The second MassMin conference was held in Brisbane in 2000. Since then, the event has been held every four years. Santiago, Chile, hosted it in 2004 and Lulea, Sweden in 2008.
Baiden submitted a bid on behalf of Canada in 2004, and Sudbury was confirmed as the host city for the 2012 conference at a meeting of the MassMin international steering committee in Lulea.
The four-day event will feature a technical program with up to 170 papers, a pre-conference short course on robotics and mine automation on June 10th, field trips, social programs and a trade show.
The event will be held at Laurentian University and is being organized by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).
The conference website and online registration forms can be accessed from the CIM home page at www.cim.org.