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San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference

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YOU’RE INVITED to join us September 22-24, 2021 in Telluride for Solving Pandora’s Box: the application of the arts and humanities to the challenges of mining and reclamation.

Telluride’s resource-rich mountains have long drawn enterprising people who viewed the landscape through diverse perspectives. Inspired by their muses, some even by hubris, many came seeking not only profitable livelihoods but also their fortunes. The early entrepreneurs who came to mine left their marks on history as well as on the Telluride landscape. Today, the community has transitioned to a much different economy based on tourism and recreation, steeped in the arts, humanities, and philanthropy.  

Building on the 2020 conference theme of adaptation and necessity inspiring innovation, the 2021 event will explore past examples of and future opportunities for incorporating the arts and humanities into various aspects of mining and reclamation project design and implementation. The theme of managing consequences with creative solutions is also intended to inspire discussion of innovative community engagement and collaboration. What opportunities exist for art installations to be incorporated into reclamation work? How are stakeholders being used effectively as resources? These questions, as well as how to preserve historic structures for modern uses and what nontraditional funding opportunities can be developed, are just a few that can be considered at this year’s conference. 

See 2021 Conference Topics

 

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:

Plan your trip with room reservations, field trips, and a great line up of thought-provoking sessions and networking events.

SCHEDULE:

Wednesday evening, 9/22  5:00pm- 7:00pm
Welcome Reception
at Peaks Resort, Mountain Village

Thursday, 9/23 8:30am- 4:30pm
Conference Day
at Sheridan Opera House, downtown Telluride
Session 1: Art, Design & Creative Values
Session 2: Humanistic Community Engagement
Session 3: Imaginative Solutions to Technical Challenges

Thursday Evening, 9/23 5:00pm- 7:30pm
Pandora's Party
with networking, music and art exhibits, Transfer Warehouse, downtown Telluride

Friday, 9/24 Field tours:
Morning Tours:

Option 1- Pandora Mill & Bulkhead plus Valley Floor

Option 2- Ophir Area Tour including Matterhorn, Carribeau & Other

Afternoon Tours: Option 1 or 2 (same as above)

LODGING:

A limited number of rooms is reserved at the Peaks Resort and Spa for 33% off normal prices ($269 for king or double king rooms) for a very limited time. Conference attendees can email or call Travis Tayrien ttayrien@thepeaksrestor.com or call (970) 728-7381 to ask for “San Juan Mining Conference” when registering to receive the discount.

Alpine Lodging is offering a 10% discount to conference attendees, valid for any stay between September 20-27, 2021, for any of its properties including Mountainside Inn (most affordable option) as well as private homes, condominiums or other hotels. Book online at www.telluridelodging.com, and enter the promotional booking code “sjmrc2021” at checkout.

VIEW 2020 PRESENTATIONS

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