October 9-11, 2024

The SME Virtual Student Conference features three days of virtual technical sessions on leading-edge mining topics for students globally. Save the date for this important conference, to learn the latest on mining around the world.


  1. Critical Minerals
  2. Technological Advancements and Innovations in Mining
  3. The Future of Mining
  4. Environmental Considerations
  5. Mining Around the World
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • South America
  • North America
  • India
  • Australia
  1. Cradle to Grave (The lifecycle of a mine)

Dates and Times

Wednesday, October 9, 2024: TBD
Thursday, October 10, 2024: TBD
Friday, October 11, 2024: TBD

Call for Papers

More information coming soon!

Conference Organizers

The conference is student-led and developed by students, for students. Students who have volunteered to participate in the leadership and production of this event include.

Elliott Morgan – University of Kentucky (USA)
Taliat Afosi – Federal University of Technology Akure (Africa)
Manuel Zacarias – Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Ahmed Shahawy – Al-Azhar University, Cairo (Egypt)
Anthony Djia – TU Freiberg (Germany)
Paulo Andres – Escuela Superior Politecnica Del Litoral
Eduardo Obando Zuniga – Universidad Nacional de San Agustin
Pablo Altamirano – Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas
Victor Akinlosose - Federal University of Technology Akure (Africa)
Sanusi Muhees - Federal University of Technology Akure (Africa)
Liz Glenn – University of Arizona (USA)



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