22–24 July 2009 | Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | Lausanne, Switzerland. Register by 29 May 2009
Who Should Attend
The event will be of benefit to those working within the engineering sector globally and to those
involved in infrastructure and general development projects across developing and developed nations.
The committee also welcomes representatives of nongovernmental and governmental organizations
as well as mineral resource professionals and those involved in education and research.
The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) and the
AIME Member Societies’ (the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE);The Minerals, Metals,
and Materials Society (TMS); the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME); and
the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST)) are hosting this international event, in
conjunction with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Institute
for Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
With impending and burgeoning societal issues affecting both developed and emerging
nations such as India and China, the global engineering community has a responsibility and
an opportunity to truly make a difference and contribute. This workshop will focus on what
materials and resources are integral to meeting basic societal needs in critical areas such as
• Energy • Transportation • Housing
• Food and Water • Recycling • Health
Presentations will focus on the engineering answers for cost-effective, sustainable pathways,
the strategies for effective use of engineering solutions, and the role of the global engineering
• Share perspectives on the major engineering challenges that face our world today
• Identify, discuss, and prioritize engineering solution needs in each area
• Establish how these fi t into developing global-demand pressures for materials and human resources