Miles of Smiles Team Picture:
Jules Miles and Ryan Miles
Mine2Me Team Picture:
Robert Fuerderer, Kwan Fung, and Retsepile Sello
Winner of the People’s Choice Finalist
The Mining Van Team Picture:
Manuel Zacarias Salgado Cabeza, Jafeth Diaz Guerra, Daniela Porras Cantano and Maricio Parra Valencia
Move Mining brings an exciting range of experience to the live event. As leaders in their professions, they will challenge and inspire you and your teammates.
Nick Gow is a Senior Consulting Metallurgist for Forte Dynamics out of Fort Collins, CO. Forte specializes in gold heap leach design, modelling and optimization. His experience lies in hands-on metallurgical testing, equipment design and manufacturing, with a focus in mineral processing feasibility. He's been a part of Move Mining from the start and loves the ideas and enthusiasm that it generates.
Meg Roman is the Director of Corporate Communications at Komatsu with more than 20 years' experience in organizations ranging from public education to multi-billion-dollar global corporations. She received her undergraduate degrees from Michigan State University, her Executive MBA at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and is a Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP). Meg has a passion for cultivating big ideas and bringing them to life, which is a great fit for the mining and construction industries.
Allison Coppel is the Director of Social Responsibility for Newmont Mining Corporation. She holds an MBA from Stanford University, a Master’s in Development Economics from the University of Nice, France, and a Bachelor’s in International Relations from Emory University. In the mining industry, she has worked previously at BHP Billiton, Antamina, Teck, and Anglo American, and has lived in the US, Mali, France, Spain, Guatemala, Chile, and Peru.
I’m excited about Move Mining because clear and understandable communication about our industry is key to building stakeholder relationships
As a one-person team, in a company of 2,200 people, Bakke leads internal and external communications efforts on behalf of Coeur Mining, which include maintaining the company’s brand, social media pages, company website, executive messaging and stakeholder relationships. Bakke understands the delicate relationship between mining and the public-eye. She strives to be an advocate for the mining industry and is inspired by Move Mining and the concept of leading change through creative ideas.
My name is Jim Spenceley and I am the SVP Mining for Black & Veatch. I have spent my entire career in the Mining industry developing projects around the world. I am excited to be a Move Mining judge and support the great work of SME and MEC in the journey to educate people on the positive interdependency of mining with global society.
John N. Ward is President of John Ward Inc. -- a marketing and public affairs consultancy focusing on energy issues. He was formerly Vice President, Marketing and Government Affairs, for Headwaters Incorporated -- a leading provider of pre-combustion and post-combustion clean coal technologies and services. He is a former board member and past president of the American Coal Council. He served on the National Coal Council as appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Energy. He is Chairman of the American Coal Ash Association’s Government Relations Committee and participates in numerous industry groups related to the manufacturing and use of construction materials.
The Move Mining live event took place at the SME Annual Conference & Expo on Monday, February 25, 2019. The finalists competed in a Shark Tank-Style competition! You can still catch the excitement in the video at Facebook/SocietyforMining, made possible by Newmont Mining.
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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 www.smeannualconference.com.
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 www.moveminingnextgen.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s just another way for you to help support the movement!
The next season of Move Mining will open September 9, 2019. It's never too early to think about a great concept to help change the perception of mining.
Move Mining competitors have a chance to be chosen as one of the top five finalist teams to compete at the live Move Mining event at the SME Annual Conference & Expo. Can’t make the live event? Catch the excitement through live Facebook streaming, made possible by Newmont Mining, at the time of the event.
Vote for your favorite entry to win the People’s Choice and advance straight to the live event!
You have your concept idea and now it’s time to share it with the world. Develop a promotional video about your concept that summarizes your concept in 3 minutes or less. The video can be creative, fun and exciting. These videos will be the first impression the judges and the world will have about your concept.
Along with your video, there will be a required one-page abstract that includes the core elements of your concept. These abstracts will be crucial in providing supporting documentation for the finalist judging committee.
The “Move Mining” Competition (“Competition”) is designed to give people ages 10 and older the chance to explain their idea to change the world’s perception of an industry that’s already changing the world – mining. The idea could be a winner if it’s powered by science, technology, or math, and is creative about the kind of innovations we’ll need to change the perception of mining on a global level.
Competition Entrants will explain their idea in a video. From the video submissions, the Top 5 Finalists for this season’s contest will be announced and will present their concepts in a “Shark Tank”-style presentation at the SME Annual Conference & Expo.
You can enter the Competition as an individual or as a team of up to six (6) members. All team members must be in the over 10 years age group at time of entry. Teams with individuals who do not meet those age requirements will be disqualified, and their Submissions will be void. For purposes of these Official Rules, Individuals and Teams shall collectively be known as “Entrants”. Teams comprised of individuals 18 years and younger must have a parent, guardian or adult team sponsor as the primary contact for the team and as a mandatory presenter at the SME Annual Conference & Expo.
Your video can be as simple as a shot of you explaining your idea, or as elaborate as an animation showing how it’s all going to work. It’s up to you! But the video must be produced by you, the Entrant, and be about your idea.
Videos must be submitted in English. For help with translating your concept into English, see details in the next section (FAQs—What are the language requirements for submission?).
Here’s how it works:
Finalists are required to submit a three – four (3-4) page paper outlining the concept presented in the 3-minute video. The concept paper must include, but is not limited to: 1. Executive Summary 2. Idea Details including charts and images 3. Target Audience 4. Preliminary Budget 5. Brief Marketing Plan The paper must not exceed 4 pages. Papers must be submitted as a Word document or PDF. Concept papers will be given to the Live Event Panel of Judges one (1) week prior to the live event. Concept papers must be written in English. Concept papers must be written and submitted to SME no later than February 1, 2019.Live Presentations
Each finalist team is required to send a minimum of two (2) team members (if you are a one-person team, then one) to present at the SME Annual Conference & Expo in Denver, CO in February 2019. As part of becoming a finalist or finalist team, SME will provide two (2) free 1-day conference registrations. For other team members wishing to participate in the live event, full conference registration is required. To learn more about the SME Annual Conference & Expo and conference registration, please visit www.smeannualconference.com. Teams are permitted to build presentations as elaborate as they wish. Props, digital media and other presentation materials are highly encouraged. Event Coordinators will be setting the stage for competing teams. Props and other presentation materials must be manageable by a two person team.
For more information about the live event and requirements, please see the Rules and Regulations.
New! to the Move Mining program this year is Move Mining Next Gen, an international online competition for K-12 participants designed to engage one of our most influencial demographics – our youth. Participants in Move Mining Next Gen are asked to answer one critical question, “What would life be like without mining?” Using their knowledge from individual research and classroom education, teams create 3-minute videos that share their ideas about where minerals are found and mined, how we use them, why mining is important and what careers are necessary to make the process happen. Participants will compete for prizes in five categories, with four winners to be determined by committee and one by People’s Choice. The Best Overall Video will win a prize of $1,000.
To learn more about Move Mining Next Gen and how to participate, please visit www.moveminingnextgen.org.
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