EIG Conference 2018: Durham

Dates - Wednesday 12th September - Saturday 15th September


The Calman Learning Centre
Venue at Durham

The Calman Learning Centre
Venue at Durham.

The main focus of the conference will be on
substantial oral presentations, grouped into thematic sessions with the following titles;

>Groundwater issues

>Resource development

>Techniques and innovation

>Resources and reserve evaluation

>Mineral restoration

>Resources and community


In response to feedback on the 2016 Conference, the sessions will be slightly longer duration than in previous years, and more time will be allowed for questions.

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Keynote Announced 

The prestigious Ansel Dunham lecture will be delivered at Durham by Dr Alan Thompson of Cuesta Consulting, who will deliver His paper,
entitled “A Question of Balance” will
explore the art of balancing the need
for mineral extraction against the need
for environmental and landscape
protection, including mechanisms for
achieving that balance.

 Alan has over 30 years practical experience in this subject, is a long-term supporter of the EIG and, as seen at the 2017 one day meeting, he always proves an interesting speaker delivering topics in a thought provoking manner.

The Conference programme includes two plenary discussion forums: one on The Future of Mineral Extraction and Geology in the UK, led by Dr. Ian Selby, Chairman of the UK Minerals Forum (UKMF); and second on The Role of The Environment Agency in UK Minerals Regulation, led by Jim Davies of the Environment Agency

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The excellent conference facilities at
Durham will include the famous
Durham Castle & Banqueting Hall for
the Icebreaker and Conference Dinner


Trade Exhibitors

Thinking of exhibiting at the conference?, the Conference Trade Stand Booking Form is now available to download here in a fillable form format. If you have any questions or to discuss opportunities available please contact John Peate.  




Many new opportunities exist at the EIG Durham 2018 Conference to sponsor an event and get your business noticed! See our sponsorship page to learn more.

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Conference Fieldtrips

A short description of each fieldtrip being offered as part of the 2018 Durham Conference is provided by following the link below. 

More information regarding the forthcoming conference will be provided here shortly. 


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