We are now accepting nominations for the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame – to be inducted in Phoenix, AZ, USA, February 22 during the SME Annual Conference (www.im-halloffame.com) at a dinner event at the Hyatt Regency. Nominees are judged on innovation and contribution made to the industry – i.e. what has this innovation achieved. Nominations are also sought for those who have facilitated the introduction of a specific technology to an operation. They can be as important as the innovators. Nominations should be for a person or team of people, who must all be named. The 12 categories are: Outstanding innovator, Environmental management and stewardship, Safety, Exploration, Mining software, Underground development, Underground production, Surface mining, Bulk handling, Comminution, Concentration and Metallurgy How a nomination stands out: Judges looked for well-presented nominations: * Clear presentation of the nominee’s “above and beyond” qualities and accomplishments * Information that demonstrates that the innovation and the nominee’s activities actively contributed to industry knowledge and advancement Judges for the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame include industry experts from academia (mining professors), CEOs and senior management of engineering and consulting companies, mining company executives, past inductees and others interested in mining technology. Nominations are due in by the end of July and should be sent to [email protected] Nominations received after July 2015 will be considered for the 2016 inductions. Contact us for sponsorship opportunities.