Schedule At-a-Glance

We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis! Please note, all events and times are subject to change. Check back regularly for the latest schedule and details about conference events. Details on individual functions will be released by October 2017. Some events require an additional preregistration fee and ticket, while many are included in the overall conference registration.


*All event dates and times are subject to change. Please check back often for the latest updates to the conference schedule.

 

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Schedule At-a-Glance

DayRegistrationConference HighlightExpo HighlightSME Bookstore
Fri.
Feb. 23
Exhibit Set-up (for booths 10x20 and larger, by appointment only)
Sat.
Feb. 24

Attendee and Exhibitor Registration

Short Courses, Committee Meetings

Exhibit Set-up

Open

Sun.
Feb. 25

Attendee and Exhibitor Registration

Short Courses, Committee Meetings, SME Foundation Gala

Exhibit Hall Open

Open
Mon.
Feb. 26

Attendee and Exhibitor Registration

Keynote Session, Committee Meetings, Technical SessionsExhibit Hall OpenOpen
Tues.
Feb. 27

Attendee and Exhibitor Registration

Committee Meetings, Technical Sessions, Division Lunches, Alumni ReceptionsExhibit Hall Open

Open
Wed.
Feb. 28

Attendee and Exhibitor Registration

Committee Meetings, Technical Sessions, Division Lunches, SME /AIME Awards BanquetExhibit Hall Open

Open
Thurs.
Mar. 1
Committee MeetingsExhibit Hall Dismantle

Friday, February 23, 2018

Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) · Hilton Minneapolis Hotel · Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel

TimeActivity/Event/FunctionLocation
11:00am - 5:00pmExhibitor Set-up (10x20 Booths and Larger, By Appointment Only)MCC · Hall B-D
1:00pm - 5:00pmStudent Design Competition RegistrationHilton Minneapolis · Rochester

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) · Hilton Minneapolis Hotel · Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel

TimeActivity/Event/FunctionLocation
7:00amBus Departs for Northern Minnesota Field Trip (ticketed)MCC · Level 1 Main Entrance (near Ballroom A)
7:30amBus Departs for Young Leaders Field Trip (by invitation only)MCC · Level 1 Main Entrance (near Ballroom A)
8:00am - 8:30am Short Courses Coffee Break (ticketed)MCC · 103EF
8:00am - 10:00amSME Foundation Executive CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 1
8:00am - 12:00pmLeadership OrientationHilton Minneapolis · Minneapolis F
8:00am - 4:00pmCMSP Cut Score PanelHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 9
8:00am - 5:00amAttendee RegistrationMCC · Lobby B
8:00am - 5:00pmExhibitor RegistrationMCC · Lobby B
8:00am - 5:00pmExhibitor Set-upMCC · Hall B-D
8:30am - 5:00pmShort Course: Best Practice in Mineral Resource Estimation and Application of Geostatistics for Improving ConfidenceMCC · 103B
9:00am - 11:00amAudit CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 2
10:15am - 10:30amShort Courses Coffee Break (ticketed)MCC · 103EF
12:00pm - 1:00pmShort Courses Lunch (ticketed)MCC · 103EF
1:00pm - 4:00pmEducation and Professional Development Strategic CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 3
1:00pm - 4:00pmFinance Strategic CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 2
1:00pm - 4:00pmOutreach Strategic CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 4
1:00pm - 4:00pmProducts & Services Strategic CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 1
1:00pm - 4:00pmStructure and Governance Strategic CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 5
1:00pm - 5:00pmABET General Information & Training Hilton Minneapolis · Marquette 6-7
2:30pm - 3:00pmShort Courses Break (ticketed) MCC · 103EF
3:00pm - 6:00pmTailings Impoundment CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 8
4:00pm - 5:00pmJoint Strategic Committee MeetingHilton Minneapolis · Minneapolis E
5:00pm - 6:30pmSME Board of Directors Meeting (closed session)Hilton Minneapolis · Marquette 1

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) · Hilton Minneapolis Hotel · Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel

TimeActivity/Event/FunctionLocation
7:00am - 9:00am Foundation Corporate Giving CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Symphony II
7:00am - 9:00am Foundation Individual Fundraising CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Symphony I
7:00am - 2:00pm SME/NSSGA Student Design Competition (Final Presentations)Hilton Minneapolis · Duluth
7:00am - 4:00pm Exhibitor RegistrationMCC · Lobby B
7:00am - 6:00pm Attendee RegistrationMCC · Lobby B
7:00am - 6:00pm SME Bookstore OpenMCC · Lobby C
8:00am - 11:00am Mineral School Department Heads MeetingHilton Minneapolis · Symphony III-IV
8:00am - 11:30am WAAIME: Finance Meeting Hilton Minneapolis · Marquette 1
8:00am - 2:00pm Exhibitor Set-upMCC · Hall B-D
8:00am - 4:00pm CMSP Cut Score PanelHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 9
8:00am - 4:30pm Professional Engineers Exam Committee Workshop and Business MeetingHilton Minneapolis · Conrad A
8:30am - 11:00am Newmont Student Engagement BreakfastHilton Minneapolis · Minneapolis A-C
8:30am - 5:00pm Short Course: Best Practices in Mineral Resource Estimation and Application of Geostatistics for Improving ConfidenceMCC · 103B
8:30am - 5:00pm Short Course: Fundamentals and Applications of Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy (ticketed)MCC · 103A
9:00am - 12:00pm Coal & Energy Division Executive Committee Hilton Minneapolis · Marquette 4-5
9:00am - 12:00pm Environmental Executive CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 3
9:00am - 12:00pm Health & Safety Division Executive CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 2
9:00am - 12:00pm IM&AD Division Executive CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 7
9:00am - 12:00pm M&E Division Executive Committee Hilton Minneapolis · Marquette 6
9:00am - 12:00pm MPD Division Executive Committee Hilton Minneapolis · Marquette 8
10:15am - 10:30am Short Courses Coffee Break (ticketed) MCC · 103EF
11:00am Bus Departs for MN Section Curling Event at Fogerty Center (ticketed) MCC · Level 1 Main Entrance (near Ballroom A)
11:00am - 4:00pm SME-MN Section Learn to Curl FunspielOffsite · Fogerty Arena
11:30pm - 4:00pm SME Board of Directors MeetingHilton Minneapolis · Minneapolis E-F
12:00pm - 1:00pm Short Courses Lunch (ticketed)MCC · 103EF
1:00pm - 3:00pm Freeport-McMoRan Student Forum and ReceptionMCC · 211
1:00pm - 4:00pm ADTI Subcommittee Hilton Minneapolis · Marquette 3
1:00pm - 4:00pm IM&AD Division Program CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 7
2:00pm - 3:00pm Coal & Energy Division Unit CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 4-5
2:00pm - 3:00pm MPD Division Unit CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 8
2:00pm - 4:00pm Young Leaders Committee Hilton Minneapolis · Minneapolis G
2:30pm - 3:00pm Short Courses Break (ticketed)MCC · 103EF
3:00pm - 5:00pm 2018 Educator's ForumMCC · 208
3:00pm - 5:00pm Coal & Energy Division Nominating CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 4-5
4:00pm - 5:00pm Annual Meeting of the MembersHilton Minneapolis · Minneapolis E-F
4:00pm - 6:00pm Exhibit Hall OpenMCC · Hall B-D
4:00pm - 6:00pm Grand Opening Reception in Exhibit HallMCC · Hall B-D
4:00pm - 6:00pm Rising Professionals Social in Exhibit HallMCC · Hall B-D
6:00pm - 11:00pm SME Foundation Gala Dinner and Silent AuctionHilton Minneapolis · Minneapolis A-D

Monday, February 26, 2018

Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) · Hilton Minneapolis Hotel · Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel

TimeActivity/Event/FunctionLocation
7:00am - 8:30am WFEO Task ForceMCC · M100GH
7:00am - 9:00am MPD Division Nominating CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Directors Row 2
7:00am - 5:30pm Attendee RegistrationMCC · Lobby B
7:00am - 5:30pm Exhibitor RegistrationMCC · Lobby B
7:00am - 5:30pm SME Bookstore OpenMCC · Lobby C
7:30am - 8:30am Author's CoffeeMCC · 102A-F
7:30am - 9:00am Iron Ore Symposium Committee BreakfastMCC · M100A
7:30am - 5:00pm Speaker Ready RoomMCC · 102A-F
8:00am - 9:00am Environmental Division Business MeetingMCC · M100IJ
8:00am - 9:00am IM&AD Division Technical Committee MeetingMCC · M100F
8:00am - 12:00pm WAAIME Executive CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 4
8:30am - 11:00am Keynote SessionMCC · Auditorium
11:00am - 1:00pm Annual Spouse Program BrunchHilton Minneapolis · Symphony III-IV
11:00am - 1:00pm Young Leaders Mentoring Luncheon (by ticket only)MCC · 205AB
11:00am - 5:30pm Exhibit Hall OpenMCC · Hall B-D
11:30am - 1:00pm Bulk Material Handling CommitteeMCC · M100BC
11:30am - 1:00pm Conference Luncheon in Exhibit HallMCC · Hall B-D
11:30am - 1:30pm Section Leaders Lunch (by invitation only)MCC · 208CD
11:30am - 1:30pm IAMSH Board MeetingHilton · Conrad A
12:00pm - 1:30pm Foundation Corporate Roundtable Luncheon (by invitation only)MCC · 208AB
1:00pm - 3:00pm Accreditation and Curricular Issues SubcommitteeMCC · M100D
1:00pm - 3:00pm Government & Public Affairs CommitteeMCC · M100GH
1:00pm - 3:00pm OTC Program CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 2
1:30pm - 3:00pm Dreyer LectureMCC · 205CD
2:00pm - 4:00pm OneMine Board MeetingHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 1
2:00pm - 4:30pm MPD Plenary SessionMCC · Auditorium 1
3:00pm - 5:00pm ABET Visitor Selection (closed)MCC · M100BC
3:00pm - 5:00pm SME 2019 Annual Conference & Expo Exhibit Space SalesMCC · Hall B-D
4:00pm - 5:30pm Competency Task Force MeetingHilton Minneapolis · Directors Row 3
4:00pm - 5:30pm Dreyer Award CommitteeMCC · M100A
4:00pm - 6:00pm IM&AD Division Nominating CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Directors Row 2
4:30pm - 6:30pm Move Mining CompetitionMCC · Auditorium
4:30pm - 6:30pm Bus Transportation Departs for Health & Safety 5K Run/Walk to U.S. Bank Stadium (ticketed)MCC · Level 1 Main Entrance (near Ballroom A)
5:00pm - 6:30pm New Member Orientation & ReceptionMCC · 211
5:00pm - 6:30pm WAAIME Scholarship Recipients Reception (by invitation only)Hilton Minneapolis · Symphony III-IV
5:00pm - 7:30pm 3rd Annual SME Health & Safety 5kOffsite · US Bank Stadium
5:30pm - 6:30pm MMSA Annual MeetingHilton · Marquette 8
6:30pm - 8:30pm Move Mining Meet & Greet (by invitation only)MCC · 103AB
6:30pm - 9:30pm 3rd Annual SME Health & Safety 5kHilton · Marquette 9
7:00pm - 9:00pm MMSA Dinner Hilton Minneapolis · Minneapolis D-G

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) · Hilton Minneapolis Hotel · Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel

TimeActivity/Event/FunctionLocation
7:00am - 8:30am Minerals & Metallurgical Processing Editorial BoardHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 1
7:00am - 9:00am SME Foundation Board of Trustees MeetingHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 4-5
7:00am - 9:00am Sustainable Development CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 2
7:00am - 9:00am Women of SME, WAAIME, and WIM Breakfast (ticketed)Hilton Minneapolis · Marquette 7-9
7:00am - 5:30pm Attendee RegistrationMCC · Lobby B
7:00am - 5:30pm SME Bookstore OpenMCC · Lobby C
7:30am - 8:30am Author's CoffeeMCC · 102A-F
7:30am - 5:00pm Speaker Ready RoomMCC · 102A-F
8:00am - 9:00am Research CommitteeMCC · M100D
8:00am - 10:00am MEC Scouting SubcommitteeMCC · M100IJ
8:30am - 10:00am Technical Papers Peer Review Editorial BoardHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 3
9:00am - 5:00am WAAIME Scholarship MeetingHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 6
10:00am - 11:00am Mining Engineering magazine Editorial Board MCC · M100E
10:00am - 12:00pm MEC Move Mining SubcommitteeMCC · M100IJ
10:00am - 12:00pm Student Member Affairs SubcommitteeMCC · M100GH
10:00am - 5:00pm SME 2019 Annual Conference & Expo Exhibit Space SalesMCC · Hall B-D
11:00am - 5:30pm Exhibit Hall OpenMCC · Hall B-D
12:00pm - 1:30pm Environmental Division Lunch (ticketed)MCC · 208
12:00pm - 1:45pm Coal & Energy Division Luncheon (ticketed)MCC · 205
12:00pm - 1:45pm IM&AD Division Lunch (ticketed)MCC · 211
1:45am - 2:00pm Coal & Energy Division Business MeetingMCC · 205
1:45pm - 2:00pm IM&AD Division Business Meeting MCC · 211
8:00am - 5:00pm Collegiate Mine Skills: Bench MCC · 203AB
8:00am - 5:00pm Collegiate Mine Skills: ExamMCC · 204AB
8:00am - 5:00pm Collegiate Mine Skills: First AidMCC · 201AB
3:00pm - 5:00pm Council of EducationMCC · M100D
3:00pm - 5:00pm Information Publishing CommitteeMCC · Marquette 3
3:00pm - 6:00pm Student Member Mentor MeetingMCC · 205
3:30pm - 5:30pm Afternoon Social in Exhibit HallMCC · Hall B-D
4:00pm - 6:30pm Bulk Materials Handling Poster Session MCC · 103A-F
5:00pm - 6:00pm Coal & Energy and M&E Underground Ventilation Committee MCC · M100BC
5:00pm - 6:00pm Engineering Consultant Consortium (by invitation only)Hilton · v
5:00pm - 7:00pm University of Kentucky – Department of Mining EngineeringHyatt Regency Minneapolis · Great Lakes A1
5:00pm - 7:00pm University of Utah Alumni ReceptionHyatt Regency Minneapolis · Mirage
5:30pm - 6:30pm IM&AD Division Executive Committee Mentoring MeetingMCC · M100F
5:30pm - 7:00pm International Attendees Reception (by invitation only)Hyatt Regency Minneapolis · Great Lakes A2-A3
5:30pm - 7:30pm Colorado School of Mines Mining Engineering Alumni ReceptionHyatt Regency Minneapolis · Northstar B
5:30pm - 7:30pm Friends of Minnesota Alumni ReceptionHyatt Regency Minneapolis · Northstar A
5:30pm - 7:30pm Montana Tech Alumni Reception Hyatt Regency Minneapolis · Northwoods
5:30pm - 7:30pm Penn State University Alumni ReceptionHyatt Regency Minneapolis · Greenway HI
5:30pm - 7:30pm South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Alumni ReceptionHyatt Regency Minneapolis · Lake Harriett
5:30pm - 7:30pm University of Arizona Alumni ReceptionHyatt Regency Minneapolis · Greenway BC
5:30pm - 7:30pm University of Nevada, Reno Alumni ReceptionHyatt Regency Minneapolis · Greenway A
5:30pm - 7:30pm Virginia Tech Mining and Minerals Engineering Alumni ReceptionHyatt Regency Minneapolis · Greenway DE
5:30pm - 7:30pm West Virginia University Alumni ReceptionHyatt Regency Minneapolis · Lake Calhoun
8:00pm - 11:00pm Scotch Nightcap MPD Division Scholarship Fundraiser (ticketed)Hyatt Regency Minneapolis · Great Lakes B-C

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) · Hilton Minneapolis Hotel · Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel

TimeActivity/Event/FunctionLocation
7:00am - 9:00am SME Valuation Standards CommitteeHilton Minneapolis · Marquette 5
7:00am - 2:00pm Attendee RegistrationMCC · Lobby B
7:00am - 2:00pm SME Bookstore OpenMCC · Lobby C
7:30am - 8:30am Author's CoffeeMCC · 102A-F
7:30am - 9:00am 2019 SME Annual Conference Program Committee MeetingMCC · 103A-C
7:30am - 9:00am Health and Safety Division Breakfast (ticketed)MCC · 211
7:30am - 9:00am SME/AIME Past Presidents Breakfast (by invitation only)Hilton Minneapolis · Marquette 1-2
7:30am - 5:00pm Speaker Ready RoomMCC · 102A-F
8:00am - 9:30am Continental Breakfast in Exhibit HallMCC · Hall B-D
8:00am - 11:00am SME 2019 Annual Conference & Expo Exhibit Space SalesMCC · Hall B-D
8:00am - 12:00pm Exhibit Hall OpenMCC · Hall B-D
8:30am - 10:00am Resources & Reserves Committee MeetingMCC · M100F
8:30am - 12:00pm Education Sustainability CommitteeMCC · M100D
9:00am - 10:00am 2020 SME Annual Conference Program Committee MeetingMCC · 103A-C
9:00am - 10:00am Health and Safety Division Panel DiscussionMCC · 211
10:00am - 11:00am Distinguished Member Award Nominating CommitteeMCC · M100A
11:00am - 1:00pm SME Registered Member Admissions Committee/SME Registered Member Ethics CommitteeMCC · M100GH
12:00pm - 1:45pm MPD Division Lunch (ticketed)MCC · 205
12:00pm - 2:00pm M&E Division Lunch (ticketed)MCC · 208
12:00pm - 8:00pm Exhibitor Move-OutMCC · Hall B-D
1:00pm - 4:00pm Minerals Education Coalition Committee MeetingMCC · M100IJ
1:30pm - 2:00pm Jackling Lecture (during M&E Division Lunch)MCC · 208
1:45pm - 2:00pm MPD Division Business MeetingMCC · 205
2:00pm - 2:30pm M&E Division Business MeetingMCC · 208
2:00pm - 4:00pm International Committee MeetingMCC · M100D
2:30pm - 3:30pm M&E Division Unit Committee MeetingMCC · 208
3:00pm - 4:00pm MPD Division Executive Committee MeetingMCC · M100GH
3:00pm - 5:00pm Environmental Division Nominating & Planning CommitteeMCC · M100F
3:00pm - 5:00pm SME Strategic Nominating Committee (closed)MCC · 207
5:30pm - 6:30pm SME Dinner VIP Reception (by invitation only)MCC · Seasons
5:30pm - 7:00pm SME/AIME Awards ReceptionMCC · Ballroom B
7:00pm - 9:00pm SME/AIME Awards BanquetMCC · Ballroom A
9:00pm - 12:00am President's Reception (by invitation only)MCC · Ballroom B

Thursday, March 1, 2018

CCC - Convention Center · H - Hotel

TimeActivity/Event/FunctionLocation
7:00am - 12:00pm Exhibitor Move-OutMCC · Hall B-D
8:00am - 12:00pm SME Board of Directors MeetingMCC · 208
8:00am - 5:00pm Annual Ventilation Capacity Building MeetingMCC · 206
8:00amBus Departs for SW Wisconsin Field Trip (ticketed)MCC · Level 1 Main Entrance (near Ballroom A)
12:00pm - 1:00pm SME Board of Directors Meeting (closed session)MCC · 207