Activities

Slope Stability 2022 has a number of social and networking activities to enhance the technical program for the symposium

Pre-Symposium Golf Tournament

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Women in Mining Arizona will be hosting a golf tournament in conjunction with Slope Stability 2022. The tournament will be limited to 120 participants, 30 foursomes with a shotgun start and scramble rules. The tournament will be by a lunch and raffle. Visit our golf tournament page for information about registration and sponsorship.

Sunday October 16, 2022

Flash Mentoring Program for Students and Early Career Professionals

Monday October 17, 2022 
4 PM to 6 PM

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This 2-hour event offered in association with the American Institute of Professional Geologists, is intended to help students successfully transition into the workforce and to guide students and early career professionals as they begin their careers.

 

The flash mentoring format will have small groups of students at each table with a seat for      a professional who will be the mentor. Mentors will move from table to table at 15-minute intervals, allowing participants to speak directly with a variety of mentors in small group setting.

Participants are encouraged to bring questions and to ask advice about their personal career plans, as well as career development topics. Sample topics include: expectations of employers, how to navigate the hiring process, techniques to stand out as a candidate, how to prepare a CV, techniques to balance life and work demands, and strategies for professional development.

All technical disciplines welcome. Tip:  If you want one-on-one feedback on a resume or CV, bring a hard copy with you to the event.

Please note: You do not need to be a symposium delegate to register for this event.

Click here for access to the delegate registration system to register for this event.

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Welcome Reception

Monday October 17, 2022 
6 PM to 8 PM

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Join us Monday evening for a welcome reception featuring the local band Tradiciones.   Tradiciones was founded in 2009 in Tucson with the purpose of sharing Peruvian and Latin American music in Arizona and beyond. 

The Welcome Reception will be held in the tradeshow / exhibitor pavilion and adjacent outdoor area. There will be drinks and appetizers / light refreshments served. 

 

Come and meet up with old acquaintances, or introduce yourself to new colleagues from across the country and other parts of the world.

Click the video below to see a sample of Tradiciones performance.

Pre-Dinner Keynote and Discussion with Evert Hoek

Tuesday October 18, 2022 
5 PM to 6 PM

Join us Tuesday at 5 PM to hear a presentation from Dr. Ever Hoek on his experiences consulting at the Chuquicamata Mine in Chile. The Chuquicamata Mine is one of the largest open pit mines in the world.

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Al Fresco Dinner and Evening at the Catalina Basin

Tuesday October 18, 2022 
6:30 PM to 10  PM

After Evert's presentation, head out to the front of the La Paloma resort and board a shuttle bus for a 5 minute drive to the Catalina Basin. The basis is a stunning outdoor venue where we will enjoy dinner, drinks, stargazing and a fireworks show (weather dependent). 

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Sierrita Mine Tour

Friday October 20, 2022 
Time: TBC

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Join us for a tour of the Freeport McMoRan's Sierrita Mine, approximately a 50 minute bus ride from La Paloma. The Sierrita Mine is a large copper mine located in the Sierrita Mountains of Arizona. 

Originally developed as an underground mine in 1907, the Sierrita open pit has been in operation since 1959 and is a copper and molybdenum mining complex.

Mission Copper Mine & San Xavier Student Mine

Friday October 20, 2022 
Time: TBC

This full day tour will visit two mines in the Tucson area: the ASARCO Mission Copper mine and the University of Arizona’s San Xavier student mine. In the morning, tour indoor and outdoor mining exhibits at the Mineral Discovery Center before taking a tour of the Mission Mine and on-site mill. In the afternoon, visit the San Xavier student mine, a training and research underground mining lab. This mine features four levels of underground workings to a depth of 250 feet.

 

Lunch will be provided.

 

Close-toed shoes are required (no heels allowed).

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