To kick-off the show, join us for a wide-ranging discussion with industry leaders who will share their perspectives on lessons learned from the pandemic, the current state of the industry, short- and long-term challenges, and what the future holds.
|Monday, September 13 | 2 – 3:15 p.m. | South Bldg., Room 219|
ESG in Mining
Start Where You Are – Coeur Mining’s ESG Evolution
Casey Nault, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Coeur Mining, Inc.
Leveraging Innovation to Promote a Sustainable Future for Coal
Jacquie Fidler, Vice President, Environmental & Sustainability, CONSOL Energy Inc.
Rethink the Machine, Not the Mine
Brian Huff, Vice President of Technology, Sandvik BHEV Business Unit
Moderator: Veronika Kohler Shime, Vice President, International Trade, National Mining Association
|Tuesday, September 14 | 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. | South Bldg., Room 219|
Improving Safety by Utilizing Predictive Analytics to Manage the Human Factors Component
Marcus Wichmann, Vice President of Technical Services, Predictive Safety
Today’s Generational Workforce – How it is Changing Safety in the Mining Industry
Walter Simpson, Manager – Safety, Training & Professional Development, NACCO Natural Resources
What a New Silica Standard in the U.S. May Look Like
Michael Wegleitner, Corporate Director, Safety and Health, Hecla Mining Co.
Moderator: Kimberly Walster, Behavior Based Safety and Training Specialist, Prairie State Generating Company
|Tuesday, September 14 | 2 – 3:15 p.m. | South Bldg., Room 219|
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Changing Faces of Mining: Diversity is Key, But Inclusion Makes the Real Difference
Kathryn Jacobs, Managing Director, North America Mining Lead, Accenture
Power of Everyone
Karl Weiss, Vice President, Integrated Components and Solutions Division and Chief Technology Officer, Caterpillar Inc.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Mining: We Need to Do Better
LaTisha Gietzen, Director of Public and Community Relations, PolyMet Mining Corp.
Moderator: Resa Furey, Director of Marketing & Communications, Stantec
|Wednesday, September 15 | 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. | South Bldg., Room 219|
Understanding Key Air Quality Aspects and Strategies for a New Mine Development
David Strohm II, Managing Consultant, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
Implementation of the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management: An Operator’s Perspective
Kim Morrison, Sr. Director Global Tailings Management, Newmont
Water Management in Nevada as Part of our Commitment to Sustainability
Patrick Malone, Vice President, Barrick Gold Corp.
Moderator: Tawny Bridgeford, Deputy General Counsel, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, National Mining Association
|Wednesday, September 15 | 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. | South Bldg., Room 219|
Artificial Intelligence Session
Applied R&D in Mining Robotics at the National Robotics Engineering Center: Systems, Lessons, and Perspectives
Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos, Ph.D., Senior Systems Scientist, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, and Program Director, National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)
The Next Phase of Data Analytics for Mining
Stephen Redford, President, Matrix Analytics Group
Empowering Frontline Crews with Data to Eliminate Live Work – A Partnership Story
Simon Van Wegen, Director of Mining Solutions, Komatsu
Alex Bertram, Manager Digital Operations BHP/Industry Secandee, Microsoft
Moderator: Kray Luxbacher, PE, Ph.D., Charles T. Holland Professor and Department Head Mining and Minerals Engineering, Virginia Tech