The 2015 SME Annual Conference & Expo, CMA 117th National Western Mining Conference and Exposition was a great success with 906 exhibit booths and 7,804 attendees. So, despite the state of the industry, this was the SME’s largest Annual Conference to date. One of the major evening events was the gala dinner for the 2014 inductees to International Mining Technology Hall of Fame, held in the Brown Palace Hotel on February 16. See www.im-halloffame.comGet your nominations for 2015 in now. The shortlist will be circulated in August to the panel of judges around the world; mining professors, CEOs of engineering and consulting companies and mining company senior management – true industry peers.We hope that you will be nominating someone or some development team for the 2015 inductees and will be able to join us for the 2016 SME Annual Conference & Expo, it will focus on the Future for Mining in a Data Driven World. This conference will be held February 21-24, 2016 in Phoenix Arizona. Subject to confirmation, the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame gala dinner for the 2015 inductees will be held on the Monday evening, February 22.