Future Innovation Needs for Responsible Mining of Critical Minerals

The workshop aims to gather input for prospective government research programs centered on innovative technology and approaches for resource exploration, discovery, appraisal, mining, and processing of critical minerals. Its overarching objective is to unlock responsible mining practices that can contribute to reshaping the future of our planet. In an era where technological advancements are driving unprecedented demand for critical minerals, it is imperative to explore innovative solutions that ensure responsible extraction and utilization while minimizing environmental impact.

Join us for a dynamic and interactive workshop that brings together industry experts, stakeholder engagement specialists, researchers, and thought leaders to delve into the critical role of mining in the sustainable development of our society. This workshop aims to foster collaboration, share insights, and catalyze innovation in the responsible extraction of essential minerals that power our modern world. To book a room at the workshop rate, please click here. We have reached in-person capacity and closed registration. If you would like to participate virtually, please register here.


Brad Crabtree

Assistant Secretary
U.S. DOE - Office of Fossil Energy & Carbon Management

Dr. Grant S. Bromhal

Acting Director - Mineral Sustainability Division
U.S. DOE - Office of Fossil Energy & Carbon Management

Dr. Jamey Jones

Acting Earth MRI Coordinator and Associate Center Director
USGS - Alaska Science Center

Emily King


Dr. Christina Chang

Lowercarbon Capital

John Swallow

Chairman, President, & CEO
Idaho Strategic Resources, Inc.

Tem Tumurbat

Co-founder and Managing Partner
Nomadic Venture Partners

Matt Johnson

External Affairs Manager
Eagle Mine

Satish Rao

Managing Director

Matt Dannenberg

Senior Tribal Liaison
U.S. DOE - Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs

Dawn Wellman

Strategic Programs Manager
Rio Tinto Copper Research and Development

Dr. Elizabeth Holley

Associate Professor, Mining Engineering
Colorado School of Mines