Explore the Program

The agenda for the 11th Annual Tennessee Mining Conference is filled with knowledgeable speakers and exciting networking events throughout the three-day conference. 

Technical session speakers

Monday, Nov. 4

8:30 - 9:00 Chuck Laine, TMA President, Welcome Message

9:00 - 9:30 Representative Tim Burchett, Congressman, 2nd District of Tennessee

9:30 - 10:00 Mine Safety and Health Administration, “One MSHA”

Breakout Sessions

Mineral Breakout

Coal Breakout

10:15 - 11:00

10:15 - 11:00

Geoff Kline, TDEC, Rock Harvesting Updates

C.K. Lane, Arq, Manager of U.S. Operations

11:00 - 11:45

11:00 - 11:45

Bryan Epperson & Daniel Lawrence, TDEC, Mining Section Updates            

Joseph Giove, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy, Director of Coal Business Operations

Awards Luncheon
12:15 - 1:30

TMA Legislator of the Year Award

Technical Sessions

1:30 - 2:15 Commissioner David Salyers, TDEC, New Administrative Priorities at TDEC

2:15 - 3:00 Wade Hutchison, VCE, Blasting in Tennessee

TMA Membership Meeting

3:00 - 3:30 TMA Annual Membership Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 5

8:30 - 9:15 Rachael Sulkers, Hodges, Harbin, Newberry & Tribble, Tennessee Environmental Regulatory Update

9:15 - 10:00 Christian Palich, Office of Surface Mining, OSM Updates

10:00 - 10:45 Luke Guinn, General Shale, Working in the Community

 

Sunday, Nov. 3

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Registration Opens

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 
Networking Reception

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Loco Burro Dinner (hosted)
Transportation Provided

Monday, Nov. 4

7:00 - 8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast Buffet

8:30 - 11:45 a.m. 
Technical Presentations

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. 
Awards Luncheon

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. 
Technical Presentations

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. 
TMA Annual Membership Meeting

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Taste of Tennessee Dinner (hosted event)
Featuring live music from Whisky Compass & door prize drawings

Tuesday, Nov. 5

7:30 a.m. 
Biscuit Breakfast

8:30 - 10:45 a.m. 
Techincal Presentations