SME THRIVE Conference

Reno, Nevada




Save the Date: September 22, 2022 


THRIVE 2022: Critical Materials will focus on battery materials and other products necessary for the electrification of society—currently of great global interest and investment. Conference speakers will identify why these materials are important –specifically the most visible elements such as lithium, nickel, and cobalt. Presentations will also cover materials such as graphite and the ever important metal, copper.  The conference content will evaluate where critical mineral markets are today, as well where they are projected to go over the next decade. 

Invited speakers include leading geologists, mining engineers, metallurgists, financiers and developers from both the private and public sectors.

THRIVE 2022 presents a unique opportunity to hear the first-hand experiences of a dynamic industry that is changing the global perception of sustainable supply from mine to showroom.


Organizing Committee
John Uhrie, Vice President, Exploration and Development, Doe Run Co.,
Michael Moats, Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Kwame Awuah-Offei, Associate Professor, Missouri University of Science & Technology

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