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50th Annual Mining Symposium Set For March 26-27 Online Registration Open



February 1, 2024 - Online registration is now open for the West Virginia Coal Association (WVCA) 50th Annual Mining Symposium scheduled for March 26-27th at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center in Charleston WV. Online registration is now open! 

This year’s Symposium is cosponsored by the West Virginia Coal Mining Institute and will serve as our combined Mining Symposium and Joint Spring meeting.  The program will feature a lineup of excellent speakers and timely topics geared for all mining professionals.  Engineering credits will also be available for Symposium participants.

 The March Symposium will also feature our Annual Mountaineer Guardian Safety Awards and Environmental Excellence Awards Luncheons and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. 

We ask that you mark these days on your calendar and plan to join us in March to make our 50th Symposium a success. Online registration, information, sponsorship opportunities and other Symposium details may be found below. 


For planning purposes, here is a tentative schedule for the meeting. A more detailed schedule of events will follow.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

9:00 - 11:45 a.m.     Keynote Session

Noon – 2:00 p.m.    Mountaineer Guardian Awards Luncheon

2:00 - 4:15 p.m.      Operations and Technical Session

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.      Reception

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.      West Virginia Coal Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

8:00 - 9 a.m.           Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 11:45 p.m.     Keynote Session

Noon                       Environmental Excellence Awards Luncheon

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.          Operations and Technical Session 


To register for the program, please click here  This will take you to the Symposium page where you can register as an individual member, individual nonmember, special member, or for the sponsorship.  Once registered, you will receive a computer-generated invoice for payment or you may pay with any credit card in which case, you will receive a computer-generated receipt.


The individual registration fee is $500 per member and $750 per non-member. 


We are also promoting a range of sponsorships this year to showcase the Symposium and supporters within the industry.  Each sponsorship includes the admission of a certain number of attendees and having your company advertised throughout the event. That number is based on the level you choose.

The different sponsorship levels include:

·       Platinum Level at $5000 (admission for 8):

·       Gold level at $3500 (admission for 5):

·       Silver Level at $2500 (admission for 3): and

·       Friends of Coal Level at $1000 (admission for 1).

If you would like to sponsor one of the Award Luncheons or the Hall of Fame Dinner,  or if you have any questions or have trouble registering online please contact Jessie Gibeaut at the Association Office at 304-342-4153 or by email at .


The following Hotels will be offered at a discounted price with a deadline for each. Please be advised that these rooms are on a 1st come 1st basis.

Courtyard Charleston Downtown/Civic Center until February 25th, 2024. Please use the link below to access the room information.

Book your group rate for WV Coal Association

Charleston Marriott Town Center until March 1st, 2024. Please use the link below to access the room information. You can also call 1-800-228-9290 and use “WV Coal Association” to obtain the discounted rate.

Book your group rate for 50th Symposium WV Coal Association Block

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Charleston, WV until March 4th, 2024. Please use the link below to access the room information.

West Virginia Coal Association

All hotel information and how to book a room is also under the hyperlink where you will be registering.  For questions, phone 304-342-4153. 

Chris Hamilton,

President & CEO,

West Virginia Coal Association