Attendee FAQs

Have a question about registration or conference activities? We can help! Below we have answered some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about attending the International Conference on Ground Control in Mining.

Registration will open April, 2021.

You can register online by visiting For additional questions regarding registration for the  International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, please contact SME Customer Service at or 303.948.4200. To receive advanced registration rates, SME must receive your registration form and payment by June 15, 2020. After June 15, 2020, on-site registration fees apply.
Please send all receipt inquiries to or contact SME customer service at 303.948.4200.
All badges and conference related materials will be distributed onsite at the registration desk located at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Conference registration includes access to all of the technical sessions and the golf tournament.
Your registration allows you access to all technical sessions.
On-site registration will open on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 7:00 am, at the Hilton Garden Inn.
All social functions are open to registered attendee only.
During registration, you can RSVP for the golf tournament or boat tour. You will be able to sign up on-site as well.
All changes to an attendee record must be submitted in writing to

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.

Housing will open April, 2021.

SME has secured a block of rooms at the special rate of $125 plus tax per night. Reservations must be made by July 17, 2020, and are based on availability. Reservations can be made by contacting Hilton Garden Inn at 724-743-5000.
If you have additional questions, please contact SME customer service at, 303.948.4200 or 1.800.763.3132 (US Only).