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The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) would like to welcome you to the Annual Meeting of the SME Arizona Conference, to be held in Tucson, Arizona.

About SME

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) whose more than 13,000 membership represents all professionals serving the minerals industry in more than 100 countries. SME members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the worldwide mining and underground construction community through information exchange and professional development. SME's staff is located in Englewood, Colorado.

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SME Members are among the most educated, tenured and successful professionals in the Minerals Industry. As a Member of SME, you have access to more than 13,000 top professionals across 100 countries who can help your career skyrocket. Visit www.smenet.org to learn more about SME's various membership opportunities.

About the Annual Meeting of the SME Arizona Conference

SME began managing the conference in 1982 to preserve the December meeting of the original Arizona subsections conference. The Annual Meeting of the SME Arizona Conference is the annual gathering of SME Arizona sections including the Grand Canyon Section, Maricopa Section, Tucson Section, Cochise Section, Gila Valley Section, Morenci Section, and Pinal Mountain Section. This regional conference focuses on the development and growth of the Southwestern mining industry. The conference explores trends, technology and development impacting the region and the effects industry changes have on local mining developments. The Annual Meeting of the SME Arizona Conference generates more than 500 attendees annually and has a long standing history of program excellence.