IWiM Global Project | Industry Change Agent


International Women in Mining (IWiM) have been partnering with a number of mining conferences for you, and want to inform you of speaking opportunities.

Let us know if you are interested and we will introduce you to the conference organisers directly. The sooner you tell us the sooner we can help reserve the spot for you. To do so, send us a line to detailing which slot and/or conference you are selecting.

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IMARC is offering interviewer positions at IMARC Online to women in senior leadership positions, or who are board directors.

IMARC, hybrid event (in person in Melbourne, AU), 25 – 27 October 2021
Focuses across the mining supply chain on everything from technology and innovation through to exploration, ESG, renewables, people and culture, etc
Speakers that would be relevant are from mining and engineering companies, or investors and financiers that focus on things like:
  • Continuing the New Normal; Smarter Mining in 2021 and Beyond
  • Collaborating Towards Industry Certainty & Progressing ESG
  • Promoting Technology & Innovation that Drives Sustainability & Accessibility
  • Climate Change & Decarbonising the Mining Industry
  • Applications of AI, ML & Automation: Technology as an Enabler
  • Mining & the SDGs: Closing the Gaps within Industry
  • Closure, Rehabilitation & Post-Mining Considerations
  • Analytics & Interpreting the Data
  • Integration, Connectivity & Agility: Providing Accessibility to Mine Operations
  • Modelling, Simulation & Innovation in Mine Planning and Design: Going Digital from the Get-Go
  • Exploration & Discovery Opportunities
  • Supporting Critical Minerals Supply to Meet Demand
  • Building Community Confidence & Transparency
  • Indigenous Partnerships
  • Innovation that Supports Exploration and New Discoveries
  • Future Workforce Planning and the Next Generation
  • Electrification & The Digital Mine
  • Mining’s Transition to Renewables & Hydrogen

Ore Deposits Hub Call for Speakers

We are looking to offer better connections between early career geologists and mining professionals via talks/discussions, question panels with industry geologists, and eventually expanding our coverage beyond geology. We host free, weekly seminars using the Zoom video conferencing tool.

We would love to have you give a talk  on your experiences in mining. If you’re interested for a full length talk or shorter presentation/discussion, we can discuss specifics on how to get involved!

For schedule of our seminars visit our website.

Rare Earth Minerals – Exploration for REE resources, Mine development, Mineral Processing, etc
Lithium – Mine operations, processing, exploration, geometallurgy, etc
21 April 2021 17:00 GMT
The organiser prefers speaker who can speak about the technical aspects.

Mines and METS, online event, 7 – 9 June
Focuses on technology and innovation, equipment modernisation, digital and data related mining topics
Speakers that would be relevant are from mining or engineering companies that focus on things like:
  • Applications of AI, Machine Learning & Automation
  • Minerals Processing & Tailings Management
  • Analytics & Interpreting the Data
  • The Digital Mine
  • Integration, Connectivity & Managing Remote Operations
  • Electrification
  • Machinery, Equipment & Modernization

Commodity Trading Week, 8-11 June 2021

On Supply chain + Logistics:

Supply chain management of the future: Views of the logistics and operations professionals

  • The pandemic: What is the long-term impact for transportation industry? How do you adapt as a company?
  • Decarbonisation: How the transportation sector is transforming, one vessel or one cargo at the time, and how trading houses accompany (and even initiate) these changes
  • Digitalisation: What does a digitised supply chain look like? A look at the most advanced projects

On ComRisk:

Commodity trading strategic challenges

  • How are the global trends influencing strategic decisions?
  • Decarbonisation: What are the large scale projects trading companies are engaging in? What are the mid-term and long-term objectives?
  • Digitalisation: How do you achieve such a deep transformation from the top to the bottom?
  • Decentralisation: Is the pandemic pushing you to change your routes and think more local where possible?

Pandemic silver lining: What we’ve learnt from the crisis

The pandemic has been a real life stress test for companies and their processes. There were struggles, of course, but there were positive outcomes too. In this session, panellists will discuss lessons learnt around:

  • Work organisation and remote collaboration
  • Reporting
  • Risk assessment
  • Business Continuity Plan deployment and efficiency
  • Technology shortfalls
  • Etc.

The AusIMM Social & Environmental (S&E) Committee would like to extend an invitation and seek expressions of interest to any members of Internal Women In Mining who would like to present a webinar through the AusIMM. Topics are varied and relate broadly to sustainable mining, environmental and social governance and performance. The webinars usually run for 50 minutes.

These webinars typically attract 20 – 50 participants who pay a small fee to AusIMM that covers logistical costs & provides a small income for the committee to support other initiatives. The S&E Committee who are all volunteers are constantly looking for quality presenters. If you would like present or know of anyone who is keen to build their industry or a related professional profile through this influential platform, the S&E Committee of the AUSIMM would appreciate them getting in touch.

The AusIMM promotes these webinars to members & opens them also to non-members with a substantial national & international reach.

If this is something that is of interest to you, please contact Kathryn East Kathryn.East@erm.com and Karin Fogarty, karin.fogarty@research.uwa.edu.au and cc Catherine Galli on catherinegalli@rescology.com.