Chair’s Welcome


A Letter from the Conference Chair


I am delighted and honored to welcome you to the 41st APCOM Symposium. The mining industry is in high demand as our society moves towards new energy generation methods and increased need for raw materials to achieve multiple goals. In addition, the mining industry has set forth several challenges aimed at improving productivity, reducing environmental impacts, and increasing safety, among many others.

Our role as industry and academic leaders is to continue to drive these advances. That is why I am so excited for APCOM 2023 and the opportunity to learn about new and exciting advances in our industry as well as the chance to discuss challenges and opportunities to collaborate to support our industry. 

I look forward to welcoming each of you to Rapid City, South Dakota in June.

Dr. Andrea Brickey, PhD, PE
Associate Professor