Registration Policy

SME Registration Policy

SME offers several types of member and nonmember registration options. For generic information about a specific type of registration, please review the information below.


Registration Policy

All attendees and authors are required to register. Attendees will receive login instructions prior to the virtual conference dates via the email used when registering. Confirmations will not be sent to more than one email address and PDHs will be available in the name of the conference registrant only. Registration includes access to all live and on demand content beginning on the conference beginning date and concluding 60-days after the conclusion date.

Legion of Honor Registration Policy

Legion of Honor members are entitled to receive reduced registration fees for the conference. Attendees requesting this category of registration must meet eligibility requirements and must be on record at SME as a Legion of Honor member. A Legion of Honor member must have acquired 50 years of membership. SME members are automatically moved to this membership class.

Senior Member Registration Policy

Retired Senior members are entitled to receive reduced registration fees for the conference. Attendees requesting this category of registration must meet eligibility requirements and must be on record at SME as a Senior member. A Senior member is a retired member who has reached 70 years of age with 30 continuous years of membership with SME. Individuals must contact the SME Membership Department and request this category of membership (based on qualifications). Questions regarding Senior member status should be directed to the SME Customer Service at 303-948-4200.

Student Registration Policy

Student registrants for the conference must meet eligibility requirements. SME requires that an individual must be attending a college, university or institute of higher education on a full-time basis to qualify for student registration rates. SME cannot process student registrations without evidence that you are a full-time student. Students enrolled in 12 or more semester credit hours are considered full-time. When submitting your registration, please provide registration confirmation from your educational institution. Acceptable confirmation includes: transcript, most recent report card or official school registration documents. Student registration forms without this information will not be processed.

NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION POLICY

Regular full price non-member and student full price non-member registrations include a one-year professional or student membership that will be activated January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

GROUP REGISTRATION POLICY

To take advantage of the group registration savings, individuals must be employed by the same organization/institution and must register at the same time. Discounts increase based on the total number of individuals registering at the time. Discount applied to each individual registration rate at time of registration, based on individual membership status. Substitutions accepted until February 12, 2021. Cancellations may impact overall pricing if number in group is reduced by cancellation.

Cancellation/Substitution Policy

If circumstances require you to cancel your MINEXCHANGE registration, all cancellations must be submitted in writing by emailing SME at cs@smenet.org. Cancellations received on or before January 15, 2021 will receive a full refund, less a 25% processing fee. There are no refunds for no-shows and cancellations sent after January 15, 2021. Substitutions will be accepted in writing at no charge until February 12, 2021.