About the conference

The Life-of-Mine conference series attracts a broad range of disciplines with a diversity of affiliations and views. Industry, consulting, government and non-government organisations, financial and legal institutions, civil society, academe and researchers are invited to contribute and share experiences, practices and case studies relating to the full spectrum of activities across the life of a mine.

As in the previous three conferences, contributors and delegates from around the world will feature and offer experiences and examples from a variety of other perspectives and jurisdictions. Furthermore, as highlighted in LOM 2016, examples and case studies that apply to interdisciplinary approaches to improve outcomes and efficiencies to multidisciplinary challenges will be an important highlight of the conference.

Key Dates

Call for Abstracts Closes —30 January 2018
Notification to authors of abstract acceptance—13 February 2018
Extended abstracts due —27 March 2018
Notification of extended abstract acceptance—24 April 2018
Final extended abstracts & copyrights due —22 May 2018
Conference Dates—25—27 July 2018



Prof Kingsley Dixon


Chairman - World Coal Association and Group Executive

Mr Buffier has over 35 years' experience in the coal mining industry in Australia, is a former Chairman and a current Director and Deputy Chairman of the NSW Minerals Council, as well as a Ministerial appointee to the NSW Coal Innovation Council. He is a Director of ACALET (ACA Low Emission Technologies Ltd), Australian National Low Emissions Coal (ANLEC) R&D Limited and CO2CRC. On an international level he is current Chairman of the World Coal Association (tenure ends May 2018), an Associate of the IEA Coal Industry Advisory Board and a peer reviewer of the IEA World Energy Outlook.

    Prof Kingsley Dixon


    John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Curtin University

    Kingsley Dixon is a restoration biologist involved in restoration at the local community to industry and landscape scales. He was named the 2016 Western Australian Scientist of the Year.



      Dr Graeme Hancock


      General Manager Social Performance, Newcrest Mining Limited

      Graeme has over 35 years of experience in the mining sector in a range of roles, countries and commodities throughout Asia, the Pacific, and Africa. He developed his early career as a geologist in New Zealand followed by 16 years in Papua New Guinea including 5 years as Director of Mines for the Government of Papua New Guinea. His work experience includes 11 years as a mining sector specialist at the World Bank advising Governments on mining sector policy in many developing countries across the globe.

        Dr Alex Wonhas


        Managing Director - Energy Resources & Manufacturing, Aurecon

        Dr Alex Wonhas, is Global Managing Director Energy, Resources and Manufacturing at Aurecon, a leading engineering advisory firm. Alex joined Aurecon in 2017 from CSIRO, where he was Executive Director for Environment, Energy & Resources.


        Sponsorship opportunities available


        Call for abstracts

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