Essential meeting for ventilation engineers in June

The 12th US/North American Mine Ventilation Symposium will be held at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada, June 9-11. The symposium offers an excellent opportunity for mine ventilation experts, professionals and students to gather for a valuable exchange of information and professional development. For details, visit

Topics and Sessions

Diesel Emission Control and Measurement: 3 Sessions

Dust Control: 2 Sessions

Heat and Humidity, Mine Air Refrigeration: 1 Session

General Ventilation Design and Monitoring: 1 Session

Methane: 1 Session

Mine Fans: 1 Session

Mine Fires and Emergency Control: 3 Sessions

Numerical Modeling: 2 Sessions

Spontaneous Combustion of Coal: 2 Sessions

Tunnel Ventilation: 1 Session

Ventilation and the Miner’s Act (seals/belt air use): 2 Sessions

Ventilation Planning – Coal Mining: 2 Sessions

Ventilation Planning – Metal/Non-Metal Mining: 3 Sessions

Optional Workshops

June 7: Psychrometry, Mine Heat Loads and Climate, and Mine Cooling and Refrigeration • Fee: $225

June 8: Concurrent sessions:

  • Respirable Dust Control Fee: Conference attendees: $90; non-conference attendees: $150
  • Heat Illness and Heat Stress Measurement Fee: $225
  • Strategies and Technologies to Reduce Miners’ Exposure to Diesel Particulate Matter and Gases • Fee: Conference attendees: $90; non-conference attendees: $150

June 12: Egress and Entrapment in Underground Hardrock Mines • Fee: $225

Optional Field Trips (Post-Symposium)

June 11-13: Technical Trip: Coal/Trona Mines • Fee: $300

June 11-13: Technical Trip: Nevada Gold Mines • Fee: $260


For information about exhibiting, visit the symposium exhibit page at or email John Kelleher, president, Schauenburg Flexadux Corp, at [email protected], or call (970) 245-9400.

A meeting room has been reserved for the exhibit area with ample room to arrange social events and coffee service, etc., during the event.

Symposium Registration and Information

Registration for the symposium and all optional workshops, field trips, sightseeing tours, and additional banquet tickets is available online at For more information about symposium registration, call (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. Symposium registration: $450, includes 1 ticket to exhibits, symposium, reception, 3 lunches, 1 banquet ticket, proceedings Exhibitor registration: $1,800, includes exhibitor booth, 1 ticket to exhibits, symposium, reception, 3 lunches and 1 banquet ticket, proceedings. Additional booth members must register as symposium participants.

Symposium, optional workshops and technical field trips provide contact hours that may qualify for PDH for PE and other professional certifications.

Symposium coordinators, Pierre Mousset-Jones at the University of Nevada, Reno or Keith Wallace at Mine Ventilation Services, Inc. Contact Dr. Pierre Mousset-Jones, University of Nevada, Reno, Phone: (775) 784-6959 Email: [email protected]

Keith G. Wallace, Mine Ventilation Services, Inc. Phone: (559) 452-0182 Email: [email protected]

A block of rooms is available for a reduced rate to symposium participants. Call John Ascuaga’s Nugget at 1-800-648-1177 or visit and enter the symposium’s reservation code: GUNR.