Authors Overview

The Minnesota Section Conference Planning committee issued a call for papers for its 97th Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Section of SME. Abstract submissions are now closed.


The committee will consider all abstracts covering any/all aspects of the mining/minerals industry including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • • Open Pit Mining
  • • Exploration & Geology
  • • Hydrometallurgical Processing
  • • Underground Construction
  • • Environmental
  • • Tailings Management
  • • Maintenance
  • • Community Engagement
  • • Industrial Minerals & Aggregates
  • • Automation
  • • Ferrous & Non-ferrous Metals
  • • Other topics


Dates & Deadlines

Please read the following information carefully and mark your calendar with important dates and deadlines.

Prospective authors are asked to submit a 100 word abstract. Detailed guidelines for submitting a successful abstract are provided on the submission website. Submitters will be notified in November of acceptance or otherwise.

Communication from SME

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A Note About Deadlines

Deadlines will be strictly enforced in order to ensure efficient, fair and professional management. NO exceptions will be made. Please mark your calendar with important conference dates and plan so that your activities take place well before deadlines to avoid unforeseen or unavoidable delays in your schedule, to avoid technical overloads caused by last-minute "traffic jams," and to give SME and Program Committee members time to help you if needed.


Key Dates

December 1, 2023 – Abstracts for consideration are due
December, 2023 – Authors notified of acceptance


Abstract submissions are now closed

Edit accepted abstracts.


Questions about SME Minnesota Conference Abstract Submission?

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