Membership Benefits

Joining SME is one of the most important decisions you can make to advance your career.

When you become a member of SME, you'll receive valuable benefits that help you stay current, expand your network and remain relevant in the mining industry.

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Stay Current with Leading Technical Resources

  • Receive timely insights on the industry with complimentary subscriptions to Mining Engineering and Tunneling & Underground Construction magazines, and complimentary online access to the Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration technical journal.

  • Search the largest global consortium of mining and materials articles and research with unlimited access to This online database has over 130,000 books, papers and conference proceedings to search and download — you'll save hundreds of dollars and countless hours in research time.

  • Build your resource library - the SME Store has numerous titles with the latest information on mining, minerals and underground construction.

  • Attend an SME conference, meeting, short course or webinar.

  • Don't miss SME's annual conference, featuring hundreds of educational sessions (many providing PDHs) and countless networking opportunities.

  • Access unique educational offerings such as the Professional Engineer review course and the Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) certification.


Expand Your Network and Build Relationships with Industry Thought Leaders

  • Connect with local and global thought leaders.

  • Engage with peers at our industry-leading conferences.

  • Set up your personalized profile in SME's online member directory. Updated daily, our member directory includes 13,000 of your mining and minerals industry colleagues.

  • Join the online SME Community to post questions and contribute to discussions in technical interest groups, your local Section, and SME committees.


Advance Your Career

  • Make connections that could lead to your next job opportunity.

  • Find job openings or your company's next great employee through SME's Career Center,

  • Share your expertise by presenting at a conference or developing a paper.

  • Build your leadership skills by volunteering for an SME committee.


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  • Receive special member pricing for substantial discounts on books, eBooks, technical resources and educational offerings from the SME Store.

  • Get the member registration rate on conferences, meetings, short courses and webinars. See what's coming up in our events calendar.

  • ​Check out additional benefits available to members through our Member Affinity Benefits program.