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

Saturday, February 24, 2018

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

TimeActivity/Event/FunctionLocation
8:00am - 10:00amSME Foundation Executive CommitteeHilton Minneapolis
8:00am - 12:00pmLeadership OrientationHilton Minneapolis
8:00am - 4:00pmCMSP Cut Score PanelHilton Minneapolis
8:00am - 5:00amAttendee RegistrationMCC
8:00am - 5:00pmExhibitor RegistrationMCC
8:00am - 5:00pmExhibitor Set-upMCC
8:30am - 5:00pmShort CoursesMCC
9:00am - 11:00amAudit CommitteeHilton Minneapolis
1:00pm - 4:00pmEducation and Professional Development Strategic CommitteeHilton Minneapolis
1:00pm - 4:00pmFinance Strategic CommitteeHilton Minneapolis
1:00pm - 4:00pmOutreach Strategic CommitteeHilton Minneapolis
1:00pm - 4:00pmProducts & Services Strategic CommitteeHilton Minneapolis
1:00pm - 4:00pmStructure and Governance Strategic CommitteeHilton Minneapolis
1:00pm - 5:00pmABET General Information & Training Hilton Minneapolis
3:00pm - 6:00pmTailings Impoundment CommitteeHilton Minneapolis
4:00pm - 5:00pmJoint Strategic Committee MeetingHilton Minneapolis
5:00pm - 6:30pmSME Board of Directors Meeting (closed session)Hilton Minneapolis

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
7:00am - 9:00am Foundation Individual Fundraising CommitteeHilton Minneapolis
7:00am - 2:00pm SME/NSSGA Student Design Competition (Final Presentations)Hilton Minneapolis
7:00am - 4:00pm Exhibitor RegistrationMCC
7:00am - 6:00pm Attendee RegistrationMCC
7:00am - 6:00pm SME Bookstore OpenMCC
8:00am - 11:00am Mineral School Department Heads MeetingHilton Minneapolis
8:00am - 11:30am WAAIME: Finance Meeting Hilton Minneapolis
8:00am - 2:00pm Exhibitor Set-upMCC
8:00am - 4:00pm CMSP Cut Score PanelHilton Minneapolis
8:00am - 4:30pm Professional Engineers Exam Committee Workshop and Business MeetingHilton Minneapolis
8:30am - 11:00am Student Engagement BreakfastHilton Minneapolis
8:30am - 5:00pm Short CoursesMCC
9:00am - 12:00pm Coal & Energy Division Executive Committee Hilton Minneapolis
9:00am - 12:00pm Environmental Executive CommitteeHilton Minneapolis
9:00am - 12:00pm Health & Safety Division Executive CommitteeHilton Minneapolis
9:00am - 12:00pm IM&AD Division Executive CommitteeHilton Minneapolis
9:00am - 12:00pm M&E Division Executive Committee Hilton Minneapolis
9:00am - 12:00pm MPD Division Executive Committee Hilton Minneapolis
11:00am - 4:00pm SME-MN Section Learn to Curl FunspielOffsite
11:30pm - 4:00pm SME Board of Directors MeetingHilton Minneapolis
1:00pm - 3:00pm Student Forum and ReceptionMCC
1:00pm - 4:00pm ADTI Subcommittee Hilton Minneapolis
1:00pm - 4:00pm Health & Safety Division Planning Committee Hilton Minneapolis
1:00pm - 4:00pm IM&AD Division Program CommitteeHilton Minneapolis
2:00pm - 3:00pm Coal & Energy Division Unit CommitteeHilton Minneapolis
2:00pm - 3:00pm MPD Division Unit CommitteeHilton Minneapolis
2:00pm - 4:00pm Young Leaders Committee Hilton Minneapolis
3:00pm - 5:00pm 2018 Educator's ForumMCC
3:00pm - 5:00pm Coal & Energy Division Nominating CommitteeHilton Minneapolis
4:00pm - 5:00pm Annual Meeting of the MembersHilton Minneapolis
4:00pm - 6:00pm Exhibit Hall OpenMCC
4:00pm - 6:00pm Grand Opening Reception in Exhibit HallMCC
6:00pm - 11:00pm SME Foundation Gala Dinner and Silent AuctionHilton Minneapolis

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
7:00am - 9:00am MPD Division Nominating CommitteeHilton Minneapolis
7:00am - 5:30pm Attendee RegistrationMCC
7:00am - 5:30pm Exhibitor RegistrationMCC
7:00am - 5:30pm SME Bookstore OpenMCC
7:30am - 8:30am Author's CoffeeMCC
7:30am - 9:00am Iron Ore Symposium Committee BreakfastMCC
7:30am - 5:00pm Speaker Ready RoomMCC
8:00am - 9:00am Environmental Division Business MeetingMCC
8:00am - 9:00am IM&AD Division Technical Committee MeetingMCC
8:00am - 12:00pm WAAIME Executive CommitteeHilton Minneapolis
8:30am - 11:00am Keynote SessionMCC
11:00am - 1:00pm Annual Spouse Program BrunchHilton Minneapolis
11:00am - 1:00pm Young Leaders Mentoring Luncheon (by ticket only)MCC
11:00am - 5:30pm Exhibit Hall OpenMCC
11:30am - 1:00pm Bulk Material Handling CommitteeMCC
11:30am - 1:00pm Conference Luncheon in Exhibit HallMCC
11:30am - 1:30pm Section Leaders LunchMCC
12:00pm - 1:30pm Foundation Corporate Roundtable Luncheon (by invitation only)MCC
1:00pm - 3:00pm Accreditation and Curricular Issues SubcommitteeMCC
1:00pm - 3:00pm Government & Public Affairs CommitteeMCC
1:30pm - 3:00pm Dreyer LectureMCC
2:00pm - 4:00pm OneMine Board MeetingHilton Minneapolis
2:00pm - 4:00pm OTC Program CommitteeHilton Minneapolis
2:00pm - 4:30pm MPD Plenary SessionMCC
3:00pm - 5:00pm ABET Visitor Selection (closed)MCC
3:00pm - 5:00pm SME 2019 Annual Conference & Expo Exhibit Space SalesMCC
4:00pm - 5:00pm IAMSH Board MeetingHilton Minneapolis
4:00pm - 5:30pm Competency Task Force MeetingHilton Minneapolis
4:00pm - 5:30pm Dreyer Award CommitteeMCC
4:00pm - 6:00pm IM&AD Division Nominating CommitteeHilton Minneapolis
4:30pm - 6:30pm Move Mining CompetitionMCC
5:00pm - 6:30pm New Member Orientation & ReceptionMCC
5:00pm - 6:30pm WAAIME Scholarship Recipients ReceptionHilton Minneapolis
5:00pm - 7:30pm 3rd Annual SME Health & Safety 5kOffsite
8:00pm - 11:00pm Komatsu/SME Student MixerHilton Minneapolis

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
7:00am - 9:00am SME Foundation Board of Trustees MeetingHilton Minneapolis
7:00am - 9:00am Sustainable Development CommitteeHilton Minneapolis
7:00am - 9:00am Women of SME, WAAIME, and WIM Breakfast (ticketed)Hilton Minneapolis
7:00am - 5:30pm Attendee RegistrationMCC
7:00am - 5:30pm SME Bookstore OpenMCC
7:30am - 8:30am Author's CoffeeMCC
7:30am - 5:00pm Speaker Ready RoomMCC
8:00am - 9:0am Research CommitteeMCC
8:00am - 12:00pm MEC Move Mining SubcommitteeMCC
9:00am - 10:00am Technical Papers Peer Review Editorial BoardHilton Minneapolis
9:00am - 5:00am WAAIME Scholarship MeetingHilton Minneapolis
10:00am - 11:00am Mining Engineering magazine Editorial Board MCC
10:00am - 12:00pm Student Member Affairs SubcommitteeMCC
10:00am - 5:00pm SME 2019 Annual Conference & Expo Exhibit Space SalesMCC
11:00am - 5:30pm Exhibit Hall OpenMCC
12:00pm - 1:30pm Environmental Division Lunch (ticketed)MCC
12:00pm - 1:45pm Coal & Energy Division Luncheon (ticketed)MCC
12:00pm - 1:45pm IM&AD Division Lunch (ticketed)MCC
1:00pm - 4:00pm MEC Boy Scouts Relations SubcommitteeMCC
1:45am - 2:00pm Coal & Energy Division Business MeetingMCC
1:45pm - 2:00pm IM&AD Division Business Meeting MCC
3:00pm - 5:00pm Council of EducationMCC
3:00pm - 5:00pm Information Publishing CommitteeMCC
3:00pm - 6:00pm Student Member Mentor MeetingMCC
3:30pm - 5:30pm Afternoon Social in Exhibit HallMCC
4:00pm - 5:00pm Coal & Energy and M&E Underground Ventilation Committee MCC
4:00pm - 6:30pm Bulk Materials Handling Poster Session MCC
5:00pm - 7:00pm University of Kentucky – Department of Mining EngineeringHyatt Regency Minneapolis
5:00pm - 7:00pm University of Utah Alumni ReceptionHyatt Regency Minneapolis
5:30pm - 6:30pm IM&AD Division Executive Committee Mentoring MeetingMCC
5:30pm - 7:00 Colorado School of Mines Mining Engineering Alumni ReceptionHyatt Regency Minneapolis
5:30pm - 7:30 Colorado School of Mines Mining Engineering Alumni ReceptionHyatt Regency Minneapolis
5:30pm - 7:30pm Friends of Minnesota Alumni ReceptionHyatt Regency Minneapolis
5:30pm - 7:30pm Montana Tech Alumni Reception Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
5:30pm - 7:30pm Penn State University Alumni ReceptionHyatt Regency Minneapolis
5:30pm - 7:30pm South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Alumni ReceptionHyatt Regency Minneapolis
5:30pm - 7:30pm University of Arizona Alumni ReceptionHyatt Regency Minneapolis
5:30pm - 7:30pm University of Nevada, Reno Alumni ReceptionHyatt Regency Minneapolis
5:30pm - 7:30pm Virginia Tech Mining and Minerals Engineering Alumni ReceptionHyatt Regency Minneapolis
5:30pm - 7:30pm West Virginia University Alumni ReceptionHyatt Regency Minneapolis
8:00pm - 11:00pm Scotch Nightcap MPD Division Scholarship Fundraiser (ticketed)Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

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
7:00am - 2:00pm Attendee RegistrationMCC
7:00am - 2:00pm SME Bookstore OpenMCC
7:30am - 8:30am Author's CoffeeMCC
7:30am - 9:00am 2019 SME Annual Conference Program Committee MeetingMCC
7:30am - 9:00am Health and Safety Division Breakfast (ticketed)MCC
7:30am - 9:00am SME/AIME Past Presidents Breakfast (by invitation only)Hilton Minneapolis
7:30am - 5:00pm Speaker Ready RoomMCC
8:00am - 9:30am Continental Breakfast in Exhibit HallMCC
8:00am - 11:00am SME 2019 Annual Conference & Expo Exhibit Space SalesMCC
8:00am - 12:00pm Exhibit Hall OpenMCC
8:30am - 10:00am Resources & Reserves Committee MeetingMCC
8:30am - 12:00pm Education Sustainability CommitteeMCC
9:00am - 10:00am 2020 SME Annual Conference Program Committee MeetingMCC
9:00am - 10:00am Health and Safety Division Panel DiscussionMCC
10:00am - 11:00am Distinguished Member Award Nominating CommitteeMCC
11:00am - 1:00pm SME Registered Member Admissions Committee/SME Registered Member Ethics CommitteeMCC
12:00pm - 1:45pm MPD Division Lunch (ticketed)MCC
12:00pm - 2:00pm M&E Division Lunch (ticketed)MCC
12:00pm - 8:00pm Exhibitor Move-OutMCC
1:00pm - 4:00pm Minerals Education Coalition Committee MeetingMCC
1:30pm - 2:00pm Jackling Lecture (during M&E Division Lunch)MCC
1:45pm - 2:00pm MPD Division Business MeetingMCC
2:00pm - 2:30pm M&E Division Business MeetingMCC
2:00pm - 4:00pm International Committee MeetingMCC
2:30pm - 3:30pm M&E Division Unit Committee MeetingMCC
3:00pm - 4:00pm MPD Division Executive Committee MeetingMCC
3:00pm - 5:00pm Environmental Division Nominating & Planning CommitteeMCC
3:00pm - 5:00pm SME Strategic Nominating Committee (closed)MCC
5:30pm - 7:00pm SME Dinner VIP Reception (by invitation only)MCC
5:30pm - 7:00pm SME/AIME Awards ReceptionMCC
6:00pm - 9:30pm SME/AIME Awards BanquetMCC
9:30pm - 12:00am President's Reception (by invitation only)MCC

Thursday, March 1, 2018

CCC - Convention Center · H - Hotel

TimeActivity/Event/FunctionLocation
7:00am - 12:00pm Exhibitor Move-OutMCC
8:00am - 12:00pm SME Board of Directors MeetingMCC