Upper Peninsula Section Annual Meeting & Henry Krumb Lecture

When:  Oct 10, 2019 from 7:31 AM to 5:31 PM (ET)
Associated with  Upper Peninsula SME Section

Upper Peninsula SME Section 2019 Annual Meeting & Technical Conference

Henry Krumb Lecture Series

Memorial Union Building
Michigan Technological University

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Please join us for a day of technical sessions and the 2019 annual meeting of the SME UP Section.

8:00 am - Registration Begins / Continental Breakfast / Silent Auction Opens
8:45 am - Opening Session
9:00 am - Morning Technical Sessions
10:45 am - Henry Krumb Lecture Series - Dr. Aaron Noble, Virginia Technological University
12:00 pm - Lunch and Section Business Meeting
1:15 pm - Afternoon Technical Sessions
5:00 pm - Closing Message / Silent Auction Closes


  • State of the Section
  • Current Officer Reports
  • MINE FUND Update
  • 2020 Officer Nomination and Election

If you or someone you know is interested in being a local chapter officer, please submit names and contact information to:

Cedric DeChermont - UP Section Secretary

Nominations are open for all positions, including Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Outreach Officer.  Nominees must have served previously as a section officer to serve as Chair.

Technical Sessions
As of August 1st, we have confirmed technical presentations from:
  1. Dr. Stan Vitton - Line 5 Tunnel
  2. Jeff Lynott - Back Forty Exploration Update
  3. Bob Mahin - Eagle Exploration Update
  4. Keith Holmgren - Cliffs Mineral Processing
  5. Jamie Krull-Wentzel - CAT Global Mining Product Support Representative
  6. Dr. Paul van Susante - Planetary Excavation and Mining Systems
We are soliciting for a total of eight technical sessions and we will post more detailed information as the conference approaches.

Henry Krumb Lecture Series
We are proud to host Dr. Aaron Noble as our 2019 Conference Henry Krumb Lecturer. He is an Associate Professor in the Mining and Minerals Engineering Department at Virginia Tech and the Associate Director for the Center for Advance Separation Technologies (CAST). His instruction and research are in the general areas of mineral processing, process economics, and mine pollution control. 

SME helps bring outstanding speakers to the Local Sections through the Henry Krumb Lecture Series. The program is offered to SME sections to enhance their appreciation and understanding of important new methods and technologies. Lecturers are selected from the professionals who present technical papers at the SME Annual Conference & Expo (ACE). The Krumb Lecture Series is administered by SME and is partially funded by a grant from the Seeley W. Mudd Memorial Fund.

Professional Development Hour Credits

A signed Certificate of Attendance will be provided to all attendees upon request.  Please keep a copy of the agenda, noting sessions you attended, along with this certificate as your documentation for professional education requirements.  Agendas will be printed and available at registration.

Registration Details
See below for pricing options. The fee does not include lodging or Conference Dinner.

*Retired Members should select the "Everyone" option when registering and paying.

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and two coffee breaks. A portion of your registration fee also supports registration fees for technical session presenters and student members, Thank You!

Lodging Options in the Area
  • Conference Hotel: Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square, Houghton
    • Call Direct to Reserve: 906-487-1700 (discounted rate not available online)
    • Mention: UP Section SME
    • Rate: $129/night (includes breakfast, beverage coupon)
  • Other Local Options
    • Super 8 by Wyndham, Houghton
    • Ramada Inn, Hancock


Michigan Technological University
Memorial Union Building - Superior Room
Houghton, MI 49931

Pricing Information

Registration Early Bird Regular Late
Member $65.00 $75.00 $90.00
SME Student Member $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Spouse of member $65.00 $75.00 $90.00
Non-member $75.00 $85.00 $100.00
Everyone $40.00 $45.00 $50.00


Nathan Manser