SME Minnesota Section Conference

Virginia, MN

4/11/2022 8:00 AM - 4/13/2022 5:00 PM CST

A Regionally Focused Conference

To thrive in this modern era of mining we must rapidly adapt to the ever-evolving expectations of our industry. By leveraging technology, embracing modernization opportunities in operations and sustainability, and considering new mineral possibilities to broaden beyond the roots of the iron range, we insure a successful future.

Educational Technical Sessions

Learn from some of the brightest minds in the mining and minerals industry today. The technical sessions at the SME Minnesota conference place a driving focus on the topics and trends that matter most to you. It is a focused event unique to the challenges and opportunities of the mining business in the iron range.

Exhibit Hall

Connect with some of the vendors who understand the problems you need to solve. When you walk the exhibit floor, you get a firsthand look at new products, comprehensive services and integrated solutions offered by our exhibitors. The Exhibit Hall offers the opportunity to meet more industry vendors than any other industry conference in the region.

Networking Opportunities

Network with hundreds of your peers at our opening night reception, luncheons, networking events and refreshment breaks. If you are looking to reconnect with old acquaintances or expand your professional network, the SME Minnesota Conference provides you the opportunity to do both.

Share Your Knowledge

The program committee reviews abstracts in the fall prior to the conference.

Abstract Submissions Are Now Open. Review the submission criteria and make your submission.

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

  • Mining and Exploration
  • Processing
  • Maintenance
  • Environmental
  • Safety
  • Other topics will be considered

Key Dates

October 18, 2021 | Abstracts for consideration are due
November, 2021 | Authors notified of acceptance

Connections that Matter

Sponsorships are an effective way to create a connection or affiliation with the SME Minnesota Conference. Viewers and readers will see your logo when they are searching for topics related to the event. When you sponsor the SME Minnesota Conference, attendees will see your name and think of your organization as progressive innovators. Find a variety of sponsorship opportunities available to help you achieve your business goals.

Don't wait to stand out from the crowd. Secure your sponsorship today by visiting Sponsorship Opportunities.

To secure your sponsorship today, please contact:
Emma Li Salditt
sponsorships@smenet.org
+1 (303) 948-4224

Profitable Interaction

Find one-on-one access to more than 1,000 qualified industry professionals eager to learn how your products and services can help their organization succeed in today's tumultuous market. Exhibiting at the SME Minnesota Conference is the key to reaching the region's Iron Ore mining market. The conference represents a multidiscipline of mining industries and professionals from several different job levels. Connect with industry thought leaders, and increase your company's visibility.

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

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April 11-13, 2022 | Virginia, MN

The 2022 SME Minnesota Conference is in a NEW LOCATION - Virginia, MN. 

This conference is a regionally focused event featuring a technical program that attracts hundreds of mining professionals throughout the Midwest. Widely recognized as the most distinguished regional forum for the collaboration and development of practices, the conference centers on theories and technology used in the Midwest minerals industry and innovative approaches used in the iron ore industry.

The exhibit complements the engaging technical program. The expansive exhibit floor provides close-up views of the latest in mining technology and innovations, offering hands-on opportunities for creative collaboration with leading industry vendors.

Schedule-at-a-glance

Monday, April 11, 2022

7:00 am
7:30 pm
Registration Open
7:30 am
8:30 am
Short Course Coffee Break
8:00 am
4:00 pm
Exhibitor Move-in
8:00 am
5:00 pm
Committee Room
8:00 am
4:00 pm
Short Courses
10:00 am
10:30 am
Short Course Coffee Break
Noon
1:00 pm
Short Course Lunch
Noon
12:30 pm
Field Trip Departures
12:30 pm
4:00 pm
Field Trip 1
12:30 pm
4:00 pm
Field Trip 2
4:30 pm
6:30 pm
Welcoming Reception in Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

7:00 am
7:00 pm
Registration Open
7:00 am
8:30 am
Student Breakfast
8:30 am
11:30 am
Plenary Session
11:30 am
1:00 pm
Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:00 pm
5:00 pm
Technical Sessions
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
Vendors Reception in Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

7:00 am
4:00 pm
Registration Open
8:00 am
11:30 am
Technical Sessions
9:30 am
10:00 am
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
11:30 am
1:00 pm
Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
Plenary/Ethics Sessions
1:00 pm
6:00 pm
Exhibitor Move-out
3:00 pm
4:00 pm
MN Section Business Meeting

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