Two major powerhouse organizations are joining for four days in Minneapolis to provide the maximum amount of technology and resources for today’s mining professionals. The SME Annual Conference & Expo provides excellent opportunities for sharing your passion for the industry, connecting with seasoned professionals, young leaders, educators, government and NGO representatives from around the world. And the SME MN Section will highlight state-of-the-art production, innovation and development techniques for the local iron ore and taconite industry. 

Expert Industry Speakers
Technical Session & Short Courses
Networking & Can't-Miss Events
2017 Resources
The 2017 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 119th National Western Mining Conference Technical Sessions are available for download as a printable PDF. The Technical Session Guide is complete with session titles, authors, chairs and abstracts.

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Highlights from the 2017 SME Annual Conference & Expo
Douglas B. Silver
Exhibit Hall
New Connections, Old Friends

The perfect conference for professional networking and growth. Attend events such as the SME Foundation Dinner and Move Mining Competition for a fun addition to your conference activities. 

Earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) by participating in innovative and industry leading technical sessions and short courses. Learn with like-minded individuals in an open and exploratory environment. 

From the Keynote address and division lunches to student events and activities, our conference hosts some of the industry's top speakers, thought leaders and decision makers.

Why Attend in 2018?

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2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo &

91st Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section

February 25 - 28, 2018

Minneapolis, MN

100 Year Celebration
Lunches & Activities
Activities & Poster Sessions
2016 SME President
Technical Program
Connect with CMA
The Colorado Mining Association (CMA), established in 1876 and incorporated in 1897, is a trade association whose membership, totaling 836 which includes 168 companies, is composed of both small and large enterprises engaged in the exploration for, production and refining of, metals, coal, oil shale, and industrial minerals; firms that manufacture and distribute mining and mineral processing equipment and supplies; and other institutions providing services and supplies to the mineral industry.
Experience the Health & Safety 5k
Miss the Health & Safety Division's 2nd Annual 5k Run? Check out the great photos from the event. Don't forget to sign up next year.
Thank You 2017 Sponsors
The featured book at the 2017 conference. Written by Brad Ross, this book reviews lessons from the Bingham Canyon Manefay slide.
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Purchase Your Exhibit Space

Be sure your company is seen on the 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo and 91ST Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section. Attendees can plan their visits in advance of the event using My Show Planner, and stop by to see your new products, innovative solutions and build relationships with your key sales people. Space will fill up fast, so book your space soon.

To Purchase Exhibit Space

  1. Visit the Interactive Floorplan
  2. Click on the desired available booth
  3. Click on Click Here for space application contract on the right side of the floorplan.
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