25—27 JulyBrisbane

AusIMM

The Life-of-Mine Conference 2018
#lom2018


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Integrating innovative approaches to mine design, management and operation for delivering enhanced environmental, social and economic performance


About the conference

 

The Life-of-Mine conference series attracts a broad range of disciplines with a diversity of affiliations and views. Industry, consulting, government and non-government organisations, financial and legal institutions, civil society, academe and researchers are invited to contribute and share experiences, practices and case studies relating to the full spectrum of activities across the life of a mine.

As in the previous three conferences, contributors and delegates from around the world will feature and offer experiences and examples from a variety of other perspectives and jurisdictions. Furthermore, as highlighted in LOM 2016, examples and case studies that apply to interdisciplinary approaches to improve outcomes and efficiencies to multidisciplinary challenges will be an important highlight of the conference.

Organising committee

 

Conference Chair

David Mulligan FAusIMM — Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation

Committee Members

Juleen Brown MAusIMM(CP) — Wood
Glen Corder FAusIMM(CP) — Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland
Jason Jones — Glencore North Queensland
Andrew Keith MAusIMM — Aurecon
Greg Maddocks MAusIMM — RGS Environmental Pty Ltd
Brad Radloff MAusIMM — SLR Consulting
Rob Stewart MAusIMM — Newcrest Mining Ltd
Pieter Swart — Glencore Coal Assets Australia
Neil Tyson MAusIMM —Deswick Mining Consultants Pty Ltd
Stephen White — BHP
Ian Wilson MAusIMM

Event Management

Rachel Magill —Senior Coordinator, Events
Claire Stuart —Coordinator, Publishing

Conference themes

 

  • Integrating mine planning and processing for environmental performance
  • Innovation for delivering better Sustainability Outcomes
  • Incorporating societal and community factors into design and operation
  • Strategies and planning for improving rehabilitation outcomes
  • Influences of global trends on the future of the industry

The Life-of- Mine conference series attracts a broad range of disciplines with a diversity of affiliations and views. Industry, consulting, government and non-government organisations, financial and legal institutions, civil society, academe and researchers are invited to contribute and share experiences, practices and case studies relating to the full spectrum of activities across the life of a mine. As in the previous three conferences, contributors and delegates from around the world will feature and offer experiences and examples from a variety of other perspectives and jurisdictions. Furthermore as highlighted in LOM 2016, examples and cases studies that apply interdisciplinary approaches to improve outcomes and efficiencies to multidisciplinary challenges will be an important attribute of the conference.

Showcase your business

Sponsorship opportunities available

Download the prospectus

Authors

We invite authors wishing to present at Life-of-Mine 2018 to submit an abstract. All abstracts will be reviewed by the organising committee, and authors of approved abstracts will be required to submit an extended abstract not exceeding 1000 words.

All presenting authors are required to pay and attend the conference to present their extended abstracts.



Online Abstract Submission

Please submit an abstract not exceeding 300 words, in English, to the Life-of-Mine 2018 Speakers Portal by 30 January 2018 .

Extended abstracts that are accepted by the organising committee will be subject to peer review. The selection criteria include relevance to the conference theme, accuracy and originality of ideas, significance of the contribution and quality of presentation. All accepted extended abstracts will be published in the conference program and presented at conference technical sessions. All presenting authors are required to pay and attend the conference to present their extended abstracts.


Submit an abstract

Read the guide to writing an abstract

Key Dates

Call for Abstracts Closes —30 January 2018
Notification to authors of abstract acceptance—13 February 2018
Extended abstracts due —27 March 2018
Notification of extended abstract acceptance—24 April 2018
Final extended abstracts & copyrights due —22 May 2018
Conference Dates—25—27 July 2018

Review Process

Abstracts that are accepted by the conference organising committee will be subject to peer review and the selection criteria include relevance to the conference themes, accuracy and originality of ideas, significance of the contribution and quality of presentation.

Author registration

The extended abstract volume will only contain extended abstracts from authors/presenters attending the conference. To confirm publication of a presentation, as well as inclusion in the technical program of the conference, authors must ensure at least one author per extended abstract is registered and has paid the discounted author rate. Extended abstracts of authors who are not registered by the deadline will be automatically withdrawn from the extended abstract volume and program.

Author registration will be due April 2018. You will be notified when this is released.

Terms and conditions

By submitting your abstract you hereby agree to the terms and conditions of The AusIMM that if your final abstract is selected for the technical program at least one author of the abstract will register and pay the discounted author registration fee with full intention of presenting at the conference. Abstracts of authors who fail to register and pay by the nominated deadline will be automatically withdrawn from the extended abstracts volume and program.

By submitting an abstract to this AusIMM conference you hereby agree to the following terms and conditions

  • Prior to submitting an abstract that contains information that relates to, or reports on, a particular company or organisation, the appropriate level of approval must have been granted.
  • Abstracts submitted are of original quality (not previously published).
  • Submissions of abstracts are loaded electronically via the conference Speakers’ Portal, with minimal formatting.
  • Extended abstracts submitted are in accordance with the Guide to Authors and should not exceed 1000 words (3 pages).
  • The abstract does not infringe on the copyright of any other third party and copyright for said abstract will be assigned to the AusIMM.
  • The abstract adheres to the guidelines as presented in the AusIMM Guide to Authors.
  • Authors with accepted final extended abstracts agree to register, pay and attend the conference. At least one author/presenter must be registered and paid by the nominated deadline in order for the extended abstract to be published and presented. Any extended abstract not registered and paid will be automatically removed from the extended abstract volume and program.
  • Late withdrawals of final extended abstracts will incur penalties if withdrawn by the author at any time following the final submission date:
    • Authors will incur a A$400 desktop publishing fee
    • The extended abstract will be removed from the extended abstract volume and technical program
    • In the instance the author is not available to present the extended abstract a suitable replacement may be found to present the extended abstract and pay the registration fee.


For further information, please contact:

Claire Stuart, Coordinator, Publishing
Telephone: +61 3 9658 6127
Email: cstuart@ausimm.com.au

Sponsorship

Sponsorship packages will be released soon. Express your interest in sponsoring Life-of-Mine 2018!

View the sponsorship prospectus

Benefits of sponsorship

Showcase your business at the conference and register your interest in sponsorship today. Packages can be tailored to your organisation’s needs, and are an excellent way to maximise exposure to delegates in the lead up, duration and following the conference.

  • Associate your brand with an industry-leading event
  • Demonstrate your commitment and support
  • Make new contacts and network with potential customers
  • Build and enhance your brand awareness
  • Showcase your company and introduce your products/services
  • Promote your skills and abilities to the industry
  • Meet the leaders and decision makers in the sector
  • Learn how you can connect with this captive audience

Sponsorship opportunities

We are currently seeking sponsors under the following categories, but not limited to:

  • Platinum Sponsorship
  • Gold Sponsorship
  • Silver Sponsorship
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Conference Technical Session Sponsor
  • Conference Name Badges & Lanyards
  • Note Pads and Pens

Location

Need more information?

Our event staff are on hand to assist you.
Delegates, authors, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors contact us today.


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International Visitors



  Visa Information

All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival).

There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa will depend, amongst other things, on your purpose for visiting Australia. The 'Visa options for Conferences, Trade Fairs, Seminars or Expos' fact sheet outlines some visa options that may be applicable

For more information on visa application requirements, view the 'Visa Application Requirements' fact sheet.

You should apply for your visa well in advance of the conference date. We strongly recommend that you apply at least two months prior to your intended date of departure. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection reserves the right to change regulations, so for all the latest information relating to obtaining an Australian visa, please visit: https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visi

Invitation letters will be provided to persons who have registered and paid the complete registration fee. The letter will provide proof of registration and proof of payment. Official acceptance and invitation letters may be obtained by contacting Event Management by email: conference@ausimm.com.au.

Invitation letters can only be requested once payment of registration has been received. Please note when applying for your visa you should include a copy of your registration confirmation.

Australia has health and character requirements which you will have to meet as part of the visa application process.

• For more information on health requirements, go to : http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Heal

• For more information on character requirements, go to: http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Char

Australia is free from many plant and animal diseases prevalent in other countries. Very strict quarantine rules apply to the importation of animals and plant products and many cannot be brought into the country without prior application. To have a smooth transition through quarantine and to enjoy your visit in Australia, it is important that you understand Australia’s quarantine regulations. Visit www.daff.gov.au for more information.

Please ensure that along with your passport and visa, you also pack your registration confirmation letter within your carry-on luggage. You may be asked to produce this when going through customs at your arrival airport. In addition to this, please be sure to fill out your Incoming Passenger Card with all details and answer each question honestly.

 Health

Vaccinations are not required unless you have come from a yellow fever- infected country zone within six days prior to your arrival. You do not need any other health certificate to enter Australia. Australia has a high standard of hygiene and doctors and dentists are highly trained and hospitals are well equipped. In the event of illness, hotel staff can arrange a doctor for you.

It is strongly recommended that delegates take out adequate travel and health insurance prior to commencement of travel. Further information can be obtained from your travel agent.

Australia applies a tax to the purchase of both goods and services called the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The rate of tax that applies to taxable products and services is 10%. Tax is already included in the advertised prices. Non-Australian delegates may be eligible for a refund of GST via the Tourist Refund Scheme.

Tipping is not as widespread or regulated in Australia as it is in other parts of the world. Tipping is your prerogative, a reward for service. It is customary to tip hotel porters, and a gratuity of about 10% is usual in restaurants if good service is received. No service charge is added to hotel or restaurant bill.