is calling for expressions of interest in hosting upcoming Paste, Thickened and Filtered Tailings conferences. Email us to learn more.