Schedule

Program Schedule

We look forward to seeing you in Denver! Please note, all events and times are subject to change. Check back regularly for the latest schedule and details about conference events.


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*All event dates and times are subject to change.

7:00 AM 5:00 PM Three-Day Short Course: Certified Mine Safety Professional Review Course (ticketed) Room 104 CCC
7:30 AM 8:30 AM Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) Review Course Coffee Break Room 109-113 CCC
11:00 AM 5:00 PM Exhibitor Set-up (10x20 Booths and Larger, By Appointment Only) Exhibit Halls A/B/F CCC
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) Review Course Lunch Room 109-113 CCC
1:00 PM 5:00 PM SME Metallic Student Design Competition Registration Granite C Hyatt
1:00 PM 5:00 PM SME NSSGA Student Design Competition Registration Agate A Hyatt
2:30 PM 3:00 PM Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) Review Course Coffee Break Room 109-113 CCC
7:00 AM 5:00 PM Registration Open Lobby A CCC
7:00 AM 5:00 PM SME Information Desk Open Lobby A CCC
7:00 AM 5:00 PM Three-Day Short Course: Certified Mine Safety Professional Review Course (ticketed) Room 104 CCC
7:30 AM 8:30 AM Short Courses Coffee Break Room 109-113 CCC
8:00 AM 11:00 AM Leadership Orientation Mineral Hall F-G Hyatt
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Exhibitor Set-up Exhibit Halls A/B/F CCC
8:00 AM 5:00 PM One-Day Short Course: MSHA Part 48 Annual Refresher (Underground and Surface) (ticketed) Room 112 CCC
8:00 AM 5:00 PM One-Day Short Course: Successful Implementation of Trigger Action Response Plans (TARPs) (ticketed) Room 106 CCC
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Two-Day Short Course: A Comparison of the new SEC Regulation S-K 1300 on Modernization of Property Disclosures for Mining Registrants to Canadian National Instrument 43-101 (ticketed) Room 108 CCC
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Two-Day Short Course: New Digital Technologies and Risk Management in Strategic Mine Planning: Smart Mining Complexes and Mineral Value Chains under Uncertain Metal Supply and Market Demand (ticketed) Room 110 CCC
10:00 AM 12:00 PM Audit Committee Meeting Granite B Hyatt
10:15 AM 10:30 AM Short Courses Coffee Break Room 109-113 CCC
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Short Courses Lunch Room 109-113 CCC
12:00 PM 5:00 PM ABET General Information & Training Meeting Room 103 CCC
12:30 PM 5:00 PM Coffee Break for Strategic Committees Mineral Hall Foyer Hyatt
1:00 PM 4:00 PM Strategic Committee Meeting - Association Growth Mineral Hall E Hyatt
1:00 PM 4:00 PM Strategic Committee Meeting - Industry Innovation Mineral Hall A  Hyatt
1:00 PM 4:00 PM Strategic Committee Meeting - Industry Workforce Granite A Hyatt
1:00 PM 4:00 PM Strategic Committee Meeting - Responsible Mining & Underground Construction Mineral Hall C Hyatt
1:00 PM 5:00 PM Finance Committee Meeting Granite B Hyatt
1:00 PM 5:00 PM Structure and Governance Committee Meeting Mineral Hall D  Hyatt
2:30 PM 3:00 PM Short Courses Break Room 109-113 CCC
4:00 PM 5:00 PM Joint Strategic Session Mineral Hall F-G Hyatt
5:00 PM 6:30 PM SME Board of Directors Meeting (closed) Granite A Hyatt
7:00 AM 8:30 AM SME Foundation Executive Committee Meeting (closed) Mineral Hall B Hyatt
7:00 AM 5:00 PM Three-Day Short Course: Certified Mine Safety Professional Review Course (ticketed) Room 104 CCC
7:00 AM 6:00 PM Registration Open Lobby A CCC
7:00 AM 6:00 PM SME Bookstore Open Lobby A CCC
7:00 AM 6:00 PM SME Information Desk Open Lobby A CCC
7:30 AM 9:00 AM Health & Safety Division Nominating Committee Meeting (closed) Granite A-B Hyatt
7:30 AM 3:00 PM SME Metallic Student Design Competition (Final Presentations) Capitol 1 Hyatt
7:30 AM 3:00 PM SME/NSSGA Student Design Competition (Final Presentations) Capitol 2-3 Hyatt
8:00 AM 8:30 AM Short Courses Coffee Break Room 109-113 CCC
8:00 AM 9:00 AM Mining & Exploration Division Nominating Committee Meeting Centennial H Hyatt
8:00 AM 2:00 PM Exhibitor Set-up Exhibit Halls A/B/F CCC
8:00 AM 4:00 PM Professional Engineers Exam Committee Workshop and Business Meeting Room 103 CCC
8:00 AM 5:00 PM One-Day Short Course: Advanced Geotechnical Numerical Analyses: Managing Limitations, Uncertainties, and Expectations (ticketed) Room 112 CCC
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Two-Day Short Course: A Comparison of the new SEC Regulation S-K 1300 on Modernization of Property Disclosures for Mining Registrants to Canadian National Instrument 43-101 (ticketed) Room 108 CCC
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Two-Day Short Course: New Digital Technologies and Risk Management in Strategic Mine Planning: Smart Mining Complexes and Mineral Value Chains under Uncertain Metal Supply and Market Demand (ticketed) Room 110 CCC
8:30 AM 10:30 AM Coffee Break for Division Meetings Mineral Hall Foyer Hyatt
8:30 AM 10:30 AM SME Foundation Corporate Giving Committee Meeting Mineral Hall C Hyatt
8:30 AM 10:30 AM SME Foundation Individual Fundraising Committee Meeting Mineral Hall B Hyatt
9:00 AM 11:00 AM SME Student Engagement Breakfast Capitol 4-7 Hyatt
9:00 AM 11:30 AM Coal & Energy Division Executive Committee Meeting Centennial G Hyatt
9:00 AM 11:30 AM Environmental Division Executive Committee Meeting Mineral Hall A Hyatt
9:00 AM 11:30 AM Health & Safety Division Executive Committee Meeting Granite A-B Hyatt
9:00 AM 11:30 AM Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Executive Committee Meeting Mineral Hall D Hyatt
9:00 AM 11:30 AM Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division (MPD) Executive Committee Meeting Centennial F Hyatt
9:00 AM 11:30 AM Mining & Exploration Division Executive Committee Meeting Centennial H Hyatt
9:00 AM 12:00 PM WAAIME Division Finance & Executive Committee Meeting Mineral Hall E Hyatt
10:15 AM 10:30 AM Short Courses Coffee Break Room 109-113 CCC
11:30 AM 4:00 PM SME Board of Directors Meeting Mineral Hall F-G Hyatt
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Short Courses Lunch Room 109-113 CCC
12:00 PM 1:30 PM SME Student Forum (incl. lunch) Room 605-607 CCC
12:00 PM 2:00 PM Young Leaders Committee Meeting Capitol 4 Hyatt
12:00 PM 5:30 PM Press & Media Room Room 204 CCC
1:00 PM 2:00 PM 2024 IMPC Program Committee Sandstone Hyatt
1:00 PM 3:00 PM Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Program Committee Meeting Mineral Hall D Hyatt
1:00 PM 3:00 PM Mineral School Department Heads Meeting Granite A-B Hyatt
1:00 PM 4:00 PM ADTI Subcommittee Meeting Mineral Hall A Hyatt
2:00 PM 3:00 PM Coal & Energy Division Unit Committee Meeting Centennial G Hyatt
2:00 PM 4:00 PM Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division (MPD) Unit Committee Meeting Centennial F Hyatt
2:00 PM 4:00 PM Mining & Exploration Division Officers Closed Session Nominating Meeting Centennial H Hyatt
2:30 PM 3:00 PM Short Courses Break Room 109-113 CCC
3:00 PM 5:00 PM Coal & Energy Division Nominating Committee Meeting Centennial G Hyatt
3:00 PM 5:00 PM Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Technical Committee Meeting Mineral Hall D Hyatt
3:00 PM 7:00 PM Coat Check Lobby F CCC
4:00 PM 5:00 PM SME Meeting of the Members Mineral Hall F-G Hyatt
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Colorado Mining Association Reception Colorado Pavilion in Exhibit Hall CCC
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open Exhibit Halls A/B/F CCC
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Exhibit Hall Opening Reception Exhibit Halls A/B/F CCC
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Graduate Student Poster Contest Exhibit Halls A/B/F CCC
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Jobs of Tomorrow Views & Brews SME Connection in Exhibit Hall CCC
5:00 PM 6:30 PM SME Metallic Student Design Competition Reception (by invitation only) Capitol 1 Hyatt
6:00 PM 7:00 PM SME Foundation Gala Reception and Silent Auction (ticketed) Centennial Foyer Hyatt
6:00 PM 8:00 PM SME/NSSGA Student Design Competition Reception (by invitation only) Capitol 5 Hyatt
7:00 PM 8:30 PM SME Foundation Gala Dinner (ticketed) Centennial D-E Hyatt
8:30 PM 11:00 PM SME Foundation Gala Afterparty (ticketed) Centennial A-C Hyatt
6:00 AM 8:00 AM 7th Annual SME Health & Safety Division 5K Meeting Place Room 101 CCC
7:00 AM 8:30 AM Keynote Participants Breakfast (by invitation only) Room 607 CCC
7:00 AM 5:30 PM Press & Media Room Room 204 CCC
7:00 AM 5:30 PM Registration Open Lobby A CCC
7:00 AM 5:30 PM SME Bookstore Open Lobby A CCC
7:00 AM 5:30 PM SME Information Desk Open Lobby A CCC
7:00 AM 6:00 PM Coat Check Lobby F CCC
7:30 AM 8:30 AM Authors' Coffee Room 201-207 CCC
7:30 AM 5:00 PM Speaker Ready Room Room 201-207 CCC
8:00 AM 9:00 AM Environmental Division Business Meeting Room 103 CCC
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) Certification Testing Room 604 CCC
8:30 AM 11:00 AM Keynote Session Four Seasons 1-4 CCC
11:00 AM 5:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open Exhibit Halls A/B/F CCC
11:30 AM 1:00 PM Bulk Material Handling Committee Meeting Room 608 CCC
11:30 AM 1:00 PM Exhibit Hall Luncheon Exhibit Halls A/B/F CCC
11:30 AM 1:30 PM Young Leaders Professional Development Luncheon for Young Professionals (ticketed) Room 607 CCC
11:30 AM 1:30 PM Section Leaders Lunch (invitation only) Room 111-113 CCC
11:45 AM 1:00 PM IdeaXchange Sessions in the Exhibit Hall Exhibit Halls A/B/F CCC
12:00 PM 1:30 PM SME Foundation Corporate Roundtable Lunch (by invitation only) Room 107-109 CCC
1:00 PM 2:00 PM NSTA Meeting (by invitation only) Room 103 CCC
1:00 PM 3:00 PM Government & Public Affairs Committee Meeting Room 206 CCC
1:00 PM 4:00 PM IAMSH of SME Board Meeting & Annual Business Meeting Capitol 3 Hyatt
1:30 PM 2:30 PM Dreyer Lecture Room 711 CCC
2:00 PM 3:30 PM BSA Jamboree Work Group Room 103 CCC
2:00 PM 5:00 PM CMA Technical Sessions Rooms 710-712 CCC
2:00 PM 5:00 PM Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division (MPD) Plenary Session Room 705-709 CCC
2:00 PM 5:00 PM Technical Sessions various CCC
3:00 PM 5:00 PM ABET Visitor Selection (closed) Room 608 CCC
3:00 PM 5:00 PM SME 2024 Annual Conference & Expo Exhibit Space and Sponsorship Sales Exhibit Halls A/B/F CCC
4:00 PM 5:30 PM Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) Reception SME Connection in Exhibit Hall CCC
4:00 PM 5:30 PM Dreyer Award Committee Meeting Room 101 CCC
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Nominating Committee Meeting Capitol 2 Hyatt
4:30 PM 6:00 PM NIOSH – NORA Mining Sector Council Meeting Capitol 1 Hyatt
4:30 PM 6:00 PM Tailings & Mine Waste Committee Meeting Room 605 CCC
5:00 PM 6:00 PM MMSA Annual Meeting Mineral Hall E Hyatt
5:00 PM 6:30 PM WAAIME Division Student Reception Centennial F-H Hyatt
6:00 PM 7:00 PM New Book Reception: SME Surface Mining Handbook and SME Underground Mining Handbook Mineral Hall A-C Hyatt
6:00 PM 9:00 PM SME/Komatsu Student & Professor Engagement Reception Centennial A-E Hyatt
6:30 PM 9:00 PM MMSA Dinner Mineral Hall F-G Hyatt
8:00 PM 10:00 PM SMSME Young Leaders Monday Night Social & PieLC Fundraiser (ticketed) Offsite Offsite
7:00 AM 9:00 AM OTC Program Committee Meeting Limestone Hyatt
7:00 AM 9:00 AM SME Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting Centennial F Hyatt
7:00 AM 9:00 AM Women of SME Breakfast (ticketed) Centennial D Hyatt
7:00 AM 5:30 PM Press & Media Room Room 204 CCC
7:00 AM 5:30 PM Registration Open Lobby A CCC
7:00 AM 5:30 PM SME Bookstore Open Lobby A CCC
7:00 AM 5:30 PM SME Information Desk Open Lobby A CCC
7:00 AM 6:00 PM Coat Check Lobby F CCC
7:30 AM 8:30 AM Authors' Coffee Room 201-207 CCC
7:30 AM 9:00 AM Health & Safety Division Breakfast (ticketed) Room 607 CCC
7:30 AM 5:00 PM Speaker Ready Room Room 201-207 CCC
8:00 AM 9:00 AM Research Committee Meeting Room 608 CCC
8:30 AM 10:00 AM Resources & Reserves Committee Meeting Room 105 CCC
9:00 AM 10:30 AM MEC Move Mining Committee Meeting Room 101 CCC
9:00 AM 11:30 AM CMA Technical Sessions Rooms 710-712 CCC
9:00 AM 11:30 AM Technical Sessions various CCC
9:00 AM 12:00 PM Environmental Division Student Poster Session Four Seasons Foyer CCC
9:00 AM 12:00 PM WAAIME Division Scholarship Committee Meeting Marble Hyatt
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Mining Engineering Magazine Editorial Board Meeting Room 604 CCC
10:00 AM 12:00 PM Student Member Affairs Subcommittee Meeting Room 606 CCC
10:00 AM 5:00 PM SME 2024 Annual Conference & Expo Exhibit Space and Sponsorship Sales Exhibit Halls A/B/F CCC
10:30 AM 12:00 PM MEC Scouting Committee Meeting Room 101 CCC
11:00 AM 5:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open Exhibit Halls A/B/F CCC
12:00 PM 1:30 PM Environmental Division Lunch (ticketed) Four Seasons 1  CCC
12:00 PM 1:45 PM Coal & Energy Division Lunch (ticketed) Four Seasons 2-3 CCC
12:00 PM 1:45 PM Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Lunch (ticketed) Four Seasons 4 CCC
1:00 PM 2:00 PM National Outreach Coordinators Meeting Room 101 CCC
1:00 PM 5:00 PM Student First Aid/CPR Training Room 103 CCC
1:45 PM 2:00 PM Coal & Energy Division Business Meeting Four Seasons 2-3 CCC
1:45 PM 2:00 PM Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Business Meeting Four Seasons 4 CCC
2:00 PM 5:00 PM CMA Technical Sessions Rooms 710-712 CCC
2:00 PM 5:00 PM Technical Sessions various CCC
2:30 PM 3:30 PM SME Foundation VIP Social (by invitation only) Room 202 CCC
3:00 PM 5:00 PM Council of Education Meeting Room 608 CCC
3:00 PM 5:00 PM Filtered Tailings Interface Workshop Meeting Mineral Hall F-G Hyatt
3:00 PM 5:30 PM Latin America Sections Meeting Room 105 CCC
3:30 PM 5:30 PM Exhibit Hall Afternoon Social Exhibit Halls A/B/F CCC
3:30 PM 5:30 PM IdeaXchange Sessions in the Exhibit Hall Exhibit Halls A/B/F CCC
3:30 PM 5:00 PM NIOSH Automation Partnership Program Room 206 CCC
4:00 PM 5:00 PM Coal & Energy and Mining & Exploration Underground Ventilation Committee Meeting Room 607 CCC
4:00 PM 5:00 PM SME Registered Member Admissions Committee/SME Registered Member Ethics Committee Meeting Room 604 CCC
4:00 PM 5:30 PM Mining Engineering Magazine 75th Anniversary Celebration SME Connection in Exhibit Hall CCC
4:00 PM 6:30 PM Bulk Materials Handling Poster Session Room 107-113 CCC
5:30 PM 6:30 PM Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Executive Committee Mentoring Meeting Room 208 CCC
5:30 PM 7:00 PM International Attendees Reception (by invitation only) Capitol 1-3 Hyatt
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Colorado School of Mines Alumni Reception Centennial D Hyatt
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Friends of Minnesota Alumni Reception Centennial A Hyatt
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Michigan Tech Alumni Reception Offsite Hyatt
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Missouri University of Science & Technology Alumni Reception Granite A-C Hyatt
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Montana Tech Alumni Reception Mineral Hall A-C Hyatt
5:30 PM 7:30 PM New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology Alumni Reception Offsite Offsite
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Penn State Alumni and Friend Reception Agate A-C Hyatt
5:30 PM 7:30 PM University of Arizona Alumni Reception Centennial F Hyatt
5:30 PM 7:30 PM University of Kentucky Alumni Reception Centennial G Hyatt
5:30 PM 7:30 PM University of Nevada - Reno Alumni Reception Centennial H Hyatt
5:30 PM 7:30 PM University of Utah Alumni Reception Centennial C Hyatt
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Virginia Tech Alumni Reception Centennial E Hyatt
5:30 PM 8:00 PM South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Alumni Reception Centennial B Hyatt
8:00 PM 11:00 PM Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division Scotch Nightcap (ticketed) Capitol 4-7 Hyatt
7:00 AM 9:00 AM SME Valuation Standards Committee Meeting Granite A-C Hyatt
7:00 AM 9:00 AM Sustainable Development Committee Meeting Agate A-B Hyatt
7:00 AM 5:00 PM Registration Open Lobby A CCC
7:00 AM 5:00 PM SME Bookstore Open Lobby A CCC
7:00 AM 5:00 PM SME Information Desk Open Lobby A CCC
7:00 AM 5:30 PM Press & Media Room Room 204 CCC
7:00 AM 6:00 PM Coat Check Lobby F CCC
7:30 AM 8:30 AM Authors' Coffee Room 201-207 CCC
7:30 AM 8:30 AM ESG Toolkit Committee Meeting Mineral Hall F-G Hyatt
7:30 AM 9:00 AM 2024 SME Annual Conference Program Committee Meeting Room 201  CCC
7:30 AM 9:30 AM SME Past Presidents Breakfast (by invitation only) Capitol 1-3 Hyatt
7:30 AM 5:00 PM Speaker Ready Room Room 201-207 CCC
8:00 AM 11:00 AM SME 2024 Annual Conference & Expo Exhibit Space Sales Exhibit Halls A/B/F CCC
8:00 AM 12:00 PM Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division (MPD) Student Poster Session Four Seasons Foyer CCC
8:30 AM 12:00 PM Education Sustainability Committee Meeting Room 208 CCC
9:00 AM 10:00 AM 2025 SME Annual Conference Program Committee Meeting Room 201  CCC
9:00 AM 11:30 AM CMA Technical Sessions Rooms 710-712 CCC
9:00 AM 11:30 AM Technical Sessions various CCC
9:00 AM 1:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open Exhibit Halls A/B/F CCC
10:00 AM 11:00 AM SME Fellows Award Nominating Committee Meeting (closed) Room 101 CCC
11:00 AM 1:00 PM Exhibit Hall Lunch Exhibit Halls A/B/F CCC
11:15 AM 12:45 PM IdeaXchange Sessions in the Exhibit Hall Exhibit Halls A/B/F CCC
12:00 PM 1:00 PM SME Foundation Party SME Connection in Exhibit Hall CCC
12:00 PM 1:45 PM Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division (MPD) Lunch (ticketed) Four Seasons 1 CCC
12:00 PM 2:00 PM Colorado Mining Association (CMA) Reclamation and Safety Awards Lunch (ticketed) Four Seasons 4 CCC
12:00 PM 2:00 PM Mining & Exploration Division (M&E) Lunch (ticketed) Four Seasons 2-3 CCC
1:00 PM 8:00 PM Exhibitor Move-Out Exhibit Halls A/B/F CCC
1:30 PM 2:00 PM Jackling Lecture (during M&E Division Lunch) Four Seasons 2-3 CCC
1:45 PM 2:00 PM Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division (MPD) Business Meeting Four Seasons 1 CCC
2:00 PM 2:30 PM Mining & Exploration Division (M&E) Business Meeting Four Seasons 2-3 CCC
2:00 PM 4:00 PM Inclusion and Diversity Committee Meeting Room 607 CCC
2:00 PM 4:00 PM Minerals Education Coalition Committee Meeting Room 105 CCC
2:00 PM 5:00 PM CMA Technical Sessions Rooms 710-712 CCC
2:00 PM 5:00 PM Technical Sessions various CCC
2:15 PM 3:30 PM Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division (MPD) Executive Committee Meeting Room 206 CCC
3:00 PM 5:00 PM Environmental Division Nominating & Planning Committee Meeting Room 103 CCC
3:00 PM 5:00 PM SME Nominating Committee Meeting (closed) Agate A-B Hyatt
3:30 PM 4:30 PM 2024 IMPC Technical Committee Meeting Room 606 CCC
5:30 PM 7:00 PM SME Dinner VIP Reception (by invitation only) Centennial A-C Hyatt
6:00 PM 7:00 PM SME/AIME Awards Reception Centennial Foyer Hyatt
7:00 PM 9:30 PM SME/AIME Awards Banquet (ticketed) Centennial D-E Hyatt
9:30 PM 11:00 PM SME President's Reception (by invitation only) Centennial A-C Hyatt
8:00 AM 11:00 AM SME Board of Directors Meeting Mineral Hall D-G Hyatt
8:00 AM 12:00 PM Field Trip (ticketed): Argo Mill Tour Lobby A CCC
8:00 AM 4:00 PM NIOSH – Mine Design Capacity Contracts Review Meeting Mineral Hall B-C Hyatt
11:00 AM 12:00 PM SME Board of Directors Meeting (closed) Mineral Hall D-G Hyatt