2014 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit

23 February 2014

ERM participated in the 2014 SME Annual Conference “Leadership in Uncertain Times” in Salt Lake City, Utah, from February 23-26, 2014.

Attendance for 2014 included over 600 exhibitors and 6,000 attendees. SME is a professional society of 15,000 members, representing all professionals serving the minerals industry in more than 85 countries. SME members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the worldwide minerals community through information exchange and professional development.  In addition to Western Division attendees Rob Livermore, Mark Shibata, Nick Schnee, Brent Robinson, Lee-Anna Walker, and Mary Thompson, Northern Division representatives Scot Foster, Anna McMullen, Al Trippel, Jo Render, and Ben Sussman, and Southern Division representative Nils Thompson also attended.

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ERM at the event

ERM co-chaired a session on Mining and Our Community with our client Newmont Mining Corporation. ERM staff are scheduled to give four presentations at the technical sessions, and we exhibited at Booth #927.  ERM’s overall theme for the conference is “Today’s Environment: Economic challenges, sustainable solutions.”  We are also soliciting from our booth visitors a short list of their top EHS concerns, as we did at the NWMA conference in December. In return, we are handing out ERM earbuds to participants, to reinforce that “ERM is Listening.”

Session Co-Chairs

SME: Mining and Our Community - Monday, February 24, 2:00 PM

Chairs: Ben Sussman, ERM; Jo Render, ERM; Mary Korpi, Newmont Mining Corporation 

Technical Session Presentations:

  • Al Trippel - Monday 2/24, 3:45 PM
    Modern Communities in an Historic District: The Iron Range of Minnesota
  • Nick Schnee - Monday 2/24, 2:05 PM
    Leveraging Management Systems on the Path to Operational Excellence
  • Mark Shibata - Wednesday 2/26 9:25 am
    Estimation and Use of the Bioaccessibility of Metals in Tailings and Overburden at a Mine Site, Mojave Desert
  • Ronni Wilcock - Wednesday 2/26 3:45 pm (presented by Mark Shibata)
    Using Scenario Analysis to Mitigate Climate Change Impacts

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