Registration Policy

All attendees and authors at the 2020 International Conference on Ground Control in Mining are required to register. Badges are required for admittance to the technical sessions and social functions.


Wire Transfer Policy

If paying by wire transfer, the registrant is responsible for paying any bank fees associated with the wire transfer. When contacting your bank about the wire, you will need to request that 57A field is changed from either “Share” or “SHA” to “OUR”. This will make all fees paid upfront by the sending party.

Student Registration Policy

Student registration for the 2020 International Conference on Ground Control in Mining must meet eligibility requirements. SME requires that an individual must be attending a college/university/higher education institute on a full-time basis to qualify for student registration rates. SME cannot process student registrations without evidence that you are a full-time student. Students enrolled in 12 or more semester credit hours are considered full-time.

Cancellation/Substitution Policy

If circumstances require you to cancel your 2020 International Conference on Ground Control in Mining registration, you must do so in writing. Written notice must be sent to or by mail to SME Ground Control Conference Registration, c/o SME, 12999 E. Adam Aircraft Circle, Englewood, CO 80112. Cancellations received by June 22, 2020 will receive a refund, less a processing fee of $100. There are no refunds for no-shows and cancellations postmarked after June 22, 2020. Substitutions will be accepted in writing at no charge until June 22, 2020. After June 22, 2020, a $25 fee will be charged for substitutions. NO REFUNDS for Registration will be issued after the June 22, 2020 deadline.

Registrants are responsible for cancellation of their own hotel accommodations.