The Tenth International Mining Geology Conference 2017 will feature a 3 day technical program of peer reviewed papers presented in multiple formats such as standard conference presentations, snap shot presentations and poster presentations. The program will include Q&A sessions plus an extensive program of networking events to continue the exchange of technical knowledge.


Setting new standards

  • mining geology practice - drilling, sampling, grade modelling and control, and mine/mill production support; innovation and application of industry best practice, and internal and external standards
  • efficiently linking exploration and mining geology - fundamentals for better projects
  • beyond the assay - building holistic rock property models for mining and geometallurgy
  • demonstrating value through best practice reconciliation
  • mining geology and the future - technology, automation, applied research, and innovation
  • education, interface and knowledge management - gaining skills and communicating opportunity.

The conference will host an extensive tour and workshop program to maximise learning opportunities for delegates.

Tenth International Mining Geology Conference 2017
Conference week at a glance
Sunday 17 September 2017


Monday 18 September 2017

Tours & Workshops

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Exhibition Bump-In

Tours & Workshops

Pre-Conference Registration

Wednesday 20 September 2017

DAY 1 – Tenth International Mining Geology Conference 2017

Welcome Reception

Thursday 21 September 2017

DAY 2 – Tenth International Mining Geology Conference 2017

Conference Dinner

Friday 22 September 2017

DAY 3 – Tenth International Mining Geology Conference 2017

Saturday 23 September 2017

Salamanca Markets

Tours & Workshops

Sunday 24 - Monday 25 September 2017



Networking Functions

The AusIMM Tasmanian Branch President's Dinner Meeting

The Guest of Honour will be Colin Moorhead FAusIMM(CP), President of the AusIMM. We will also have a guest speaker Dr Nic Haygarth, Historian and publisher of his book 'On the Ossie: Tasmanian osmiridium and the fountain pen industry'

Date Tuesday 19 September 2017
Time 6.00 pm for 7.00 pm
Venue Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Dress Smart business casual
Registration View costs and registration
Guests $76

Welcome Reception

Proudly sponsored by

This opening networking event sets the tone for the conference as delegates congregate at this first function. The Welcome Reception is where you can catch up with old colleagues and form new contacts.

Date Wednesday 20 September 2017
Time 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Venue Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Dress Smart business casual
Cost Inclusive for full registrations. Intention to attend this function must be indicated when registering. Additional tickets can be purchased via the registration form.
Guests $76

Conference Dinner

Proudly sponsored by

The social highlight of the conference! Join your fellow colleagues and enjoy a fabulous three-course meal, beverages and entertainment.

Date Thursday 21 September 2017
Time 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm
Venue Blundstone Arena
Dress Smart business casual
Transfers Bus transfers will depart the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart from 6.30pm
Cost Inclusive for full registrations. Intention to attend this function must be indicated when registering. Additional tickets can be purchased via the registration form.
Guests $132

Dinner Speaker – Luke McGregor Comedian, Writer and Entertainer

Luke McGregorLuke McGregor started his stand-up comedy career in Tasmania in 2007 when he entered the raw comedy competition after one of the contestants didn't show up. In 2008, he was selected as a Raw Comedy national finalist.

Luke was a regular performer and writer for three seasons on Channel 31's Studio A. He has written for various TV projects including Legally Brown, It's A Date 2 and Our Watch - Christmas Campaign. In 2013, Luke's first solo Melbourne International Comedy Festival Show My Soul Mate Is Out Of My League played to sold out rooms and won the prestigious Best Newcomer Award. He went on to perform a hugely successful season at London's Soho Theatre.

Luke performed in the feature films Now Add Honey and Border Protection Squad in which he co-starred alongside Peter Helliar, Ryan Shelton, Dave Hughes and Lachy Hulme. On television, he has had regular roles on Utopia (ABC) and Legally Brown (SBS) and appeared on Time Of Our Lives (ABC1), Josh Thomas' Please Like Me (ABC/Pivot), and the telemovie Scumbus. His 'ginger wonderland' date with Sibylla Budd in It's A Date (ABC1) stole the show, and he garnered cult figure status amongst the celebrities lucky enough to be interviewed by him on Dirty Laundry (ABC2). Luke has also appeared on The Project as a correspondent, This Week Live, Spicks & Specks and the web series Noirhouse.

Luke performed his solo show I Worry That I Worry Too Much at the 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Luke had no need for undue 'worry' as he was moved to a bigger venue during the festival. Two thumbs up Mr McGregor! Immediately after the MICF, Luke took the show to the Sydney Comedy Festival and was awarded Best Newcomer 2014, another outstanding festival season. He then went on to perform his debut season at the Edinburgh Festival and a return season at the Soho Theatre in London. In 2015, he performed a return season of three sold out shows at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne.

In 2016 Luke presented Luke Warm Sex (ABC), a show that took an embarrassingly honest and humorous look at all things 'sex'. Luke then teamed up with Celia Pacquola for the hit series Rosehaven (ABC) a comedy filmed in Tasmania, which they wrote and performed the lead roles in.

In 2017 Luke returned to stand up with sell out seasons of his brand new solo show Almost Fixed It in Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne. Luke filmed a guest role on True Story, Hamish & Andy's series for the Nine Network.

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