Get More out of your Conference Experience

Meet new acquaintances and reconnect with old friends by attending one of the events at the MINEXCHANGE 2021 SME Annual Conference & Expo. It’s never been more important to connect with industry professionals.

Virtual Coffee CONNECTIONS

Make time to connect with industry professionals, colleagues, and good friends by gathering for a virtual coffee break at MINEXCHANGE. Keep the conversation going and share insights each day of the conference. Some of the best discussions happen over coffee!

March 1               2 – 2:30 pm (MST)

March 2               10 – 10:30 am (MST)

March 3               10 – 10:30 am (MST)

March 4               10 – 10:30 am (MST)

March 5               8:30 – 9:00 am (MST)


Move Mining – LIVE Finals

Sponsored by Komatsu

See the exciting culmination of Move Mining Season Five and watch which team presents the best idea to improve the perception of mining AND $5,000. Join in the excitement live on March 4 from 8:30 – 10:00 am (MST).

Season Five Move Mining Finalists:

  • Team American Mine (Colombia)
    Ana María Salé Duarte, Andrea Katherine Martínez, Heyleen Mildreth Palencia Velasco,
              and Sandrith Adnnelly Torrado Sánchez
  • Team Children’s Mining Pavillion (Mexico)
              Elizabeth Araux
  • Team ComMINEnity (Ecuador)
                Ana Cruz, Vanessa Díaz, and Cynthia Saltos
  • Team Mining Education (Peru)
               Ariana Fatima Arteaga Pastor, Carlos Alberto Saldaña Becerra, Ericka Andrea Chulle Dios, Ruth Abigail Cueva Esquivel,
               and Junior Marquinho Delgado Siete
  • Team Mining Museum:  Mining for Your Life (Colombia)
               Daniel Valencia Cruz, Julián Chacón López, Luis Alejandro Rivas Mosquera, Juan Pablo Carmona Perez,
               and Paubla Andrea Gallego López

Watch all the entries from Season Five on the Move Mining website.



Celebrate excellence and extraordinary achievements in the mining and mineral industry. Join SME, the SME Foundation, AIME, and CMA in recognizing the leaders, innovators, and icons in our field – those who raise the bar a little higher and set milestones along the journey.

SME/AIME Award Recipients Virtual Happy Hour
Attend the SME/AIME Award Recipients Virtual Happy Hour and toast these deserving recipients.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021          4:30 – 5:30 pm MST

To join the happy hour enter passcode 7C2uEa

Join the Celebration


SME/AIME Awards Video


Colorado Mining Association Awards

CMA's awards reflect progression of the mining industry. Exceptional performers are recognized for their achievements in the area of Environmental Stewardship, Mine Health & Safety, and Coal and Hardrock Reclamation.


SME Division Awards and Scholarships

Coal & Energy Division


Environmental Division


Health & Safety Division


IMAD Division


Mining & Exploration Division


MPD Division