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AGORACOM Reports 17,792 Investors From 77 Countries Participated In Online Gold and Commodities Conference – And Counting

Posted by AGORACOM at 9:31 AM on Friday, December 11th, 2009

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AGORACOM Reports 17,792 Investors From 77 Countries Participated In Online Gold and Commodities Conference – And Counting

Investor Participation Smashes Initial Goals and Expectations As Investors From Around The World Embrace Access To Company and Keynote Speaker Presentations From The Comfort Of Their Homes

TORONTO, December 11, 2009 – AGORACOM, a leading online financial community focusing on the small-cap and mid-cap markets, today announced that 17,792 investors from 77 countries participated in the inaugural AGORACOM Online Gold & Commodities Conference, smashing the initial goal of 5,000 investors from 50 countries. The conference, which was open to commodities investors around the world, featured online presentations from 28 public companies, 7 keynote speakers and 2 workshop speakers that included online Q&A sessions.  Our Google Analytics snapshot can be seen below:

AGORACOM Founder, George Tsiolis, stated “I am happy to say that we clearly underestimated the pent-up demand of resource investors from around the world to participate in an online conference, though I am not surprised.  We started out with the belief that borderless, online conferences were the logical next step if the industry was going to reach out to new, bigger audiences and investors have clearly responded. They want great information and convenient access without having to travel, spend money and take valuable time away from their lives. We now have every intention to continue delivering on that demand for years to come.”

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION METRICS

AGORACOM released the following key participation metrics for the period December 2 – 7:

Number Of Presentations Viewed Per Exhibiting Company:
Average: 129.5
Median: 71

Number Of Visitors To Each Exhibiting Company HUB
Average:  1063
Median:  293

Number Of Visits To Each Exhibiting Company HUB
Average: 1,389.25
Median:  340.5

Number Of International Visitors Per Exhibiting Company HUB
Average:  5.53
Median:  4.5

Number Of Presentations Viewed Per Speaker:
Average: 736.75
Median: 480.5

Top 20 Participating Countries:

Canada, United States, India, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Mexico, Singapore, Pakistan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, France, Thailand, New Zealand, Spain, Vietnam

FEEDBACK FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND OTHER WEB PLATFORMS SUCH AS STOCKTWITS

“It is simply amazing to see the global distribution of participants in our conference” added Tsiolis. “We were especially pleased to see great feedback coming in directly from the likes of Australia, Germany, Tennessee and the Canadian Rockies, as well as, through other online investor communities such as StockTwits.com that picked up on the conference and notified its massive audience. Only an online conference can go viral so broadly, quickly and unexpectedly, which is a significant advantage to traditional conferences.”

FIGURES EXPECTED TO INCREASE AS PRESENTATIONS NOW ON DEMAND AND LISTED BY KITCO

AGORACOM expects participation metrics to continue increasing over the next 2 weeks. On December 8th, all company and speaker presentations became available on demand for the benefit of investors that could not participate during the conference or new investors that are just discovering the conference. Investors can visit http://agoracom.com/conferences to view company profiles and all presentations.  In addition, Bart Kitner and the good folks over at Kitco.com have started listing company presentations on their front page news section for the benefit of all resource investors.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

AGORACOM wishes to thank the following keynote speakers, representing a who’s who of industry analysts and market commentators, for their valuable and thought provoking presentations on commodities, world markets and the road ahead.  Each of their bios, topics and presentations can be viewed here:

  • Peter Grandich              Chief Commentator, AGORACOM.com
  • Eric Coffin                    Co-Producer of The Hard Rock Analyst Publications
  • Barry Ritholtz                Author Of The Big Picture, Rated The Web’s #1 Financial Blog
  • Paul Kedrosky               Author Of Infectious Greed, Rated The Web’s #2 Financial Blog
  • Jean-Francois Tardif      2007 Best Canadian Hedge Fund Manager
  • Peter Spina                   Founder, Goldseek.com
  • Gregor Macdonald         The Top Ranked Energy Analyst On StockTwits Blog Network

Workshop Presenters:

PRESENTING COMPANIES

George Tsiolis, Founder of AGORACOM, stated “Participating companies are truly pioneers for having the vision to see that online conferences remove all barriers to participation and bring together investors from around the world. If they have this kind of vision when it comes to meeting investors, investors should watch their vision of the future of their own companies. From gold to bauxite, grassroots exploration to full production, every investor will find companies of great potential interest to them.”

Watch company presentations

American Lithium Minerals         (AMLM:OTCBB)
Canada Gold                             (CI: TSXV)
Chai Cha Na Mining                  (CNN: CNSX)
Crosshair Explorations                (CXX: TSX)
Donner Metals                           (DON: TSXV)
Exeter Resources                       (XRC:TSX)
Evolving Gold                           (EVG: TSXV)
First Bauxite Corporation            (FBX: TSXV)
Grizzly Diamonds                      (GZD: TSXV)
Goldquest Mining                      (GQC: TSXV)
Hi Ho Silver                              (HHS: CNSX)
Heatherdale Resources               (HTR: TSXV)
Int’l Wayside Mining                  (WYG:TSXV)
Levon Resources                       (LVN: TSXV)
New Dawn Mining                     (ND: TSX)
New Sage Energy                      (NSG: TSXV)
Oremex Resources                     (ORM: TSXV)
Q-Gold Resources                     (QAU: TSXV)
Rock Tech Resources                (RCK: TSXV)
Riverstone Resources                 (RVS: TSXV)
Sage Gold                                 (SGX: TSXV)
Serengeti Resources                   (SIR: TSXV)
Strongbow Exploration               (SBW: TSXV)
Shoreham Resources                  (SMH: TSXV)
Timmins Gold                           (TMM: TSXV)
Threegold Resources                  (THG: TSXV)
Uracan Resources                      (URC: TSXV)
Victoria Gold                             (VIT: TSXV)

AGORACOM TO HOST 4 ONLINE CONFERENCES IN 2010

As a result of the success of this inaugural conference, AGORACOM will be hosting a full line-up of online conferences in 2010.  Specific dates will be announced shortly but they are anticipated to take place in March, June, September and December.  Companies wishing to participate in our 2010 line up should contact us at conference@agoracom.com .

This press release was distributed by our good friends at MarketWire, the official news wire of AGORACOM.com and the AGORACOM Online Gold & Commodities Conference.

About AGORACOM – Online Investor Relations For Small and Mid-Cap Companies

AGORACOM is North America’s largest online investor relations community for small-cap and mid-cap companies. We have partnered with the world’s biggest Internet companies to deliver content that connects public companies and investors, including Globe Investor, Yahoo Finance Canada, AOL Money Canada and Blackberry device on the planet. Over 250 public companies have used AGORACOM to conduct online investor relations.

More than just lip service, AGORACOM attracted 1.31 million investors that visited 7.9 million times and read just under 100 million pages of information last year.

CONTACT INFORMATION

George Tsiolis, LL.B

Founder

AGORACOM

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AGORACOM Online Gold & Commodities Conference Now “On Demand”.

Posted by AGORACOM at 1:42 PM on Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Good afternoon to you all. The AGORACOM Online Gold & Commodities Conference is now on demand for investors that were not able to make the conference from Thursday – Sunday. After all, life is busy and you shouldn’t be penalized for it.  That’s another great advantage of online conferences – you get to consume the information on your time.

The best way to view the conference is as follows:

1]  Review the concise profiles of all presenting companies and decide which presentations you want to watch.

2]  Go to the conference schedule and simply click on a company name to be taken to its presentation page.

3]  The conference schedule also includes links to the bios and presentations of each keynote and workshop speaker.  Simply click and watch.

PRESENTATIONS NOW ON KITCO

I’m also happy to announce that our friends over at Kitco have allowed us to post company presentations to their front page news section .  Thanks to Bart Kitner and his team for realizing the value of these presentations for all resource investors.  We’ll be posting a couple of presentations every couple of hours for the next few days.  Here’s a snapshot of our most recent posts.

CLICK IMAGE FOR LARGER, CLEARER VIEW

Conference Kitco

Regards,
George

Financial Post Reports On AGORACOM Online Gold & Commodities Conference

Posted by AGORACOM at 5:33 PM on Friday, December 4th, 2009

Some additional good news about wide-spread coverage of The AGORACOM Online Gold & Commodities Conference.  After reporting yesterday on the great feedback we were seeing via e-mail, posts on AGORACOM and Web 2.0 sources such as StockTwits, the conference received nice media coverage from Peter Koven of the Financial Post.  I’ve clipped a bit of the article because a picture is worth 1,000 words but click on the image to see the full story.

I think we’re on to something 🙂

Give Peter Koven credit – he covers this sector as well as, if not better than, anybody else in Canada.

Regards,
George

FP Article

Victor Goncalvez – Workshop Presentation: The Green Bull & Why Green Juniors Will Benefit For Years To Come

Posted by AGORACOM at 2:18 PM on Friday, December 4th, 2009

THIS PRESENTATION WILL GO LIVE ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3RD @ 4:30 PM EST.

Please find enclosed our second of two workshop presentations on the last day of The AGORACOM Online Gold & Commodities Conference. Victor Goncalvez is a green bull that makes the case for investing in rare earth metals companies – including our long-time former client Avalon Rare Metals.  We’re especially appreciative of the fact Victor prepared 2 separate workshop presentations for the conference, which included the must watch “Gold Bull” yesterday.

Please click on the image below to launch the presentation in a new browser window. The presentation will not launch prior to 4:30 PM EST. Upon completion of the interview, close the window and return here to post your questions and comments. To do so, please click on the “Comments” button at the bottom of this post.

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Victor Goncalvez - Opening Slide Dec 3

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PROFILE

Victor is a Newsletter writer, consultant and speaker that focuses on the green and resource sectors. He is the Editor of The GreenDollarReport.com, whose basic thesis is that green technologies will lead the charge in a new industrial revolution.

Over his past 7 years in the financial markets Victor has developed a keen eye for the resource markets and the green space. Some of his research areas have included the Uranium and Coal Markets, the Oil Industry and OPEC, and Macro Economic Indicators. Victor currently writes for various magazines and websites including Barrons Magazine, Kitco, CIM and Western Standard. He has been featured on BNN, Mining Industry TV and various other TV programs and is invited to speak at many leading industry events and conferences.

You can follow his free public commentary via his blog, Twitter or Website

Regards,
George

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Barry Ritholtz – Keynote Presentation: How Bailout Nation Took Us Down … And Where It Is Taking Us Next

Posted by AGORACOM at 11:45 AM on Friday, December 4th, 2009

THIS PRESENTATION WILL GO LIVE ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4TH @ 1:30 PM EST.

Please find enclosed our anchor leg keynote presentation at the AGORACOM Online Gold & Commodities Conference. The anchor leg of any team is always reserved for the strongest, fastest member.  As such, it is only fitting that Barry Rithlotz, voted the world’s top financial blogger in 2008, takes us home.

I’ve covered Barry extensively on the AGORACOM blog for reasons that are clearly obvious to his global following of investors.  For those of you that haven’t discovered Barry yet, the best way to describe him comes from a line I wrote in December 2008:

Barry Ritholtz is the Will Hunting of Wall Street – a down to earth guy who is “wicked smawt”.

Ironically enough, that was the post in which Barry proclaimed Gold Has A Date With $1,500 Somewhere In The Future” – and here we are 12 months later with gold sitting at or just below all-time highs.

Today, Barry sits down with me to discuss the critical question on the minds of all investors .. “Where Do We Go From Here?”. To get to that answer, Ritholtz shares his views on the following:

  • Why we simply should have said “Fuck You” to insolvent banks
  • How Bush started and Obama mistakenly continued the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of the planet
  • The FDIC and the Swedish model
  • 3 big and non-obvious reasons that puts the wind at gold’s back.
  • Stock market is up? Who cares! “What the hell do the markets have to do with the economy?” Ask Japan.
  • Why oil and other $USD priced commodities are going higher – but foreigners beware of real returns
  • Canada – a great place to invest and gain exposure to commodities
  • The $USD – encouraging a “race to the bottom” amongst global currencies, counter-trend rally, then another leg down
  • US equities – impossible to short stocks in this quantitative easing environment
  • The parallels to 1973-74 and the start of the next secular bull market
  • Gold – $1,350 and $1,525 targets, then probably goes to its inflation adjusted high

Ritholtz, as always, takes the no nonsense but supremely intelligent approach to economic analysis that we only wish our financial leaders would apply when governing.  Given the fact his firm manages money for some pretty high-net worth individuals and organizations, any opportunity to tap into his brain for free is a golden one.

Please click on the image below to launch the presentation in a new browser window. The presentation will not launch prior to 1:30 PM EST. Upon completion of the interview, close the window and return here to post your questions and comments. To do so, please click on the “Comments” button at the bottom of this post.

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Ritholtz opening slide

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PROFILE

A frequent commentator on economic data and financial markets, Barry L. Ritholtz is a regular guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox, CNN, ABC, CBS, PBS, MSNBC, and C/SPAN. He has appeared on many shows, including Nightline, ABC World News Tonight, Fast Money, Kudlow & Co, and Power Lunch, and has guest-hosted Squawk Box on numerous occasions.

His market perspectives are quoted regularly in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Forbes, Fortune, Smart Money, Kiplingers, and many other print media.

Beyond his commentary and published articles, Mr. Ritholtz also authors The Big Picture a leading financial blog that has quickly amassed over 50 million visitors and was named as one of the Top 3 Business Blogs in the world. Media accolades include the WSJ (“What the In-Crowd Knows“), which it cited his blog as the Economic “Blog Insiders Read to Stay Current;” Business Week noted its “insightful calls on the direction of the stock market” (Blogging For Dollars). CNBC’s Larry Kudlow described it as “very helpful and addictive — the best stock market blog there is.”

In his day job, Mr. Ritholtz is CEO and Director of Equity Research at Fusion IQ, an online quantitative research firm. The firm makes its institutional strength number crunching available to individual traders and investors. This marks the first time an institutional grade quant research product is available to the public at an affordable price.

Mr. Ritholtz is the author of the book Bailout Nation, published by Wiley & Co. summer 2009. It has become the best reviewed book on the bailouts to date. Accolades include The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg.

You can follow his free public commentary via his blog

Regards,
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Paul Kedrosky – Keynote Presentation: Where The Global Economy & Markets Go From Here .. And Why

Posted by AGORACOM at 9:39 AM on Friday, December 4th, 2009

THIS PRESENTATION WILL GO LIVE ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4TH @ 11:00 AM EST.

Please find enclosed the mid-morning keynote presentation at the AGORACOM Online Gold & Commodities Conference.   Dr. Paul Kedrosky, one of the top financial bloggers on the planet, sits down with me to discuss the critical question on the minds of all investors .. “Where Do We Go From Here?”. To get to that answer, Kedrosky shares his views on the following:

  • The current game of currency chicken between China and The United States
  • Why he sees gold 15-20% higher in 2010 – if you have the stomach for volatility coming with it
  • Why oil goes significantly higher in 2010-11
  • Why he is strongly in the deflation camp despite the money presses
  • Steer towards commodity and real assets, steer away from US equities
  • Sovereign risk and why my Greek mother can no longer sleep
  • The tail risks investors need to be most careful about
  • Fiat paper system … is it broken?
  • Beware of naive contrarianism

Kedrosky, as always, applies the clear logic that has made him a “fan favorite” amongst online investors and one of the most sought after market commentators in the media (see his full profile below).  As such, if you’re serious about investing and in need of top-shelf analysis about critical elements that will determine the future of the global economy, then grab a coffee and hit play.

Please click on the image below to launch the presentation in a new browser window. The presentation will not launch prior to 11:00 AM EST. Upon completion of the interview, close the window and return here to post your questions and comments. To do so, please click on the “Comments” button at the bottom of this post.

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Kedrosky Opening Slide

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PROFILE

Dr. Paul Kedrosky is an investor, writer, and entrepreneur. He is a sought-after speaker; an analyst for CNBC television; a columnist for TheStreet/RealMoney; and the editor of Infectious Greed, one of the best known business blogs that was named as one of the Top 3 Business Blogs in the world.

He is frequently quoted in major publications around the world, including influential columns and articles for the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Harvard Business Review, and others. He has also appeared on many media outlets, including CNN, PBS Newshour, ABC Nightline, and the New York Times.

Dr. Kedrosky is currently a Senior Fellow at the $2 Billion Kauffman Foundation, where he is focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, and the future of risk capital. He is also Senior Research Advisor to Ten Asset Management, a southern California institutional money management firm using innovative quantitative techniques in capital markets. He is also a fellow and on the advisory board of the Berkeley Center for Innovative Financial Technology. He is an advisor to various other companies, institutional investors, and venture capital firms.

Dr. Kedrosky has also a professional seed investor, having run an innovative seed capital program based out of the highly-ranked University of California, San Diego. He has also been a venture partner at Ventures West, a large institutional venture capital firm.

He has a Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario, an M.B.A. from Queen’s University, and a B. Engineering from Carleton University.

You can follow his free public commentary via his blog or Twitter

Regards,
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Jean Francois Tardif – Keynote Presentation: The Upcoming Multi-Year Cycle Of Inflation vs. Deflation

Posted by AGORACOM at 7:52 AM on Friday, December 4th, 2009

THIS PRESENTATION WILL GO LIVE ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4TH @ 8:30 AM EST.

Please find enclosed the opening keynote presentation on the 2nd day of The AGORACOM Online Gold & Commodities Conference. Jean Francois (“JF”) Tardif , the retired superstar Hedge Fund Manager goes in-depth in an interview with me to discuss The Upcoming Multi-Year Cycle Of Inflation vs. Deflation. JF believes the next 5 years are going to be extremely profitable for traders but a losing game for buy and hold investors.

Tardif, as always, applies arguments and facts that helped him deliver some of the best and consistent hedge-fund results on the continent over the past decade, including a blistering average annual return of 21 per cent for the five year period ended April 30, 2009.

Please click on the image below to launch the presentation in a new browser window. The presentation will not launch prior to 8:30 AM EST. Upon completion of the interview, close the window and return here to post your questions and comments. To do so, please click on the “Comments” button at the bottom of this post.

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JF Opening Slide

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PROFILE

Prior to his retirement in June 2009, Jean-François Tardif was the Lead Portfolio Manager for the Sprott Opportunities Hedge Fund LP, Sprott Opportunities RSP Fund and Sprott Opportunities Offshore Fund with combined assets over US$450 million.

In 2007, Mr. Tardif was recognized at the HFM Week’s US Performance Awards Ceremony as the Best Canada-Based Hedge Fund Manager and was nominated for the Best Long/Short Hedge Fund Manager award. In addition, Barron’s ranked his Sprott Opportunities Fund as the #18 Hedge Fund on the planet.

In 2007 and 2008, he won Globe Investor’s My One and Only stock-picking contest in both 2007 and 2008.

For the five year ended April 30, 2009, his Sprott Opportunities Hedge Fund posted a blistering average annual return of 21 per cent

Mr. Tardif has been frequently interviewed and quoted on the AGORACOM Blog where many investors benefited from heeding his advice concerning the effects of deleveraging. We are very pleased to have him back for our conference.

Regards,
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Victor Goncalvez – Workshop Presentation #2: The Gold Bull & Why Gold Juniors Will Enjoy 2010

Posted by AGORACOM at 4:41 PM on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

THIS PRESENTATION WILL GO LIVE ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3RD @ 4:30 PM EST.

Please find enclosed our second of two workshop presentations for The AGORACOM Online Gold & Commodities Conference. Victor Goncalvez is a gold bull that is calling for $1,250 gold before the end of the year and is actually pegging an official price of $1,273.00.  After his September call that gold juniors would rally, he continues to believe juniors have their best days in front of them.  That’s music to my ears and the ears of many investors that have been patiently waiting their turn.

Victor also gives 5 of his best picks for 2010.

Please click on the image below to launch the presentation in a new browser window. The presentation will not launch prior to 4:30 PM EST. Upon completion of the interview, close the window and return here to post your questions and comments. To do so, please click on the “Comments” button at the bottom of this post.

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Victor Goncalvez - Opening Slide Dec 3

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PROFILE

Victor is a Newsletter writer, consultant and speaker that focuses on the green and resource sectors. He is the Editor of The GreenDollarReport.com, whose basic thesis is that green technologies will lead the charge in a new industrial revolution.

Over his past 7 years in the financial markets Victor has developed a keen eye for the resource markets and the green space. Some of his research areas have included the Uranium and Coal Markets, the Oil Industry and OPEC, and Macro Economic Indicators. Victor currently writes for various magazines and websites including Barrons Magazine, Kitco, CIM and Western Standard. He has been featured on BNN, Mining Industry TV and various other TV programs and is invited to speak at many leading industry events and conferences.

You can follow his free public commentary via his blog, Twitter or Website

Regards,
George

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Jim Letourneau – Workshop Presentation #1: Do You Believe We Are Running Out Of Oil? Jim Says …. No.

Posted by AGORACOM at 4:25 PM on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

THIS PRESENTATION WILL GO LIVE ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3RD @ 4:30 PM EST.

Please find enclosed our first of two workshop presentations for The AGORACOM Online Gold & Commodities Conference.  Jim Letourneau is the founder and editor of The Big Picture Speculator and is presenting his ideas on the entire concept of “peak oil”.  He simply believes we have more than enough oil and there will be plenty of money to be made from the oil industry – to the tune of 6 – 10 Trillion barrels of oil.  Given the fact we’ve only used 1.2 trillion barrels in the entire human existence, Jim thinks we’re sooner to get priced out of oil than to run out of it.

This is an awesome presentation.  Jim has an excellent delivery, is extremely confident when making his points and backs it up with some great data.

Please click on the image below to launch the presentation in a new browser window. The presentation will not launch prior to 4:30 PM EST. Upon completion of the interview, close the window and return here to post your questions and comments. To do so, please click on the “Comments” button at the bottom of this post.

UPDATE 5:12 PM EST: Our apologies to Jim and people tuning in to hear his presentation.  We used the wrong link.  It’s now been repaired.  Thanks.

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Jim Letourneau - Opening Slide

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PROFILE

Jim Letourneau, P.Geol. is an inspiring speaker, geologist, investment newsletter editor and communications specialist living in Calgary, Alberta.  He has created a powerful social media web that integrates the power of Facebook, Twitter, a 5200 person email list, and his blog. He routinely makes the Facebook and Twitter Elite lists.

Jim frequently conducts property visits as part of his due diligence and he has toured mining and exploration projects in many parts of the world. He regularly meets with oil and gas executives in Calgary, Canada.

With the unique perspective of geologist and investor, his expertise is sought all over the world. Jim has served as an expert witness in front of the Canada’s National Energy Board and he’s frequently quoted and interviewed in national media including CBC, CNBC, Resource World Magazine, Business in Calgary Magazine, The Korelin Economics Report, SeekingAlpha.com, HoweStreet.com, and Minyanville.com

Jim has received several professional awards including:

  • Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists Link Award – 2005
    • Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists Tracks Award – 1995

You can follow his free public commentary via his blog or Twitter

Regards,
George

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Conference Feedback Is Coming In Fast And Hard From Everywhere On The Web and The World

Posted by AGORACOM at 3:38 PM on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Good afternoon to you all.  I’m happy to say that Day 1 of the conference has been pleasantly surprising so far.  I won’t say anything more than that until its all over .  More than just lip service, here are just some of the amazing comments we’ve seen from all corners of the web so far.  What is really amazing is the locations these testimonials are coming in from:

  • Canadian Rockies
  • Sydney Australia
  • Hinterlands of Tennessee

This is exactly the goal we wanted to achieve!  A borderless conference in which investors, emerging companies and wicked smart speakers can share information without the expenses, time and carbon footprint related to traditional conferences.

Thanks to everyone for breathing life into this platform for the benefit of all!

VIA E-MAIL

Dear George and staff.  Just wanted to congratulate you all on the Gold and Commodities Conference. It is a tremendous and seamless concept!! I have already listened to Peter Grandich, Eric Coffin, and several Round 1 Company Presentations. All great!! I am presently on holidays in the great Canadian Rockies.  During the conference I had time to go into the hot tub outside (temperature outside is -5 C) with the frost covered hills in the background with late flocks of noisy geese and mallards gleaning in the farmers fields and think about the information given so far. Whow!! What a conference! What a concept!! Keep up the good work and may your projects (present and future) be blessed with success!!

Thanks. Robert C

Very cool George. I always said we should do this. Good for you guys!  Listening to Eric now…

Anonymous / Gracious Competitor

VIA TWITTER & STOCK TWITS

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VIA AGORACOM

OptionsGal says

Awesome job with the Conference thus far. Am enjoying it immensely and have gathered considerable information on possible new investments. A major thanks to both you and the entire Agoracom team for spearheading this initiative. What a luxury to kick back in the comfort and privacy of my own home office, while having some of the best gold heads at my fingertips. You did a beautiful job with Peter Grandich yesterday. Look forward to catching more today.

Have a great weekend. You should be very proud of the successful job you did.
Pam

DoLittle says:

I had the chance to take in a few of the keynote speakers at the online conference over the last two days and was very impressed with the information, interviews and format. This conference was an excellent idea. I plan to check out more over the weekend as time permits. Great job Agoracom! Thank you.
Kat

oby says:

It’s 2am AEST (Sydney Australia) and I am hanging out for this Presentation by Peter which I think will be a WINNER. I might take a cat nap before I resume the conference at 5am with Eric Coffin who sounds like a very knowledgeable analyst indeed.

Really looking forward to this conference, and thanks George and team for organizing such an event.

susan says:
December 3, 2009 at 12:21 pm
(Edit)Please someone tell me that I will be able to watch a repeat of Peter’s speellllll as I was on the plane without any access….if I can’t find out what Peter said I will be most miserable so could one of my best blogger friends at a minimum post some bullet point recap of his speech….please and thank you! From the hinterlands of Tennessee I say thank you in advance!

No, Susan.  We say thank-you.  Thanks to all.  Still too early to take a victory lap but I think the next conference is going to absolutely dwarf this one.

Regards,
George