About Us

About Us

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) welcomes you to the 2019 SME Annual Conference & Expo and 121st CMA National Western Mining Conference – the mining and metallurgy industry’s premier event!


About SME

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) whose more than 15,000 membership represents all professionals serving the minerals industry in more than 100 countries. At SME we pride ourselves on providing you with the support and tools you need to grow and enhance your career by offering premier technical content and expanded access to industry resources.

Become a Member of SME

SME Members are among the most educated, tenured and successful professionals in the minerals industry. Our members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. As a member of SME, you have exclusive access to more than 15,000 top professionals across 100 countries who can help your career skyrocket. Join a community committed to your growth.

  • Grow professionally – access a range of educational programs, publications and services geared to your professional development
  • Connect with peers – increase your connections through industry-leading conferences, our expansive online community and sprawling membership database
  • Access research – you always have timely insights to trending industry topics with access to the OneMine.org online digital library and complimentary subscriptions to Mining Engineering and Tunneling & Underground Construction magazines

Visit smenet.org to learn more about SME's various membership opportunities.