Technical Sessions that Enlighten

The 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo and 91st Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section is proud to present technical sessions hosted by some of the leading industry innovators from around the world. This will include the 6th North American Iron Ore Symposium. All technical sessions will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

To learn more about available sessions, please view the complete list below.


Oral and poster session topics will include:

  • Coal & Energy
  • Environmental
  • Health & Safety
  • Mineral & Metallurgical Processing
  • Industrial Minerals & Aggregates
  • Iron Ore Symposium
  • Mining & Exploration
  • Bulk Material Handling
  • Mining Finance
  • Research
  • UCA of SME
  • International

Download the Complete Technical Program

The 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo and 91st Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section Technical Sessions are available for download as a printable PDF. The Technical Session Guide is complete with session titles, authors, chairs and abstracts. Program changes after November 29, 2017 will be reflected in the official conference app.

Download the Technical Program

To view all technical programs available, please visit Bulletins and Brochures.

Keynote Address

The 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo and 91st Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section includes many high-profile industry speakers and will highlight the importance of industrial innovation, including in the mining sector. To learn more about the keynote address and the speakers, please visit Speakers.