This two-day conference will dive into the status, challenges and opportunities in the field of ore deposit and mineral resource exploration, which is critical for developing sustainable, non-carbon-based technologies, and for guiding future curricular and hiring decisions.
Lawrence D. Meinert, program coordinator of the Mineral Resources Program of the U.S. Geologic Survey in Washington D.C., will deliver the keynote address on the future of mineral resources.
There will be a dinner on Friday evening during the keynote address, followed by lectures, lunch, and an early afternoon panel discussion on Saturday.
Potential other speakers (maximum 4 for a total of 5 speakers including keynote):
John F.H. Thompson – SEG Distinguished Lecturer; the Wold Professor of Environmental Balance for Human Sustainability at Cornell University
Murray W. Hitzman – SEG International Exchange Lecturer; Associate Director for Energy and Minerals at USGS
M. Stephen Enders – SEG Honorary Lecturer; Interim Department Head and Research Professor of Economic Geology, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
Sarah Gleeson – Professor, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta; currently located in Potsdam, Germany, where she was recruited to help restart Europe's economic geology program
Jessica Kogel – Associate Director for Mining (ADM) in the Office of the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)