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Meet new acquaintances and reconnect with old friends by attending conference functions. Find networking luncheons and social receptions that help you make meaningful, lasting connections.

Welcome Reception

Monday, July 22, 2024 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the kick-off reception for the 43rd International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, as all attendees, speakers and committee members gather for a fun evening of food, libations and conversation.


Networking Reception

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 | 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Before you go, catch up with your old colleagues and new acquaintances with this conference networking reception. This low-key reception provides the perfect environment to discuss conference topics and engage in thought-provoking conversation.


Golf Event (Ticketed)*

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 | 12:30 – 4:30 pm

Join your colleagues at Topgolf Pittsburgh for the 2024 Annual Ground Control Golf Tournament. Additional ticket includes transportation, buffet lunch, three drink tickets and two hours of tournament style play. Beginners welcome, no golf experience required!

Topgolf does not have a formal/golf dress code. Shoes are required to play. You can wear golf shoes if you want but they aren’t required – if you do no metal spikes.

Join us for an afternoon of fun and networking, space is limited; please sign up in advance.

*additional registration and purchase required



Wednesday, July 25, 2024 | 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Indulge at the lively BBQ cookout after the infamous Ground Control Golf Event. Come enjoy All-American cuisine, drinks and good company!

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