Attendee FAQs

Attendee FAQs

Have a question about registration, travel, or conference activities? We can help! Below we have answered some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about attending the 32nd Annual Florida SME Regional Mining Conference.

How can I get a copy of an invoice or receipt?
Please send all receipt inquiries to or contact SME customer service at 303.948.4200.
If I pre-register, when do I receive my badge and conference materials?
All badges and conference related materials will be distributed onsite at the 32nd Annual Florida SME Regional Mining Conference registration desk located at the Lakeland Center.
What does my full conference registration include?
The registration fees include access to all technical sessions, access to the exhibit hall, lunch on Wednesday and Thursday and the reception Wednesday evening.
Are Technical Sessions included in the registration?
Yes, your registrations allows you access to all technical sessions.
What are the exhibit hall hours?
On Wednesday, October 11th, the exhibit hall is open from 7:30am to 6:30pm. On Thursday, October 12th, the exhibit hall is open from 7:30am to 4:30pm. Please see the Attendee Schedule for more information on activities and conference hours.
When does on-site registration for attendees open?
Onsite registration will open on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:30am at the Lakeland Center.
Is there a one-day registration option for the 32nd Annual Florida SME Regional Mining Conference?
All registrations are full program registration, one day registrations are not available.
May I bring a guest to meals and social functions?

No, everyone attending the lunches or social functions must be a registered attendee.

How do I change my address or other contact information?
All changes to an attendee record must be submitted in writing to
What is the refund and cancellation policy for conference registration?
If circumstances require you to cancel your Florida SME Regional Mining Conference registration you must do so in writing. Written notice must be sent to no later than September 1, 2017, to receive a full refund, less a $100 (USD) processing fee. There are no refunds for no-shows and cancellations received after September 1, 2017.
Why should I stay at one of the meeting's official hotels?
The Florida SME Regional Mining Conference official hotels are the closest in proximity to the Lakeland Center. SME has arranged for special discounted hotel room rates for the duration of the conference that are not available at non-official hotels. Visit Hotels to learn more about the 32nd Annual Florida SME Regional Mining Conference official conference hotels and make your room reservation today.
I have a question that is not covered here, who should I contact?
If you have additional questions, please contact SME customer service at 303.948.4200 or 800.763.3132 (US Only), or registration at

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About The Florida Section

Established in 1949 the Florida Section of the Society for Mining Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. (SME) is a legally constituted unit of SME. The SME FL Section helps to enhance the professional development of their members and provide local service to the public.

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