The College of Continuing Studies is adapting our business operations to continue to serve our customers amid the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Employees will work remotely to assist students, conference and training session attendees and organizers, OLLI members, clients of health, safety and environmental consultations, and others. Bryant Conference Center, Bryant Museum and UA Gadsden Center are closed until further notice. For the latest COVID-19 University of Alabama updates, please visit the UA Health Information website.

Alabama Mineral Institute Program Information

Anyone interested in mining, geology, water policy, mine construction and regulation, health and environmental issues, coal bed methane and related subjects should participate.

Professional Development Hours

Professional engineers and geologists will be able to use the Institute for their Professional Development Hours (PDH) requirement. Full participation in the 2-day meeting will constitute 15 PDH credits.

Registration Fees and Deadlines

Early Bird Rates (Until September 30) - SME Member: $185; Non-Member: $210

Standard Rates (After September 30) - SME Member: $205; Non-Member: $230

Student Rate: $150

Refunds and Cancellations

A cancellation charge of $57.50 will be assessed on cancellations occurring within 14 days of the start of this session.

Request for Accommodations

The University of Alabama is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Requests for accommodation of physical and/or dietary needs should be made at least 30 calendar days in advance of the program date. Please email your request to

Get Involved!

If you are interested in making a presentation or would like to suggest a speaker and/or topic, please contact Keslie Fendley at 205-348-2325 or Agenda slots are limited, so please consider an early commitment.