When: February 27-March 2, 2022

Where: Salt Lake City, Utah

Website: www.smeannualconference.com

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) brings together the mining and mineral industry’s brightest and most dedicated professionals. As a group, SME Members are among the most educated, tenured, and successful professionals in the minerals industry—comprising engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. Over 13,000 global members advance their careers with the world-class technical resources, educational programs, networking opportunities and professional development tools from SME, with its centerpiece being the annual SME Annual Conference and Expo, also known as MINEXCHANGE—a showcase for the organization’s members to focus on sharing best practices for safety, environmental stewardship, and moving mining forward, inspiring mining professionals worldwide.


MINEXCHANGE 2022, the SME Annual Conference and Expo, is the only conference dedicated to all disciplines of mining engineering. Featuring a wide variety of technical sessions and speakers combined with our expansive exhibit hall, MINEXCHANGE attracts thousands of mining professionals from around the world.

At the SME Annual Conference and Expo, professional development moves beyond the expected to the vital insights you need to evolve with the industry. Expand your base of knowledge and learn about upcoming advances in innovation, the critical role that rare earth elements play in shaping mining for the next decade, and managing water usage and waste throughout the project life-cycle.

Attendees can immerse themselves in this four-day interdisciplinary educational experience and find new perspectives and connections at MINEXCHANGE.


MINEXCHANGE 2022, the SME Annual Conference and Expo, features some of the biggest names in the mining industry today. Attendees will explore the new products, comprehensive services, and integrated solutions that make their jobs smarter, easier, and safer–all from industry vendors who understand what drives their needs today is the solution for tomorrow.

SME is assembling some of the brightest minds in the mining industry today. The MINEXCHANGE technical sessions place a driving focus on the topics and trends that matter most to mine professionals. Offering a complete educational experience, attendees will find an array of professional devolvement opportunities including short courses, workshops, and technical sessions—plus, earn PDH credit for attending.

MINEXCHANGE attendees will also share a one-of-a-kind opportunity to mix and mingle with some of the leading educators, innovators, and experts in the mining industry today—expanding their professional network to make new, lasting impressions during a variety of fun and engaging networking functions.


All attendees of MINEXCHANGE will get a firsthand look at new products, comprehensive services, and integrated solutions—all from industry vendors who understand their needs. On the exhibit floor of the 2022 SME Annual Expo all of the exhibitors mining professionals are looking for can be found and are ready to begin the next step in expanding their business today.

Each day of MINEXCHANGE 2022, the SME Annual Conference and Expo, offers a hosted event to explore the exhibit floor, ensuring attendees get the most interaction in the time available. The festivities kick off the conference’s first day with drinks and hors-d’oeuvres for the grand opening of the exhibit hall. With more than 600 exhibitors, this reception is a great time for attendees to start networking and learning what the exhibitors have to offer. 

The following day, lunch on the exhibit hall floor allows attendees to grab a bite to eat and connect with MINEXCHANGE exhibitors before the technical program begins at that afternoon. On Tuesday, attendees can take some time to relax and walk the exhibit hall on during the Afternoon Social. All attendees are welcome to come and walk the hall during the social while enjoying a drink and light snacks. 

Finally, and new for 2022, SME has extended the last official event in the exhibit hall for MINEXCHANGE to include lunch for all attendees on the events closing day. All attendees can take advantage of this last chance to connect with exhibitors. 

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