STOP PRESS - Main Conference sold out!
We have officially SOLD OUT of delegate seats to the Mine Rehab Conference 2017.
About the Conference
The 7th Annual Best Practice Ecological Rehabilitation of Mined Lands Conference (2017) is organised by the Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment (TFI). The TFI is a multidisciplinary organisation which is well placed as the University of Newcastle’s Environmental outreach arm, to engage with Australia’s leading professionals involved in the broader environmental fields.
This annual conference is a significant event on the Hunter Region calendar. It provides an important avenue for TFI to promote the use of best-practice approaches in the management of rehabilitation of mined lands.
Based on previous years’ attendance figures (1/3 academic, 1/3 industry and 1/3 government), we are anticipating approximately 300+ delegates, making it one of the largest mining rehabilitation conferences in Australia.
This is your opportunity to engage and be engaged.
Dates: 29, 30 & 31 March 2017
Venue: Muswellbrook RSL
113 Bridge Street, Muswellbrook
Phone: 02 65431700
Due to the large number of excellent abstracts received, the conference has been expanded to include an additional day this year. This year our event will be held over 3 days. Across these three days, delegates will have the opportunity to participate in various activities, including workshops, mine tours as well as the main conference.
An overview of the conference schedule is listed below:
Wed 29th March: Mine tours and a workshop in the afternoon and a civic reception in the evening. The tours would have a cost of $50 per person and the reception will be free.
Thu 30th: Full day of presentations with posters and panel session, followed by a dinner. The dinner will be $40 per person extra.
Fri 31st: Presentations till 11 am then there will be concurrent workshops that will run until 2:30 pm. The workshops include: New practices to advance mine rehab in the Hunter Valley, and Pathways to relinquishment and opportunities to transition to productive alternate land uses.
In terms of cost: the conference registration covers both Thurs 30th and up to 11am on the 31st (excluding the dinner). The workshops will be $80 per person extra.
Please note that delegate seats to the main conference have sold out. Places are still available on the mine tours, workshops, and cocktail dinner/networking event.
The 2017 Conference will attract:
Purpose of the Conference
Bringing Mine Rehabilitation Stakeholders together to share our current best practises, and to discuss what we do well & what we can improve & what we would like the future to be.
The draft conference program is now available. Click on the button below to access the draft program for Thursday and Friday presentations, panel session, and workshops.
On Wed 29th March we are conducting tours of current mine rehabilitation practices at a number of mine sites within the Hunter Valley. This will allow conference delegates to observe in-situ best practices in progressive rehabilitation of open-cut coal mining operations.
Please note that media organisations are by appointment only.
The mine tours include:
The cost of a mine tour is $50. For more information on the mine tours please click on the button below.
An interesting variety of exhibitors and sponsors are on display in the function rooms immediately adjoining the conference main auditorium. Please ensure you check them out during the conference breaks on Thursday. The trade displays include: conference host Muswellbrook Shire Council and sponsor NSW Mining / Minerals Council, and exhibitors: Vital Industries, Creative Water, Menard, Sky Land Management, Robotic Systems, Suez, Skillset Environment, Global Renewables, and Niche Environment and Heritage.
For exhibitors and sponsors with trade displays please click on the following button to find out what you need to do before the event and on the day.
The conference handbook is now available. Conference delegates will receive a copy of the handbook on check-in at the conference. For a soft-copy of the conference handbook is please click on the button below.
We thank all of our supporters, including our Conference Host, Conference Partner, Major Sponsor, Gold Sponsor and Session Sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you such a comprehensive conference. For more information on our supporters please click on the button below.
Mine Rehab Conference 2017 now has their own Smartphone App. It'll keep you up-to-date with the news, events, schedules and much more.
Our Conference is using Team App. Stay in touch with all the speakers, sponsors, events and documents by downloading the app and searching for "Mine Rehab Conference"!
To get the full features of the Conference App you need to download Team App onto your smartphone:
We have a full compliment of expert speakers. To access information about the speakers, and their presentation abstracts click on the button below.
Accepted presenters will not have to purchase a registration for the conference, you will be automatically registered to attend.
This year’s conference brings together a wide variety of panelists and presents an interesting panel topic for interpretation and debate with “Pathways to relinquishment and opportunities to transition to productive alternate land uses”.
To find out about the panel topic and access information about the panelists, click on the button below.
An interesting selection of poster presentations will be on display this year at the Mine Rehab Conference. Poster presenters will be introduced to delegates at the conference and have the opportunity to explain their work during conference breaks.
The Student Poster Prize also makes a return this year.
For more information on the Poster Presentations, the Student Poster Prize and the Poster Presenters, click on the button below.
On Thursday 30th March there will be a conference dinner in the form of a cocktail dinner. The cost of the dinner is $40 per person. For more details on the Cocktail Dinner click on the link below.
This year brings an exciting program of Workshops for Mine Rehab Conference.
The workshops include:
For more information on the workshops and the workshop convenors click on the button below.
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