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Online Registration is Open for the Bluefield Coal Symposium


July 3, 2024 - The Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias based in Bluefield and Princeton, WV says that online registration is now open for the 2024 Bluefield Coal Symposium taking place at the Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton, WV on August 12-14. 

Chuck Mathena Center

Click here to register. There are a number of Packages available. Package A, which includes everything, costs $495.00 per person. There are three technical sessions, two dinners with top class live entertainment, and one lunch. Package A (Student or Retired) also includes everything and costs $225.00 per person. Package E includes Everything plus the Table Top display with MINExpo Enhancement Package and this costs $995.00 per person.

“Our aim is to have distinguished decision makers “dig” into the current issues in the coal industry and examine the challenges and opportunities of coal so we can all see what the future of the industry looks like,” said Bill Reid, Chair of the Symposium and Managing Editor of  ”We strongly suggest that registration be completed now to avoid disappointment as early registration will ensure guaranteed entrance to this one-of-a-kind very special event.”                 


Bill Reid

The Bluefield Coal Symposium has the theme Using US Coal for a Better America. This national event is jointly presented by the Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias and The Symposium has four main goals:

·          to aid the search for zero accidents

·          to lift the spirits of those serving the coal industry and bring everyone together

·          to help promote MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 

·          to examine the challenges and opportunities for coal.

The Symposium includes entertainment with special live performances by Twitty and Lynn: A Salute to Conway & Loretta, as well as an appearance of Exile, who will perform many of their hit songs.  


Twitty and Lynn




For special inquiries on this marqee event, please contact the Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias at 304-327-7184 or register at . Bill Reid can be reached at