Young Leaders Program
Become a Part of the Young Leaders Program
Whether you are just starting out or have a few years under your belt, you are positioned to lead the mining industry and SME is ready to help you get there. Professionals who are 35 years or younger, demonstrate great leaderships skills, and currently working in the mining industry are welcome to join us and connect and grow with SME.
YOUNG LEADERS SOCIAL (YLC MEMBERS ONLY)
Saturday, Feb. 26 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Squatters, 147 W Broadway
All current members of the SME Young Leaders are invited to come relax and kick off the conference. Come meet your fellow Young Leaders away from the conference atmosphere.
YOUNG LEADERS COMMITTEE MEETING
Sunday, Feb. 27 | Noon – 2:00 pm
Salt Lake City Marriott at City Creek Skylight Ballroom
Are you a leader in both your career and your community? If so then you might be SME Young Leader material! If you are interested in making a difference in the future of the mining industry, join us for our annual committee meeting and find out how you can create programs and events to help further develop your career and leadership skills.
YOUNG LEADERS SIZZLING HOT TOPICS LUNCHEON
Monday, Feb. 28 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm | $40 per ticket
Salt Palace Convention Center Grand Ballroom A
Sponsored by: Hatch and Rio Tinto
Gather with other young professionals to discuss challenges and solutions to some of the hottest topics in the industry. This luncheon spotlights hot button issues, with a focus on what younger professionals need to know as the mining and mineral industry moves forward.
MONDAY NIGHT SOCIAL
Monday, Feb. 28 | 9:00 pm – Midnight
Dave & Buster’s, 140 S. Rio Grande St
Sponsored by: ARCADIS and Rio Tinto
Join the SME Young Leaders for an evening of games and networking! Heavy hors d'oeuvres, play cards with 75 points, and two drink tickets will be provided. All conference attendees ages 21 and up are welcome and encouraged to attend but space is limited! $10 cover charge applies.
YOUNG LEADERS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSION
Monday, Feb. 28 | 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Salt Palace Convention Center 250A
Session Sponsored by: Rio Tinto
SME Young Leaders: A New Era of Student Engagement
This session features talks on how education and student engagement has changed over the last few years. Speakers will share trends, challenges, and successes in this new era of education.