Networking Functions

Throughout the two days of the 33rd Annual Florida SME Regional Mining Conference you will have the opportunity to network during the exhibit hall lunches and reception and during coffee breaks. On Tuesday the 2nd prior to the conference, you can join us on the golf course for the 12th Annual Golf Extravaganza at The Club at Eaglebrooke.

Exhibit Coffee Breaks

During the breaks between technical sessions, be sure to head to Sikes Hall and visit with all of the vendors at the conference. This is the perfect networking opportunity.

Wednesday Lunch

Be sure to stick around for lunch on Wednesday. You will have the opportunity to listen to our keynote speaker.


The perfect networking opportunity comes Wednesday night at the Social in Sikes Hall. Enjoy hor d’oeuvres and drinks as you talk with peers and vendors.

Thursday Lunch

During lunch on Thursday, join us as we celebrate four champions at the Hero of the Industry Awards Luncheon. Each of the four participating societies present the Hero of the Industry Award to individuals who are committed to the industry.

Door Prizes

Don't miss this chance to have fun while visiting our exhibit floor. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards with you because you will have the chance to participate in vendor specific drawings throughout the conference.

As you visit the different vendors in our exhibit hall, keep an eye out! Most exhibitors have a “fish bowl” where they collect business cards for the chance to win the drawings. Thursday, October 4th, exhibitors will announce the winners of the individual drawings. Make sure you are in attendance to participate.

Grand Prize Drawing

Here's your chance to win big! On Thursday, October 4th, The Grand Prize drawing will take place in the exhibit hall at 5:00 pm. Keep your badge, because that will be your entry into our CASH prize drawing! For all attendees present, you will be able to put your conference badge into the pile for this random grand prize drawing. You must be present to win!

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About The Florida Section

Established in 1949 the Florida Section of the Society for Mining Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. (SME) is a legally constituted unit of SME. The SME FL Section helps to enhance the professional development of their members and provide local service to the public.

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