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


About the conference

AusIMM’s Life-of-Mine 2018 conference will discuss leading practice in LOM to deliver enhanced environmental, social and economic performance. Delegates will gain new information on integrated planning to improve environmental performance and rehabilitation outcomes, the incorporation of societal factors into both design and operational stages, global trends influencing the future of our industry, and innovative approaches to deliver more effectively on sustainability goals.

50 national and global experts will share life-of-mine experiences with delegates from a diverse range of backgrounds, providing case study examples that apply interdisciplinary approaches to multidisciplinary challenges in order to improve outcomes and efficiencies.

On this website you will find more information about the conference, including: the conference program, keynote speakers, selected abstracts, professional development workshops, attending organisations and more.

Join us in Brisbane, 25-27 July 2018.

Registration is open

Conference Themes

Life-of-Mine 2018 will be a collaboration with The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute and AusIMM’s Southern Queensland Branch and Community and Environment Society, and will provide participants with invaluable points of engagement, interaction and new knowledge.

  • 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

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Your chance to engage with industry peers and international companies.


Presentations by leading industry figures with opportunities to interact.


A truly global gathering of resource industry professionals.


Attend world-class workshops and technical talks to earn PD hours.