Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQs to find the answers to common questions. Can't find your question answered here? Contact us.

What is Move Mining?

Move Mining is a program that stems from the idea to change or “move” the perception of mining in the public eye by encouraging individuals and teams to use their innovation and ideas, with the support of our sponsoring organizations, to share their positive messaging about mining with the world.

I see the finalists are required to present at the SME Annual Conference & Expo. What is the SME Annual Conference & Expo?

The SME Annual Conference & Expo is professional mining and minerals industry convention held annually. In 2019, the SME Annual Conference & Expo will be held in Denver, Colorado at the Colorado Convention Center.

The conference draws more than 6,000 attendees and experts from all fields, and offers an exhibit floor of more than 750 booths.

Move Mining will host a live event during which the finalist teams will present their concepts before a panel of judges and a live audience.

If your team is chosen as a finalist by our review committee or by popular vote, a minimum of two members of your team are required to present at the live event.

The Move Mining live event at the 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo drew more than 300 audience members and was seen more than 4,100 times on the Facebook live stream.

How much does it cost to attend the SME Annual Conference & Expo?

If you are interested in attending the live event, conference pricing will depend on the type of registration.

For more information about the SME Annual Conference & Expo and registration pricing, please visit

What is Move Mining Next Gen?

Move Mining Next Gen is an online competition for young adults k-12 that explores what are the types of minerals from mines, where we get them, and how we put them to use. Competitors will compete for prizes in four categories by creating a video to market to a world audience that addresses why a particular mineral is useful or helpful to our lives, why mining is important, and the careers necessary to mine and use the minerals.

To learn more about Move Mining Next Gen and how to participate, please visit

We love this new idea! Can my company sponsor Move Mining?

Sponsorships for Move Mining are available at different sponsorship levels. If you or your company are interested in supporting Move Mining, please view our sponsorships online or contact our sponsorship coordinator at

We would love to have you and your organization involved!

We LOVE Volunteers

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering for the live event, please contact the Move Mining program at
It’s just another way for you to help support the movement!