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Coal Calendar 2018



January 25 – Virginia Coal & Energy Alliance Legislative Reception to be held at Omni Hotel, Richmond, VA. For further information please phone 276-889-2262 e-mail or visit



January 30-31 – West Virginia Mining Symposium presented by the West Virginia Coal Association to be held at the Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV. The 45th Annual WV Mining Symposium will be a streamlined two-day event with a full and informative program including Technical Sessions comprising: Operations, Mine Health & Safety, and Environmental; two lunches: Mountaineer Guardian, and Reclamation Awards; and the Legislative Reception on Tuesday. Discounted rooms are available at the Holiday Inn Express. For a Registration Form with details, please contact Sandi Davison, e-mail



February 1 – Kanawha Valley Mining Institute Meeting annual ”Success Through Scholarships” Awards, 6.30 p.m., Holiday Inn and Suites-Charleston West, 400 Second Avenue, Charleston, West Virginia 25303. For further information, please visit 



February 10-11 – 13th Annual Florida Industry & Mining Safety & Health Conference to be held at Polk Sate College, Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center, 310 Technology Drive, Bartow, Florida 33830. For registration or further information, please visit  



February 25-28 – SME 2018 Annual Conference & Expo with the theme “Vision, Innovation and Identity: Step Change for a Sustainable Future” to be held in Minneapolis, MN. For full technical program and registration, please visit the Apple App or Google Play store and search for SME 2018 or e-mail Register at  



March 6-8 – ACC Coal Spring Forum to be held at Sandpearl Resort & Spa, Clearwater Beach, FL. For further information, please visit  



March 15 – Tug Valley Mining Institute Meeting to be held at Logan Country Club, Chapmanville, WV. Speaker David Stetson, Alpha Natural Resources, sponsored by Electric Machine & Fabrication. For further information, please visit



March 19-22 - 2018 Electric Power Conference & Exhibition to be held at Gaylord Opryland Convention Center, Nashville, TN. co-locating with the 2018 Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage Conference. For further information contact Jill Dean at 713-343-1880.


March 20-22 – 17th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage, to be held in Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, TN. Theme of the meeting is “Advancing CO2 Emission Reduction Systems to Achieve Global Reduction Goals, Meet Electricity Needs, and Utilize Domestic Resources”. For further information, visit 


March 21-22 – Platt’s 24rd Annual Coal Properties & Investment to be held at Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For information, please phone 800-752-8878, e-mail, or visit 


March 21-24 – 120th National Western Mining Conference & Exhibition sponsored by the Colorado Mining Association, theme “The Future of Mining” to be held at the Colorado Convention Center, in Denver. Designed to help mining companies, vendors, and investors identify opportunities and strategies for success in Colorado’s $9 billion mining industry. For further information, please contact Stephanie Shark, Marketing Director & Conference Manager,,  303-575-9199, or visit 


March 26-29 – 36th Annual South Central Joint Mine Safety and Health Conference, to be held at Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas. For further information, please visit 


March 29 – 6th Annual Professional Engineers in Mining Seminar presented by Virginia Coal & Energy Alliance and held at Lebanon, VA. For further information, please phone 276-889-2262, e-mail, or visit  


April 12 – Kanawha Valley Mining Institute Meeting, Social hour 6-7 dinner 7, Holiday Inn and Suites-Charleston West, 400 Second Avenue, Charleston, West Virginia 25303. Speaker and sponsor TBD. For further information, please visit 


April 17-18 – World CTX 2018 Conference, co-organized by the National Institute of Clean & Low-Carbon Energy to be held in Beijing, China. For further information, please phone 33+607 28 5247, or visit


April 23-25 – CoalProTec 2018, annual International Coal Processing Exhibition and Conference, to be held at the Kentucky Convention Center, Lexington, Kentucky. For further information, please visit  

April 23-27 – CEDAR (Coal Education Development and Resource) of Southern WV 17th Regional Coal Fair to be held at Chief Logan Convention Center, 9am - 8pm. Fair closed April 24 for judging. For further information, please contact Debbie Mudd 
304-357-5709 or visit


April 23-27 – EXPOMIN 2018: XV World Exhibition and Congress for Latin American Mining to be held at the Espacio Riesco Convention Center, Satiago, Chile. Phone Messe Dusseldorf North America at 312-781-5180 or visit


April 25-27 – RMCMI Joint Texas and TRA Regional Meeting, to be held in Hide-a-Way Lake Club, Hideaway, Texas. Short Course and dinner on April 26th. Golf on April 27th. For further information, please phone Judy Colgan at 303-948-3300, or visit


April 25-27– West Virginia Coal Mining Institute Joint Spring Meeting with West Virginia Coal Association and SME Central Appalachian Section, to be held at Embassy Suites, Charleston, WV. For further information, please contact Jim Dean, phone 304-276-0591, or e-mail


April 26 – Tug Valley Mining Institute Meeting to be held to coincide with CEDAR of Southern WV Regional Coal Fair at Chief Logan Convention Center. Social hour 6-7 dinner 7. Speaker from Murray Energy. Sponsor TBD. For information, please phone 304-792-8433, e-mail, or visit  


April 28-May 1 – 17th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Montreal, Canada in conjunction with Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (CIM). For further information, please phone 303-273-3704. Abstracts are due by May 1, 2016. Please submit abstracts here   


May 2-3 – RMCMI Arizona and New Mexico Regional Meeting to be held at Marriott Farmington, Farmington, NM. For further information, please phone Judy Colgan at 303-948-3300, or visit


May 6-9 CIM 2018 Convention to be held at Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. For further information phone 514-939-2710 ext. 1333, e-mail, or visit


May 9-11 – 9th Annual New Mexico Mine Health and Safety Conference to be held in Albuquerque, NM. Theme “Be Safe for Life, Your Life” with Monday session “Dig Into Safety”. For further information, please visit


May 14-15 – Future of Mining Sydney to be held in Sydney, Australia at The Sydney Masonic Center. The Future of Mining Conference 2018 addresses the key strategic and operational questions from project and operations level management through to the boardroom allowing attendees to discover the latest innovations and technologies which are driving mine productivity, mine efficiency and mine safety today.. For further information, please visit


May ?– AIMS 2018 3rd International Conference, “Mining in Europe” to be held in Aachen, Germany. For further information, please e-mail, phone +49+241+80+95673, or visit


May 17 – Tug Valley Mining Institute Meeting and Scholarship Presentations. Logan Country Club, Chapmanville, WV. Social hour 6-7 dinner 7. Speaker Jim Campbell, Coronado Coal. Sponsor TBD. For further information, please phone 304-792-8433, e-mail, or visit 


May 21-22 - VCEA 39th Annual Conference & Expo to be held at Marriott Meadowview Conference Center, Kingsport, TN. Includes Golf Outing. For further information, please phone 276-889-2262, e-mail or


June 7 – Annual Virginia Governor’s Mine Rescue Contest to be held at UVA Wise, Wise, VA. For further information please contact VCEA phone 276-889-2262 e-mail or visit 


June 17-22 – Montana Tech’s What a Blast! 2018 Mining Camp recruiting future mining engineers. Fifteen junior and senior high school students may apply before April 10, e-mail or visit


June 24-26 – Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute 114th Annual Conference, to be held at Hotel Talisa, Vail, Colorado. For further information, please phone Judy Colgan at 303-948-3300, or visit 


July 8-14 – VCEA 24TH Annual Project Coal & Gas Summer Energy Education Program. For information please phone 276-889-2262 e-mail or visit


July ? – 37th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining presented by SME, to be held at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa, Morgantown, WV. For further information, please e-mail or visit


August 6-8, 2018 – ACC Coal Market Strategies Conference to be held at Stein Eriksen Lodge, Park City, UT. For further information, please visit


August ? – Illinois Mining Institute 124th Annual Meeting, to be held at The Pavilion of the City of Marion, Marion, Illinois. For further information, please contact Sheila Colombo, 618-985-4035, e-mail, or visit


September ? – Tri-State Regional Meeting of RMCMI (Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming) to be held at Sheridan Wyoming. For further information, please phone Judy Colgan at 303-948-3300, or visit


September 11-13 – Bluefield Coal Show  presented by the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce to be held at Brushfork National Guard Armory, Civic Center, Bluefield, WV. This is a professional show put together by volunteers and is considered to be the best regional coal show in the U.S. The show features approximately 200 exhibitors. For further information, phone 304-327-7184 or e-mail


September 20 – Tug Valley Mining Institute Meeting. Logan Country Club, Chapmanville, WV. Social hour 6-7 dinner 7. Speaker Mike Day, Arcelor Mittal. Sponsor JH Fletcher. For further information, please phone 304-792-8433, e-mail, or visit


September ? – International Conference on Ground Control in Mining (China) to be held in Liaoning Technical University, Fuxin, Liaoning, China. Host organizers include China Coal Society and West Virginia University. For further information, please visit


September ? – 31st Annual National Mining Hall of Fame 2018 Induction Ceremony to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada at Cesars Palace. For further information, please contact Francine Webber, Events Manager, at 719-486-1229 or e-mail 


September ? – 4th Annual International Symposium of Clean Coal Technology to be held in Xi’an, China. The Symposium provides meaningful coverage of current trends in the clean coal industry landscape towards transitioning to a clean energy future. For further information, please phone 0086-411-84799609-843, e-mail or visit



October 17-19 – PCMIA/SME Annual Joint Meeting, to be held at Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe, Canonsburg, PA. Includes Technical Sessions and Student Luncheon. This year partnering with the North American Coalbed Methane Forum who will run their program Wednesday October 17. For further information, please contact Mary DelRosso, 412-835-7387, or e-mail


October 18 – Tug Valley Mining Institute Meeting. Logan Country Club, Chapmanville, WV. Social hour 6-7 dinner 7. Speaker TBD. Sponsor TBD. For further information, please phone 304-792-8433, e-mail, or visit                 


September 19-21 – West Virginia Coal Mining Institute Fall Meeting to be held at the Lakeview Resort, Morgantown, West Virginia.  For further information, please contact Jim Dean, phone 304-276-0591, e-mail


October 31- November 2 – 13th Annual Southeast Mine Safety & Health Conference to be held at the Ross Bridge Hotel/Conference Center, Hoover, Alabama. Comprehensive program includes exhibits, pre-conference seminar, golf outing and charity dinner. For further information, phone 205-290-7296 please visit 


November 12 – VCEA Annual Fall Meeting & Awards Dinner to be held at Russel County Conference Center, VA. For information please phone 276-889-2262 e-mail or visit


November 27-30 – Bauma China to be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, Shanghai, China. The show will feature construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, and construction vehicles. To register, visit 


December 5-6 – ACC Coal Trading Conference to be held at the Marion Marquis, New York, NY. For further information, please visit