Authors Overview

Become a Valued Author

The Program Committee for the MINEXCHANGE 2024 SME Annual Conference & Expo is planning another exciting conference.


The committee will consider all abstracts covering any/all aspects of the mining/minerals industry including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Bulk Material Handling
  • Coal & Energy
  • Environmental
  • Geology
  • Valuation
  • Tailings
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Health & Safety
  • Industrial Minerals & Aggregates 
  • International
  • Mineral & Metallurgical Processing
  • Mining & Exploration
  • Underground Construction Association

Dates & Deadlines

Please read the following information carefully and mark your calendar with important dates and deadlines.

Prospective authors are asked to submit a 100 word abstract. Detailed guidelines for submitting a successful abstract are provided on the submission website. Submitters will be notified September, 2023 of acceptance or otherwise.

Communication from SME

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Presenting Author Registration, Funding, and Visa Application

Registration opens October 2023. Presenting authors are required to register and pay fees. You are responsible for arranging your own funding; SME does not have funds available to pay registration or travel expenses. You are encouraged to begin planning for funding and visa arrangements now, as these processes can sometimes take several months. Visa and letter of invitation information can be found here.

The Preliminary Program

The preliminary program and registration materials are posted online. Registration opens in October.

A Note About Deadlines

Deadlines will be strictly enforced in order to ensure efficient, fair, and professional management of the review process. NO exceptions will be made. Please mark your calendar with important conference dates and plan so that your activities take place well before deadlines to avoid unforeseen or unavoidable delays in your schedule, to avoid technical overloads or human error caused by last minute "traffic jams," and to give SME and Program Committee member’s time to help you if needed.

Key Dates

August 11, 2023 - Abstracts for consideration are due
September, 2023 - Authors notified of acceptance
November 1, 2023 - Final Manuscripts due (manuscripts are not mandatory. Presentations of accepted abstracts ARE mandatory)


Questions about Abstract?

For more information, please contact:

12999 E. Adam Aircraft Circle
Englewood, CO 80112
T: 303.948.4200