Schedule

Schedule At-a-Glance

We look forward to seeing you in Phoenix! Please note, all events and times are subject to change. Check back regularly for the latest schedule and details about conference events. Some events require an additional preregistration fee and ticket, while the rest are included in the overall conference registration.


To view the schedule, please select a day from the left hand column.
*All event dates and times are subject to change.

Exhibitor Set-up (10x20 Booths and Larger, By Appointment Only)

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Student Design Competition Registration

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

Certified Mine Safety Professional Testing

7:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

Attendee Registration Open

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Exhibitor Registration Open

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

SME Bookstore Open

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Committee Meetings

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

 

Short Courses

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

SME/NSSGA Student Design Competition (Final Presentations)

7:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

Exhibitor Registration Open

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Attendee Registration Open

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

 

SME Bookstore Open

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

 

Committee Meetings

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Exhibitor Set-up

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

Short Courses

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Student Engagement Breakfast

9:00 am - 11:00 am

 

Exhibitor Set-up

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

Student Forum

Noon - 1:30 pm

 

Move Mining Competition

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 

Mentor Meeting Place

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

Annual Meeting of the Members

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

Exhibit Hall Open

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Grand Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

SME Foundation Gala Dinner, Silent Auction and After Party

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

 

5th Annual SME Health & Safety Division 5K

6:30 am - 8:30 am

 

SME Foundation VIP Breakfast (by invitation only)

7:00 am - 8:30 am

 

Committee Meetings

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

 

Attendee Registration Open

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

 

Exhibitor Registration Open

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

 

SME Bookstore Open

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

 

Author's Coffee

7:30 am - 8:30 am

 

Speaker Ready Room

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

 

Keynote Session

8:30 am - 11:00 am

 

Young Leaders Mentoring Lunch (by ticket only)

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

Exhibit Hall Open

11:00 am - 5:30 pm

 

Conference Luncheon in Exhibit Hall

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

 

Section Leaders Lunch (by invitation only)

11:30 pm - 1:30 pm

 

Foundation Corporate Roundtable Lunch (by invitation only)

Noon - 1:30 pm

 

Dreyer Lecture

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

 

Technical session

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division Plenary Session

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

 

SME 2021 Annual Conference & Expo Exhibit Space Sales

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

New Member Orientation & Reception

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

 

WAAIME Division Executive Committee Meeting

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

 

Komatsu/SME Student & Professor Reception

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

SME Young Leaders Rising Professionals Social

9:00 pm - Midnight

 

Committee Meetings

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

 

Women of SME, WAAIME, and WIM Breakfast (ticketed)

7:00 am - 9:00 am

 

Attendee Registration Open

7:00 am -5:30 pm

 

SME Bookstore Open

7:00 am -5:30 pm

 

Author's Coffee

7:30 am - 8:30 am

 

Health & Safety Division Breakfast (ticketed)

7:30 am - 9:00 am

 

Speaker Ready Room

7:30 am - 1:00 pm

 

Technical Sessions

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

SME 2021 Annual Conference & Expo Exhibit Space Sales

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Exhibit Hall Open

11:00 am - 5:30 pm

 

Environmental Division Lunch (ticketed)

Noon - 1:30 pm

 

Coal & Energy Division Lunch (ticketed)

Noon - 1:45 pm

 

Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Lunch (ticketed)

Noon - 1:45 pm

 

Coal & Energy Division Business Meeting

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

 

Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Business Meeting

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

 

Operator's Forum

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

 

Afternoon Social in Exhibit Hall

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

 

Bulk Materials Handling Poster Session

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

 

Alumni Receptions

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

 

CMSP Reception

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

 

International Attendees Reception (by invitation only)

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

 

Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division Scotch Nightcap (ticketed)

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

 

Committee Meetings

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Attendee Registration Open

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

SME Bookstore

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Author's Coffee

7:30 am - 8:30 am

 

SME/AIME Past Presidents Breakfast (by invitation only)

7:30 am - 9:00 pm

 

Speaker Ready Room

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

 

SME 2021 Annual Conference & Expo Exhibit Space Sales

8:00 am - 11:00 am

 

Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division Student Poster Sessions

8:00 am - Noon

 

Technical Sessions

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

Conference Luncheon in Exhibit Hall

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

 

Mining & Exploration Division Lunch (ticketed)

Noon - 2:00 pm

 

Exhibitor Move-Out

1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Jackling Lecture (during M&E Division Lunch)

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

 

Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division Business Meeting

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

 

Mining & Exploration Division Business Meeting

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

 

SME Dinner VIP Reception (by invitation only)

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

 

SME/AIME Awards Reception

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

SME/AIME Awards Banquet (ticketed)

6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

 

President's Reception (by invitation only)

9:30 pm - Midnight

 

Exhibitor Move-Out

7:00 am - Noon