68th Annual SME Colorado Minerals Processing (MPD) Conference

Starts:  Apr 26, 2018 9:00 AM (MT)
Ends:  Apr 28, 2018 5:00 PM (MT)
Associated with  Colorado MPD subsection
The theme of the 2018 meeting is “Greenfield or Brownfield – Where Should We Concentrate?”.

The Colorado Mineral Processing Division Subsection of the Society of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (SME) had its first meeting in 1949 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The meeting is the longest-running annual meeting in the history of the Broadmoor. 

The intent and structure of the meeting are to provide a comfortable setting in which participants could attend technical sessions in a somewhat informal setting. The design of the program was such that it would attract people from a wide range of disciplines within the mining industry and foster camaraderie for all. Themes and Topics of the meeting and technical papers are adjusted annually to be current with political, economic, environmental, operational or financial concerns within the industry while staying within the general topic of “Mineral Processing”. 

It has always been the goal of this meeting to bring together those from operating companies, engineering, academia, and equipment or service suppliers in a setting which would provide an atmosphere of professionalism combined with a relaxed “get together” attitude to facilitate the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and experience. 

The MPD meeting was also designed to provide invaluable contact and networking possibilities for attendees in a forum which attracts those from upper level positions of major companies. It is also a great time to rekindle old friendships and establish new ones. 

The Executive Committee of the Colorado MPD is composed of an all-volunteer group of experienced people from all disciplines of the industry who meet monthly to develop the program. We do this because we recognize the intrinsic value of this meeting. We welcome all attendees and look forward to providing a quality program each and every year.

On behalf of the Executive Committee, we look forward to seeing you at The Broadmoor.

2018 Conference Pricing


Early Bird



Registration By 3/28

After 3/28

















Thursday Dinner



Friday Lunch



Friday Dinner






ACTIVITIES (Spouse/Guest Welcome)



Friday Morning Bubbles & Brunch


Saturday Golf Tournament

$165 per golfer

Saturday Bowling

$20 per hour per bowler - Does not include the rental of shoes



The Broadmoor
1 Lake Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
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