Short Courses, Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops
Professional development short courses, conferences, symposia, and workshops administered by Continuing and Professional Education Services (CPES) provide opportunities for working professionals to upgrade their technical job skills and remain abreast of recent developments in their respective fields of interest.
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Catalog of Events
Events in the catalog have been grouped. Click/tap an event group below to show events in that group.
Short courses provide concentrated instruction in specialized areas and are typically taught by one individual or a small cadre of highly trained and experienced professionals. Instructors are Colorado School of Mines faculty members, independent consultants, and other professionals, thus bringing to the program the best of academic and practical knowledge and skills.
The available short courses have been grouped by general topics below. Click/tap a topic to show events in that topic.
- July 12 - 17, 2021
This event is an intensive, immersive, program designed to provide the technical fundamentals needed for effective teamwork across the breadth of activities in the upstream petroleum industry. Click/tap for more information.
- July 26 - 30, 2021
This event provides an overview of the natural gas industry, from wellhead to marketplace, with emphasis on the gas plant operations. The overall process flow diagram is used to illustrate.... Click/tap for more information.
- August23 - December 17, 2021
This event is six short courses that provide registrants with an understanding of the Fundamentals of Tailings Management. All courses will be offered online, and all content will be available both synchronously and asynchronously.... Click/tap for more information.
- Fall 2021, TBA
This event is a hands-on course intended to introduce basic concepts and give working examples of python code that can be used in daily geoscience workflows. No prior knowledge of python or other programming languages is necessary to attend this course.The course is being offered in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG).. Click/tap for more information.
- June 21 - 23, 2022
This event is, now in its 28th year, focuses on current plant practices to convert metal-containing wastes to products. Processors, raw materials, and markets are identified and quantified. Speakers with decades of hands-on experience... Click/tap for more information.
- July 12-15, 2022
This event will provide an introduction suitable for those just entering the world of mineral processing, as well as a look to the future as driven by contemporary innovation. It will provide engineers, scientists, technical sales teams, government agencies personnel, and ...Click/tap for more information.
- August 11-13, 2021
This event presents a comprehensive introduction to petroleum refining technology and economics. The focus is on transportation fuels refineries, however, petrochemical production and biofuels are also discussed.... Click/tap for more information.
Petroleum Data Analytics: Big Data, Automation, Advanced Analytics and the Industrial Internet of Things meets Oil and Gas is a short course that focuses on the impact of digitization that has profoundly affected the energy industry including oil and gas (digital oilfield) supply chains and utilities (smart grids).... Click/tap for more information.
This event is a short course that focuses on applications of machine learning in a variety of fields. Machine learning has flipped the business world upside down with its superior ability and applicability to various areas. Click/tap for more information.
- October 20–22, 2021
- March 23-25, 2022
This event is a 3-day practical course focused on the successful delivery of minerals industry projects. Primary emphasis is placed on major greenfield mine development, but the information presented is fully applicable to brownfield project undertakings.... Click/tap for more information.
- October 11-15, 2021
The course offers simple ways to quantify money losses for a given sampling precision, and it provides a good strategy to prevent catastrophic sampling inaccuracy for which there is no statistical cure. Unless sampling precision and accuracy are clearly connected to economic issues,... Click/tap for more information.
- May 16-19, 2022
- October 18-21, 2021
This event is an annual short course for industry professionals that provides a comprehensive overview of tunnel planning, design and construction across all applications and all geologies. Through presentations by the tunneling industry's top-practicing experts combined with one-of-a-kind hands-on labs... Click/tap for more information.
- June 7-11, 2021
11th Joint Meeting of the Space Resources Roundtable and the Planetary & Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium will bring together world experts from space agencies, research organizations, academia, the mining supply chain, the general extractive industry, equipment manufacturers, private enterprise, financial and... Click/tap for more information.
Paterson & Cooke is committed to sharing our specialist knowledge and skills by hosting courses that aim to equip participants with a broad understanding of the practical and theoretical issues of our key areas of expertise.... Click/tap for more information.
- Various Dates
This event covers the economic analysis of income and service producing investments using discounted cash flow analysis criteria and procedures. It also covers the economic analysis techniques used to optimize the development and operation of mining... Click/tap for more information.
Dates for ICE2021 in 2022 have been finalized, and 2 free webinars preceding ICE 2021 are available • Final dates for the 3rd International Conference on Electrolysis 2021 (ICE 2021) Conference that has been postponed until 2022 have been set. The Conference will be held June 20 through 23, 2022. Just as originally planned, the Conference will be held at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado USA. Also, we want to announce the availability of two webinars on June 18, 2021 and June 25, 2021. The June 18 webinar will focus on the economics of electrolysis and PEM electrolysis. The June 25 webinar will explore alkaline electrolysis and solid oxide electrolysis. Registration -- which is free! -- is available now at https://mines.eventsair.com/21sp1145A-ice/register/Site/Register
ICE 2021 postponed until 2022 • The 3rd International Conference on Electrolysis 2021 (ICE 2021) Conference originally scheduled June 27-July 1, 2021 has been rescheduled for June 19 - 23, 2022. We are planning to have a brief, live virtual event during the planned time frame (June 27-July 1, 2021) consisting of a few Plenary talks and perhaps a panel that will be open to the public. Please check the website frequently for new dates and any other updates. More information is available in a PDF that is available for download.
A pre-event survey! • For planning purposes, we'd like to know your preferences for the format of the Conference and what type of presentation (if any) you would prefer to make. To participate in the survey, please point your internet browser to:
The survey will require less than a minute of your time, so please give it a go. Your information will help us tremendously! Please complete the survey no later than January 25, 2021.
Abstract information! • Full information about abstract preparation and submittal is now available on the Conference website. Just click/tap the link below to get everything you need.
The abstract submission period is open now and will close on April 15, 2021.
Hold the date! • ICE 2021 is scheduled for June 27th-July 1st, 2021 at Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA. Registration is anticipated to open November 2021 with updated program, venue, and lodging information, at the ICE 2021 website. The advances in the area of electrolysis and the international growing interest in the topic, basically prevent anything beyond having this meeting on its regularly scheduled time. While it is anticipated this will be an in-person only event, depending on the state of travel at the time of the event semi-virtual formats may also be considered later. The event is co-organized between the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and the Colorado School of Mines and will take place on the Colorado School of Mines campus with an optional tour available for NREL.
Conferences and Symposia
- April 25-28, 2022
This 18th Biennial event will explore the cutting edge in engineering, science, construction and operations for extreme environments on Earth and in Space. Click/tap for more information.
- June 12 – 17, 2022
19th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR 2022), will be held in Golden, Colorado, USA from June 12 to June 17, 2022. Held biennially since 1986, The International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar is the premier event for GPR research and applications.... Click/tap for more information.
- June 20 – 23, 2022
A listing of past events is under construction!