Tailings and Mine Waste provides mine waste managers, engineers, regulators and researchers an opportunity to discuss the latest developments in tailings and mine waste management, to present new ideas and to make professional contacts with others who have mutual interests and goals.

The University of Alberta Geotechnical Centre will host the Tailings & Mine Waste 2021 Conference in Banff, Alberta, November 7-10, 2021. Our website for registration will be live late June 2021.

For more information about Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities, please contact Sally Petaske at spetaske[at]ualberta.ca.

Graduate Student Conference Award

Application Form

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Booth Information Package

TMW 2021 Registration Grant Application.docx
TMW 2021 Sponsorship Package.pdf

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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Past conferences

The OSTRF played a pivotal role in bringing the Tailings and Mine Waste Conference to Canada for the first time in 2009. The University of Alberta is one of three hosting universities for the International Conference on Tailing and Mine Waste (along with Colorado State University and the University of British Columbia).

Previous TMW presentations hosted by the University of Alberta are still available for download. Please click on the conference year for more information. Hard copy proceedings for these conferences are also available for purchase. Please contact Sally Petaske to purchase a copy.