Courses Keynotes Technological Exhibition Enjoy

The two-day symposium will feature leading rock mechanics specialists from around the world who will share a wide range of rock mechanics knowledge, and address common challenges faced in rock characterization, data collection, ground control, monitoring, and more.

The symposium aims to provide attendees with a platform to share case studies and technological innovations, and to hold collaborative discussions on geomechanics and the role they play in daily mining operations. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend both technical sessions and lectures, and to visit the exhibition hall showcasing the latest technologies from international companies dedicated to instrumentation, laboratory testing, rock fall control, and software development.

The lectures will provide theoretical and practical demonstrations of ground support design for underground mines, and numerical model applications for open pit and underground mines.

In addition to the lectures, SRK has assembled a team of distinguished rock mechanics practitioners, who will share their varied experiences in both Open Pit and Underground mines.

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In addition to the lectures, SRK has assembled a team of distinguished rock mechanics practitioners, who will share their varied experiences in both Open Pit and Underground mines.

Master Talks

Bruce Murphy, MS.

Keynote: Mining in weak rock, experiences and learning.
Bruce has over 30 years of experience, specialising in mining rock mechanics; he leads the Vancouver mining rock mechanics group.

Antonio Samaniego, PhD.

Keynote: Narrow Vein Mining in Peru: Learning and Experiences.
Antonio has over 30 years of experience. He focuses on mineral appraisal and feasibility studies, underground mine design and mine planning, slope and underground geomechanics, and mine waste management and is revisor of all geotechnical studies related to rock mechanics in mining and civil engineering projects in Peru.

Carlos Carranza Torres, PhD.

Keynote: Computational tools for the Analysis of Circular failure in rock slopes.
Carlos is Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, at Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Duluth Campus. His experience includes Analytical and Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering. Design of Underground and Surface Excavations. Engineering Geology. Rock Mechanics. Geotechnical Engineering.

Fredy Henríquez, MS.

Keynote: Open Pit Design Based on Rock Mass Displacements.
Fredy's experience ranges from conceptual through feasibility design levels and operations support. His primary areas of expertise include mine operations, mine planning, hard rock and soft rock characterization, underground and open pit stability analysis.

Neil Bar, MS.

Keynote: Practical Application of the Q-slope Method for Rock Slope Engineering(*)
Neil has a diverse range of engineering and related experience in mining, tunnelling and civil engineering projects across Australia and abroad. He has held senior engineering and management roles in several major mining companies including Rio Tinto, BHP, Barrick and Ok Tedi Mining and has experience in in Au, Ag, Cu, Fe, Ni, Pb and Zn commodities.

Loren Lorig, PhD.

Keynote: Uses and Misuses of Numerical Models in Rock Mechanics. (*)
Loren has over 30 years of experience in Civil and mining projects. Currently, Loren is chief executive officer of Itasca international, a global engineering consulting and software firm, working in areas of geomechanics, hydrogeology.

(*) Virtual Keynote

Technical Course 1

Bruce Murphy, MS.

SRK Consulting Canada

Ground Support design for Underground Mines

The course aims to provide theory and practical demonstrations of grounds support design for underground mines. Learn the fundamentals of active and passive ground support, discuss the best ways of selecting an appropriated ground support, learn how design ground support, explore empirical and numerical methods for estimating the Ground support requirements.

For 8 hours, Bruce will provide theoretical concepts combined with his practical experience. Take advantage of this opportunity of discussing your problem with a worldwide recognized rock mechanics practitioner

Technical Course 2

Carlos Carranza T. PhD.

University of Minnesota, Duluth Campus

Numerical Modelling applied to Open Pit and Underground Mining

The course aims to provide theory and practical demonstrations of numerical modelling applications. Learn the fundamentals of numerical simulations, learn about numerical methods, learn how select the appropriated numerical methods according to your own problems. Discuss, when a numerical model is required, learn the differences between different numerical methods (Finite element, Discrete element, Finite differences), explore the differences between numerical modelling and limit equilibrium. Discover limitation of the numerical simulations, learn how select an appropriated software.

For 8 hours, Professor Carranza will provide theoretical concepts combined with his practical experience. Take advantage of this opportunity of discussing your problem with a worldwide recognized rock mechanics practitioner.

Courses & Conferences program

Nov 17th, 2021. Technical Courses
Nov 18th, 2021. Conferences

Meet Our Sponsors

Location

San Carlos Bay is located south of Hermosillo (Sonora Capital city), approximately 137 km by International Freeway No 15. (See figure 1). San Carlos is well known as touristic site, the area comprises luxury tourism infrastructure such as; hotels, shopping malls, bars-restaurants, yacht trips, sport fishing, etc.

Marinaterra Hotel & Spa

The event will take place at the Marinaterra Hotel & Spa, at the DUO Hall Convention Center. During the event Marina Hotel Spa will provide special accommodation rates for all participants and companions, also free transportation will be provided during the convention

Hotel Sawari

In addition to Marinaterra Hotel, the Hotel Sawari will be also available.

Both hotels will provide special rate for whom will be part of the Symposium, only mentioning the name of INSTITUTO DE INNOVACIÓN Y DESARROLLO TECNOLÓGICO MINERO, S.C.

DUO Hall Convention Center

Conferences and Exhibitor rooms

All in one place without the need to move, with ample space and excellent ventilation on the seashore, the place will be transformed into 2 classrooms for technical courses, a conference room and an Exhibition Room.

Registration, Convention Admission and Courses Cost

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Temporary Considerations for Covid-19

In case the event is suspended or canceled due to Corona Virus (Covid-19) restrictions, the event will be rescheduled following the Mexican authority’s guideline, with no extra Cost to the participants.