MINEXCHANGE SME Annual Conference & Expo

Virtual Event

3/1/2021 8:00 AM - 3/5/2021 5:00 PM MST

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Mining’s most anticipated technical conference will bring fresh perspectives from around the world on a range of hot topics including COVID-19 recovery, critical minerals, water issues and tailings management.

The industry's premier technical program is widely recognized as the most distinguished forum for the publication of multidisciplinary mining research. Additionally, the expansive Expo provides close-up views of the latest in mining technology and innovations, providing hands-on opportunities for creative collaboration with leading industry vendors.

Program Topics

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
  • Health & Safety
  • Industrial Minerals & Aggregates 
  • International
  • Mineral & Metallurgical Processing
  • Mining & Exploration
  • Mining Finance
  • Underground Construction Association



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 in September of 2020 of acceptance or otherwise.


August 1, 2020 - Abstracts for consideration are due
September 30, 2020 - Authors notified of acceptance
November 1, 2020 - Final manuscripts due (manuscripts are not mandatory.  Presentations of accepted abstracts ARE mandatory)    

Connect with Industry Leaders

When you partner with the MINEXCHANGE SME Annual Conference & Expo, you elevate your company in front of the leaders of the mining and metallurgy industry. With several unique marketing opportunities available, we can help your company find the best option to reach your target customers and to achieve your marketing goals.


  • Reach influential decision makers
  • Effectively position your products, services and brand for large scale awareness
  • Be a part of an industry-leading conference
  • Identify and develop new markets and customers
  • Deliver information about your products and services directly to decision makers
  • Enhance and expand your insight to the industry’s purchasing strategies and buying cycles
  • Play an active role in the global mining industry

Don't wait to stand out from the crowd!
Secure your sponsorship today- contact:
Emma Li Salditt
+1 (303) 948-4224

Expansive Exhibit Hall

Get a firsthand look at new products, comprehensive services and integrated solutions offered by our exhibitors. With more than 750 booths, our Expo provides you with the opportunity to meet more vendors than any other industry conference.

Questions about MineXchange? Exhibit Sales?
For more information, please contact:
SME Exhibit Sales
E:  exhibits@smenet.org
T: 303.948.4200


Mining’s most anticipated technical conference will bring fresh perspectives from around the world on a range of hot topics including COVID-19 recovery, critical minerals, water issues and tailings management – connect directly from your home office or job site.

Be inspired and support important industry causes through your participation. Make your plans to connect with industry leaders at MINEXCHANGE this March.

Don't miss:
  • Daily keynote session

  • Robust selection of technical sessions

  • Several short courses

  • Interactive trade show

  • Fresh networking opportunities to connect you with colleagues you only see at this meeting

  • PDH credits

  • Searchable conference preprint proceedings

  • Access to recordings

  • Virtual bookstore

View the full conference website at www.smeannualconference.com

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