Young Leaders Program
Become a Part of the Young Leaders Program
Whether you are just starting out 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 working in the mining industry are welcome to join us and connect and grow with SME.
YOUNG LEADERS SOCIAL (YLC MEMBERS ONLY)
Saturday, Feb. 25 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
All current members of the SME Young Leaders are invited to come relax and kick off the conference. Come meet your fellow Young Leaders away from the conference atmosphere.
YOUNG LEADERS COMMITTEE MEETING
Sunday, Feb. 26 | Noon – 2:00 pm
Are you a leader in both your career and your community? If so then you might be SME Young Leader material! If you are interested in making a difference in the future of the mining industry, join us for our annual committee meeting and find out how you can create programs and events to help further develop your career and leadership skills.
YOUNG LEADERS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LUNCHEON
Monday, Feb. 27 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm | $40 per ticket
Salt Palace Convention Center Grand Ballroom A
Sponsored by: Hatch and Rio Tinto
Gather with other young professionals to discuss challenges and solutions to some of the hottest topics in the industry. This luncheon spotlights hot button issues, with a focus on what younger professionals need to know as the mining and mineral industry moves forward.
MONDAY NIGHT SOCIAL
Monday, Feb. 27 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lucky Strike Denver
Back by popular demand, the SME Young Leaders are hosting the Monday Night Social at Lucky Strike again in Denver! Lucky Strike in the inaugural venue for this event and we’re excited to be back! All are welcome and encouraged to join us for bowling, billiards, shuffleboard, Ping-Pong, and you guessed it, the infamous Miners Mule. Food and great company are also included. Space is limited so be sure to purchase your ticket early during registration for the MINEXCHANGE 2023 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 125th National Western Mining Conference. All conference attendees ages 21 and up are welcome and encouraged to attend. $10 cover charge applies.
YOUNG LEADERS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS
SME Young Leaders: FE,PE, and other Professional Qualifications
SME Young Leaders: Artisanal Mining