Joining SME is like an all-you-can-eat buffet

(with 13 kinds of dessert)

You'll be impressed by the smorgasbord of ways your SME membership will help you connect with other professionals, solve complex challenges, and advance your mining career.

Community & Networking Opportunities

  • Join the online SME Community to take part in valuable discussions with interest groups, committees, and sections
  • Meet other professionals and make job connections at our industry-facing conferences
  • Share your expertise by presenting at conferences or publishing papers
  • Build your leadership skills by volunteering for an SME committee.
  • Search our online directory and connect with 13,000 SME members across the industry
  • Apply for the BOD Internship Program for exciting opportunities to help shape the future of the society

Engaging Meetups & Events

  • Swing by Local Section events and build a network of mining professionals in your area
  • Go to MINEXCHANGE, SME's annual conference with countless educational sessions and networking opportunities
  • Attend technical conferences, meetings, short courses and webinars (see what's coming up in our events calendar)

Thought-Provoking Magazines, Journals, & News

Enjoy all of our insight publications:

  • Mining Engineering magazine (12 issues per year)
  • Tunneling & Underground Construction magazine (4 issues per year)
  • Mining, Metallurgy, & Exploration (MME) technical journal (6 issues per year)
  • SME's biweekly eNews

A Treasure Trove of Online Resources

  • Access, the world's largest repository of mining research with over 130,000 books, papers, and articles
  • Find job openings or your company's next great employee through SME's Career Center,

Ongoing Professional Education

Grow your industry expertise with SME's:

Amazing Discounts

  • Take advantage of our deep discounts on MINEXCHANGE plus other SME conferences, meetings, courses, and webinars
  • Build your library with discounts on SME's huge selection of publications

Explore different membership types

(There are lots of great ways to participate.)

Dig into a Full-Fledged Membership

(You know a good thing when you see it)

Get started with a free 3-month membership

(You'll like it so much, you'll want to stick around.)