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Southern Minnesota SME Annual Conference

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 (See Program page for details)
Metropolitan Ballroom, Minneapolis, MN

U.S. Critical Minerals: Resources, Mining and Supply Chains
REGISTRATION (7:30am - 10:30am) 
CONFERENCE PROGRAM (8:30am - 4:30pm) 

  • Presentations by SME President, National Energy Technologies Laboratory, Minnesota DNR, Mining Minnesota, Iron Mining Association of Minnesota, Exsolve Recycling Technologies, Big Rock Exploration, American Engineering Testing, Designs by Natural Processes, Foth
  • Topics to include:
    • US critical minerals overview
    • SME's role in supporting a strong domestic supply of critical minerals
    • Critical minerals recovery from unconventional sources
    • Hints from the Minnesota drill core library
    • Why Minnesota?
    • Michigan's new copper/zinc projects
    • New leadership updates from IMA of MN and Mining Minnesota
  • Noon lunch - enjoy the fabulous D'Amico Catering food and spend some time catching up
  • Mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks to network and visit with exhibitors
VENDOR RECEPTION (4:30pm - 6:00pm) 
    • Joins us after the conference for reception in appreciation of our exhibitors and sponsors, celebrating a return to in-person events