Schedule

Program Schedule

We look forward to seeing you in Denver! Please note, all events and times are subject to change. Check back regularly for the latest schedule and details about conference events.


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*All event dates and times are subject to change.

8:00 AM 5:00 PM Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) Review Course
11:00 AM 5:00 PM Exhibitor Set-up (10x20 Booths and Larger, By Appointment Only)
1:00 PM 5:00 PM Student Design Competition Registration
7:00 AM 5:00 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM 11:00 AM Leadership Orientation
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) Review Course
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Exhibitor Set-up
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Short Courses
10:00 AM Noon Audit Committee Meeting
Noon 5:00 PM ABET General Information & Training Meeting
12:30 PM 5:00 PM Coffee Break for Strategic Committees
1:00 PM 4:00 PM Strategic Committee Meeting - Association Growth
1:00 PM 4:00 PM Strategic Committee Meeting - Industry Innovation
1:00 PM 4:00 PM Strategic Committee Meeting - Industry Workforce
1:00 PM 4:00 PM Strategic Committee Meeting - Responsible Mining & Underground Construction
1:00 PM 5:00 PM Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) Certification Panel Meeting
1:00 PM 5:00 PM Finance Committee Meeting
1:00 PM 5:00 PM Structure and Governance Committee Meeting
2:00 PM 4:00 PM Tailings Impoundment Committee Meeting
4:00 PM 5:00 PM Joint Strategic Session
7:00 AM 6:00 PM Registration & SME Bookstore Open
7:30 AM 3:00 PM Student Design Competition (Final Presentations)
8:00 AM 2:00 PM Exhibitor Set-up
8:00 AM 4:00 PM Professional Engineers Exam Committee Workshop and Business Meeting
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Certified Mine Safety Professional Review Course
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Short Courses
8:30 AM 10:30 AM Coffee Break for Division Meetings
8:30 AM 10:30 AM SME Foundation Corporate Giving Committee Meeting
8:30 AM 10:30 AM SME Foundation Individual Fundraising Committee Meeting
9:00 AM 11:00 AM Student Engagement Breakfast
Sponsored by Freeport-McMoRan
9:00 AM 11:30 AM Coal & Energy Division Executive Committee Meeting
9:00 AM 11:30 AM Environmental Division Executive Committee Meeting
9:00 AM 11:30 AM Health & Safety Division Executive Committee Meeting
9:00 AM 11:30 AM Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Executive Committee Meeting
9:00 AM 11:30 AM Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division Executive Committee Meeting
9:00 AM 11:30 AM Mining & Exploration Division Executive Committee Meeting
9:00 AM Noon WAAIME Division Finance & Executive Committee Meeting
11:30 AM 4:00 PM SME Board of Directors Meeting
Noon 1:30 PM SME Student Forum
Noon 2:00 PM Young Leaders Committee Meeting
1:00 PM 3:00 PM Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Program Committee Meeting
1:00 PM 3:00 PM Mineral School Department Heads Meeting
1:00 PM 4:00 PM ADTI Subcommittee Meeting
2:00 PM 3:00 PM Coal & Energy Division Unit Committee Meeting
2:00 PM 4:00 PM Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division (MPD) Unit Committee Meeting
3:00 PM 5:00 PM Coal & Energy Division Nominating Committee Meeting
3:00 PM 5:00 PM Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Technical Committee Meeting
3:00 PM 7:00 PM Coat Check
4:00 PM 5:00 PM SME Meeting of the Members
4:00 PM 5:30 PM Tailings & Mine Waste Committee Meeting
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Exhibit Hall Opening Reception
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Graduate Student Poster Contest
5:00 PM 6:30 PM Metallic Student Design Competition Reception (by invitation only)
6:00 PM 7:00 PM SME Foundation Gala Reception and Silent Auction
6:00 PM 8:00 PM SME/NSSGA Student Design Competition Reception (by invitation only)
7:00 PM 8:30 PM SME Foundation Gala Dinner
8:30 PM 11:00 PM SME Foundation Gala Afterparty
6:00 AM 8:00 AM 7th Annual SME Health & Safety Division 5K
7:00 AM 8:30 AM Keynote Participants Breakfast (by invitation only)
7:00 AM 5:30 PM Registration & SME Bookstore Open
7:00 AM 6:00 PM Coat Check
7:30 AM 8:30 AM Authors' Coffee
7:30 AM 5:00 PM Speaker Ready Room
8:00 AM 9:00 AM Environmental Division Business Meeting
8:00 AM 3:00 PM Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) Exam
8:30 AM 11:00 AM Keynote Session
11:00 AM 5:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open
11:30 AM 1:00 PM Bulk Material Handling Committee Meeting
11:30 AM 1:00 PM Exhibit Hall Luncheon
Food & Beverage sponsored by JENNMAR
11:30 AM 1:00 PM IdeaXchange Sessions in the Exhibit Hall
11:30 AM 1:30 PM Professional Development Luncheon for Young Professionals (ticketed)
11:30 AM 1:30 PM Section Leaders Lunch (by invitation only)
Noon 1:30 PM SME Foundation Corporate Roundtable Lunch (by invitation only)
1:00 PM 3:00 PM Government & Public Affairs Committee Meeting
1:00 PM 4:00 PM IAMSH of SME Board Meeting & Annual Business Meeting
1:30 PM 2:30 PM Dreyer Lecture
2:00 PM 3:30 PM BSA Jamboree Work Group
2:00 PM 5:00 PM Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division (MPD) Plenary Session
2:00 PM 5:00 PM Technical Sessions
3:00 PM 5:00 PM SME 2024 Annual Conference & Expo Exhibit Space Sales
4:00 PM 5:30 PM Dreyer Award Committee Meeting
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Nominating Committee Meeting
4:30 PM 6:00 PM NIOSH & NORA Mining Sector Council Meeting
5:00 PM 6:30 PM WAAIME Division Student Reception
6:00 PM 7:00 PM SME Surface Mining Handbook and SME Underground Mining Handbook Reception
6:00 PM 9:00 PM SME/Komatsu Student & Professor Engagement Reception
8:00 PM 10:00 PM SME Young Leaders Monday Night Social
7:00 AM 9:00 AM OTC Program Committee Meeting
7:00 AM 9:00 AM SME Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting
7:00 AM 9:00 AM Women of SME Breakfast (ticketed)
7:00 AM 5:30 PM Registration & SME Bookstore Open
7:00 AM 6:00 PM Coat Check
7:30 AM 8:30 AM Authors' Coffee
7:30 AM 9:00 AM Health & Safety Division Breakfast (ticketed)
7:30 AM 5:00 PM Speaker Ready Room
8:00 AM 9:00 AM Research Committee Meeting
9:00 AM 10:30 AM MEC Move Mining Committee Meeting
9:00 AM 11:30 AM Technical Sessions
9:00 AM Noon Environmental Division Student Poster Session
9:00 AM Noon WAAIME Division Scholarship Committee Meeting
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Mining Engineering Magazine Editorial Board Meeting
10:00 AM Noon Student Member Affairs Subcommittee Meeting
10:00 AM 5:00 PM SME 2024 Annual Conference & Expo Exhibit Space Sales
10:30 AM Noon MEC Scouting Committee Meeting
11:00 AM 5:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open
Noon 1:30 PM Environmental Division Lunch (ticketed)
Noon 1:45 PM Coal & Energy Division Lunch (ticketed)
Noon 1:45 PM Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Lunch (ticketed)
1:00 PM 5:00 PM Mine Rescue Skills: First Aid
1:45 PM 2:00 PM Coal & Energy Division Business Meeting
1:45 PM 2:00 PM Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Business Meeting
2:00 PM 3:00 PM SME Foundation VIP Social (by invitation only)
2:00 PM 5:00 PM Technical Sessions
3:00 PM 5:00 PM Council of Education Meeting
3:00 PM 5:00 PM Filtered Tailings Interface Workshop Meeting
3:00 PM 5:30 PM Latin America Sections Meeting
3:30 PM 5:30 PM Exhibit Hall Afternoon Social
3:30 PM 5:30 PM IdeaXchange Sessions in the Exhibit Hall
4:00 PM 5:00 PM Coal & Energy and Mining & Exploration Underground Ventilation Committee Meeting
4:00 PM 5:00 PM SME Registered Member Admissions Committee/SME Registered Member Ethics Committee Meeting
4:00 PM 6:30 PM Bulk Materials Handling Poster Session
5:30 PM 6:30 PM Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Executive Committee Mentoring Meeting
5:30 PM 7:00 PM International Attendees Reception (by invitation only)
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Colorado School of Mines Alumni Reception
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Friends of Minnesota Alumni Reception
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Michigan Tech Alumni Reception
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Missouri University of Science & Technology Alumni Reception
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Montana Tech Alumni Reception
5:30 PM 7:30 PM New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology Alumni Reception
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Penn State Alumni and Friend Reception
5:30 PM 7:30 PM University of Arizona Alumni Reception
5:30 PM 7:30 PM University of Kentucky Alumni Reception
5:30 PM 7:30 PM University of Nevada - Reno Alumni Reception
5:30 PM 7:30 PM University of Utah Alumni Reception
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Virginia Tech Alumni Reception
5:30 PM 8:00 PM South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Alumni Reception
8:00 PM 11:00 PM Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division Scotch Nightcap (ticketed)
7:00 AM 9:00 AM SME Valuation Standards Committee Meeting
7:00 AM 9:00 AM Sustainable Development Committee Meeting
7:00 AM 5:00 PM Registration & SME Bookstore Open
7:00 AM 6:00 PM Coat Check
7:30 AM 8:30 AM Authors' Coffee
7:30 AM 8:30 AM ESG Toolkit Committee Meeting
7:30 AM 9:00 AM 2024 SME Annual Conference Program Committee Meeting
7:30 AM 9:30 AM SME Past Presidents Breakfast (by invitation only)
7:30 AM 5:00 PM Speaker Ready Room
8:00 AM 11:00 AM SME 2024 Annual Conference & Expo Exhibit Space Sales
8:00 AM Noon Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division (MPD) Student Poster Session
8:30 AM 10:00 AM Resources & Reserves Committee Meeting
8:30 AM Noon Education Sustainability Committee Meeting
9:00 AM 10:00 AM 2025 SME Annual Conference Program Committee Meeting
9:00 AM 11:30 AM Technical Sessions
9:00 AM 1:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open
11:00 AM 1:00 PM Exhibit Hall Luncheon
Food & Beverage sponsored by JENNMAR
11:00 AM 1:00 PM IdeaXchange Sessions in the Exhibit Hall
Noon 1:00 PM SME Foundation Party and Sweepstakes Drawing
Noon 1:45 PM Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division (MPD) Lunch (ticketed)
Noon 2:00 PM Colorado Mining Association (CMA) Reclamation and Safety Awards Lunch (ticketed)
Noon 2:00 PM Mining & Exploration Division Lunch (ticketed)
1:00 PM 8:00 PM Exhibitor Move-Out
1:30 PM 2:00 PM Jackling Lecture (during M&E Division Lunch)
1:45 PM 2:00 PM Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division Business Meeting
2:00 PM 2:30 PM Mining & Exploration Division Business Meeting
2:00 PM 4:00 PM Inclusion and Diversity Committee Meeting
2:00 PM 4:00 PM Minerals Education Coalition Committee Meeting
2:00 PM 5:00 PM Technical Sessions
2:15 PM 3:30 PM Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division (MPD) Executive Committee Meeting
3:00 PM 5:00 PM Environmental Division Nominating & Planning Committee Meeting
5:30 PM 7:00 PM SME Dinner VIP Reception (by invitation only)
6:00 PM 7:00 PM SME/AIME Awards Reception
7:00 PM 9:30 PM SME/AIME Awards Banquet (ticketed)
9:30 PM 11:00 PM SME President's Reception (by invitation only)
8:00 AM 11:00 AM SME Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 AM 4:00 PM NIOSH Mine Design Capacity Contracts Review Meeting
11:00 AM 12:00 PM SME Board of Directors Meeting (closed)