Today I spent reviewing abstracts for the conference Geosynthetic Solutions in Mining 2014. We have received about thirty superb abstracts. Only two missed the mark—mine planning and waste management, but no consideration of geosynthetics therein. We have asked the authors to rework their abstracts for their topics promise fascinating insight.
Today is the theoretical deadline for abstracts. But I prevailed on the bureaucrats and of course we have extended the deadline. So there is still plenty of time to submit your abstract. Come on, support us in telling the industry what you are doing with geosynthetics in mining. Must be a story of success that you have.
The conference is the first of what is, we hope, a long running series. Keep in mind that nearly fifty percent of geosynthetics are sold to the mining industry. Yet to date no conference on the topic. Only side-sessions in major conferences dealing primarily with landfills, municipal roads, and bit players.
We have the support of the industry. All the major makers, suppliers, and installers are sponsors. We thank them for their support and faith in the topic.
The thirty papers and six famous keynote speakers will make for new ideas and information. But we are convinced there is more out there: more ideas; more case histories; more insight; and new & better ideas on ways to use geosynthetics in mining. So send us your abstract. We welcome them and will look after you regardless of your schedule and the pressures of your time.
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