The Content, Connections and Community to Fuel Your Mining Career

Get access to the technical content and resources you need to advance your mining career.


Join now and save 40% on a 2024 Professional membership.

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) has been supporting mining industry professionals since 1957. SME’s 13,000 global members look to the Society for industry-leading technical education, resources and inspiration to flourish in their careers. If you’ve been thinking about joining SME, now is a great time – new members save 40% on a 2024 Professional membership.


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Here’s how you’ll fuel your mining career with an SME membership:

  • Content: Deepen your skillset with the latest technical resources in the mining industry, all in one place. Multiply your knowledge through conferences, webinars, books, and articles from a trusted industry source.
  • Connections: Build your professional network of mining industry thought leaders you can call on for advice and assistance.
  • Community: Create your community of colleagues, mentors and friends. Collaborate to improve your leadership skills, solve industry challenges, influence change and elevate the industry overall.

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We look forward to welcoming you as a member of SME.
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Frequently Asked Questions about SME Membership


How do I sign up for membership and save 40%?
Join here or click on one of the buttons above. You’ll be asked to create a SME website account first and then provide some information about yourself before you pay for your membership.

How long will my membership last?
SME’s membership plans are based on the calendar year. Your membership will be active through 12/31/24.

What is the cost of my membership?
A 2024 SME Professional membership is $192 for the full calendar year, but with this offer, you’ll receive a partial-year membership through 12/31/24 for only $112. It’s a great way to try out all of SME’s valuable benefits and you’ll save 40%.

What happens after I join SME?
After you join, you’ll receive a series of onboarding emails with more information about your benefits. You’ll also begin receiving member emails about upcoming conferences, networking opportunities, publications and other items of interest to fuel your mining career. Last but not least, you’ll be invited to participate in networking events like SME’s monthly Midweek Member Mixers (hear a short talk on a technical topic followed by discussion with other members) and Membership: Ask Me Anything sessions (get your membership questions answered).

Who do I contact with questions?
Email or call customer service at 303-948-4200, press 0.


*Membership is effective through 12/31/24.






“SME really provides a lot of value for me and I'd say the absolute biggest benefit is all the people. Members are able to meet so many different people from so many different backgrounds. It’s great to learn about what they're doing and be able to use that information in my own work, and have people I can call to ask questions.”
~ Cat Joyner, 20-year SME member