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Organizing Societies

MetSoc of CIM
The Metallurgy & Materials Society (MetSoc) of CIM (Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum) serves members, society and others involved in the research, development and application science and technology for environmentally responsible extraction, fabrication, utilization and recycling of metals and materials. For more information, visit

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation) whose more than 13,000 members represent all professionals serving the mining, minerals, and underground construction industry in more than 85 countries. SME members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the worldwide mining, minerals and underground construction community through information exchange and professional development. SME’s staff of 51 are located in Englewood, Colorado, USA. For more information, visit

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a professional society that connects minerals, metals, and materials scientists and engineers who work in industry, academia, and government positions around the world. TMS creates networking, publication, and professional development opportunities by convening international conferences, publishing books and journals, administering awards, conducting short courses and training, and bringing together the professional community to address issues of common concern. TMS currently supports nearly 13,000 professional and student members on six continents. For more information, visit