Become a Part of the Young Leaders Program

Whether you are just starting your career or have a few years under your belt, you are positioned to lead the mining industry and SME is ready to help you get there. Professionals who are 35 years or younger, demonstrate great leaderships skills, and currently work in the mining industry are welcome to join us and connect and grow with SME.


Attendees must register to purchase tickets for the 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo and 91st Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section social functions.

Multiple tickets for each event may be purchased.

Please check back often for updates to the Young Leaders Program activities.

Young Leaders Committee Meeting

Sunday, Feb. 25 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Are you a leader in both your career and your community? If so then you might be SME Young Leader material! As a Young Leader you will be able to plan and create programs and events to help further develop your career and leadership skills while sharing with other young professionals. If you are interested in making a difference in the future of the mining industry, join us for our annual committee meeting and learn about our many leadership opportunities.

Young Leaders Mentoring Luncheon

Monday, Feb. 26 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
Receive guidance and feedback from one of our industry experts. Share career experience and impressions of the current state of the industry with other young professionals. Check back to find out who the mentor speaker will be.

Young Leaders Field Trip

Get hands on experience with some of the biggest mining projects in the nation. Learn about innovative technologies, strategic operations and much more. Check back soon for location and other information.

Rising Professional Social

Gather with young (and young at heart) industry professionals to catch up on each other’s career development and networking opportunities. Check back soon for date and speaker announcement!

Student Mentor Session

Tuesday, February 27 |3:00pm-6:00 pm
For the second year in a row the SME Young Leaders are pleased to hold a mentoring session for student members and nonmembers attending the Annual Conference. Please check back soon for this year’s topic and speaker lineup.

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