The members of the Central Wyoming Section of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) are excited to be hosting the U2017 Global Uranium Symposium, on August 21-25, 2017 in Casper, Wyoming at the RAMKOTA Hotel and Conference Center. All proceeds support the Central Wyoming Section of SME’s scholarship fund.
The planning committee has secured the venue, begun organizing uranium mine tours, and continue to add to our list of sought-after speakers that will be presenting at the symposium.
U2017 symposium is already shaping up to be an educational and best practices experience for members of the uranium industry – those responsible for the mining and production of the fuel used for nuclear power. Our goal is to bring in both experts and frontline workers involved in all phases of the uranium fuel cycle to discuss and share knowledge of an energy source that is vital to keeping America’s economy strong as well as to advance uranium mining, safety and reclamation.
In addition to workshops and presentations on uranium research and global developments, participants will have the opportunity to tour regional mines while enjoying the beautiful Wyoming weather and hospitality.
Check out our amazing featured speakers list that have committed to present at this year symposium
Central Wyoming Section of SME’s History and Mission
The Central Wyoming Section of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) has been active in all mining disciplines with a concentration of members from the uranium mining sector. The Central Wyoming Section of SME is centrally located in Casper, Wyoming.
The State of Wyoming has a unique position relating to the energy industries, which provides for a revenue stream to the state to maintain a variety of programs through the extractive industries.
The Section has been active for over 65 years. The main goal of the Section is to transfer and exchange technical information through a speaker/dinner forum. Nine monthly dinner/speaker meetings are held throughout the year. Another goal of the Section is to sustain a scholarship fund for college students majoring in mining related disciplines. To date the Central Wyoming Section has provided approximately $200,000 to over 75 local and Rocky Mountain area college students and teachers.
Funding is provided by dues and sponsorships with the majority originating from the Section’s activity in sponsoring and co-sponsoring Technical Conferences and Symposia.
CLICK HERE to view a presentation focusing on the Central Wyoming Section’s rich history.
Past and Current Uranium Symposium Events
|1976||Vail, CO||unknown||unknown||According to forward in 1980 proceedings|
|1977||Corpus Christi, TX||unknown||unknown||unknown|
|1978||Corpus Christi, TX||September 10-13||701||South Texas Uranium Seminar|
|1979||Casper, WY||September 9-12||783||Third Annual Uranium Seminar|
|1980||Corpus Christi, TX||September 14-17||648||Fourth Annual Uranium Seminar|
|1981||Albuquerque, NM||September 20-23||unknown||Fifth Annual Uranium Seminar|
|1982||Corpus Christi, TX||September 11-14||146||All Minerals ISL Seminar|
|1989||Casper, WY||May 22-24||200+||All Minerals Symposium|
|2005||Casper, WY||unknown||250+||Global Uranium Symposium|
|2007||Corpus Christi, TX||May 20-24||unknown||Global Uranium Symposium – Taking “U” to the Future|
|2009||Keystone, CO||May 11-13||>450||Global Uranium Symposium|
|2011||Casper, WY||September 18-21||525||The Solution is U|
|2013||Corpus Christi, TX||September 29- October 3||400||The Essential Element is U|
|2017||Casper, WY||August 21-25, 2017||TDB||The Power is U|