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
Global efforts to shift to an electrified economy continue to gain momentum. Is the world supply of copper, rare earth elements, and other critical minerals adequate enough to support this shift? Are we in the beginning phases of another commodities super-cycle? Are our public policies around mining consistent with achieving the goals laid out in recent executive orders?

Join the Southern Minnesota Subsection of SME in the exploration of these questions as we return to LIVE, IN-PERSON events for providing you timely technical presentations on issues relevant to the mining industry.
 Please see the Program page for more information.
November Meeting Coming Soon!

Conference Overview
  • 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
Who Should Attend?
  • Mine owners and mining professionals
  • Environmental and engineering consultants
  • Exploration companies
  • Local, County and State government officials
  • Attorneys
  • Students and academics
  • Businesses and services associated with the mining industry