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.

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 early bird registration rates, SME must receive your registration form and payment by June 16, 2023. After July 17, 2023, on-site registration fees apply.
Please send all receipt inquiries to or contact SME customer service at 303.948.4200.
You can also view your meeting registrations online and print your registration acknowledgement through your SME profile. Please visit, use your email address and password on file with SME, and locate My Meetings below My Contact Information on the My Account page. To see registration details, select View Registration next to the corresponding meeting.

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 event on Wednesday afternoon.

Yes this registration includes access to technical sessions and the food functions including the Welcome Reception on Monday, Networking reception on Tuesday, refreshment breaks and lunches.
On-site registration will open on Monday, July 24, 2023 at 6:00 pm, at the Hilton Garden Inn.
All social functions are open to registered attendee only.
During registration, you can RSVP for the golf event. You will be able to sign up on-site as well. Additional details to follow.
All changes to an attendee record must be submitted in writing to
If circumstances require you to cancel your 42nd 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 23, 2023 will receive a refund, less a processing fee of $100. There are no refunds for no-shows and cancellations postmarked after June 23, 2023. Substitutions will be accepted in writing at no charge until June 23, 2023. After June 23, 2023, a $25 fee will be charged for substitutions. NO REFUNDS for Registration will be issued after the June 23, 2023 deadline.

SME has secured a block of rooms at the special rate of $139 plus tax per night. Reservations must be made by June 16, 2023, and are based on availability. Reservations can be made by contacting Hilton Garden Inn at 724-743-5000 and requesting the SME Ground Control Group rate.

If you have additional questions, please contact SME customer service at, 303.948.4200 or 1.800.763.3132 (US Only).