Every year, the SMI hosts a one-day conference where current Research Higher Degree (RHD) students present their work.

The aim of the conference is to provide students with the opportunity to hone their presentation skills and interact with industry professionals. The success of such an event relies heavily on the involvement of private companies, universities, and government departments.

2017 HDR Conference

The 2017 HDR Conference theme was Innovation and Sustainability in the Resource Environment.

Keynote speakers and discussion panellists were be invited from a range of disciplines across industry and academia, providing students an opportunity to network and get practical advice for their careers.

Additionally, a panel discussion was held to answer questions from the audience that focus on the theme question How can researchers and industry work together for better innovative and sustainable practice in the environmental, social, safety and production aspects of the resource sector?"

Download the 2017 HDR Conference Program