Mining Symposium to highlight “International Coal Markets”, “Carbon Control Technologies” and “Alternative Coal Usage”

If you haven’t already registered, please sign-up to attend the 2019 West Virginia Mining Symposium and National Coal & Energy Conference.  This year’s program is set for November 12ththrough 14th at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center and promises to be the best ever featuring speakers to highlight “International Coal Markets”, “Carbon Control Technologies” and “Alternative Coal Usage” 

Presenters for this segment of the Symposium include Lou Hrkman, Dep. Asst. Secretary for Clean Coal and Carbon Mgt (USDOE), Nicholas (Nick) Cron, Vice President – Portfolio Optimization & Marketing, Xcoal Energy & Resources, Randall Atkins, Ramaco Resources, Dick Bajura, WVU Energy Institute, Kevin Whited, Domestic Synthetic Fuels and Dr. Paul Ziemkiewicz (WVU)

Other confirmed Speakers Include Governor Jim Justice, National Mining President & CEO Hal Quinn, WV Attorney General Patrick MorriseyMyron Ebell, Competitive Enterprise Institute, ACCCE’s President & CEO Michele Bloodworth, MSHA’s David Zatezalo and EPA District 3 Administrator Cosmo Servidio.

Please register “online” at for the 47th Annual West Virginia Mining Symposium set for November 12-14 at the newly renovated Charleston Civic Center and Coliseum.  Payment by PayPal or credit card is also available for Symposium Registrants.

The main speaker’s program will be on Wednesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 14 with a special presentation by ENCOVA Insurance and panel discussion on Occupational Pneumoconiosis claims slated for Tuesday, November 12.  The traditional Mountaineer Guardian Awards Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, November 13 and the Environmental Awards luncheon is set for Thursday, November 14.

The main program will feature a lineup of excellent speakers and timely topics geared for all mining professionals.  Engineering credits will also be awarded for Symposium participants.

We ask that you register today and plan to join us to make our inaugural program an even bigger success than we have experienced over the years with our traditional winter program.

We are also promoting a range of sponsorships this year to showcase the Symposium and our many supporters within the industry.  Each Individual sponsorship will include free program admissions and a prominent display area for their company exhibit. 

The different sponsorship levels include a Platinum Level at $5000 (admission for 8 plus display); Gold level at $3500 (admission for 5 plus display); Silver Level at $2500 (admission for 3 plus display); and Friends of Coal Level at $1000 (admission for 1 plus display).

If you have any questions or have any difficulty registering online please give one of us a call at 304/342-4153.  For your awareness, Christin Minardi is assisting Sandi with this November’s program and may be reached at the Association Office or by email at  General inquiries may be directed at   An overview of this year’s program format and a traditional registration form is attached.