CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Austmine 2021: Harnessing Intelligence

Featuring world-class mining innovation keynotes from across the globe, interactive sessions, engaging panel discussions and captivating technology demonstrations, Austmine 2021 will showcase the best mining innovation on a global scale.

Over two thought-provoking days, technology experts and mining decision makers will explore the importance of optimising the interaction between people, processes and technology across the mining value chain.

Day One: Wednesday 26th May

Plenary 

Harnessing Intelligence

  • Workforce of Tomorrow: Leading from the Front
  • Leveraging People & Technology in the Era of Disruption
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Open Collaboration – Exploring New Ways of Cross-Company Ideation
  • The Changing Face of Stakeholders in the Mine of Tomorrow

Breakout Streams

Intelligently Optimising Operations

  • Optimising your Processing Operations through Smart Sensors and Data
  • Using Augmented Reality to Significantly Increase Throughput
  • Intelligent Maintenance through Asset Condition Monitoring

Water and Tailings

  • The Waterless Mine: Making a Dream A Reality
  • Heap Leach: Treating our Tailings Better
  • Dry Stack Tailings and Dry Processing

Plenary 

Creating a Zero-Impact Future

  • A Waste-Free Wonderland – How Can Mines Strive to Achieve Zero Waste?
  • Bigger isn’t Better: Designing the Smaller Mine of the Future
  • Embracing In-Situ Processing and its Potential
  • The Circular Economy: Mining’s Disruptor is Already Here

Day Two: Thursday 27th May

Plenary

The Power of Data

  • The Dangers of Digital without Best in Class Cyber Security
  • Embracing Machine Learning to Drive Peak Performance                
  • Deep Diving into Data Lakes – Do you have the Best Tools for Success?
  • Data Driven Decision Making
  • Who’s That in the Mirror? How Digital Twins are Improving Safety and Performance

Breakout Streams

Energy Sources

  • Harnessing Australia’s Energy Sources to Power our Mines
  • Electric Vehicles and the Mine of the Future
  • Optimising Energy Available for Remote Minesites

Technology Advancements Underground

  • Next-Generation Sub-Level Caving: Upping the Stakes with Automation and AI
  • From Automation to Integration: Doing it Right
  • Seeing in the Dark: Why Your Communications Infrastructure is more Critical than Ever Underground

Plenary 

Optimising Connectivity

  • Tracking Your Orebody: Real-Time Orebody Analysis from Pit to Plant
  • IIoT and World Class Fleets Working Together for Peak Performance
  • A Connected Mine is a Safe Mine: How Technology Underpins Zero Harm
  • Why Remote Operating Centres are a Critical Part of the Ultimate Connected Mine
  • Learning from a Global Footprint for Local Improvement – How Centres of Excellence Are Achieving Results

Closing discussion

  • The Collective Power of Innovation: Together, We Can Change our Future