Latin American Conference on Compatible Mining: Protecting Vulnerable Populations and the Surrounding Environment

(Presione aquí para Español)


September 8th-10th, 2014


San Luis Potosí, México

Centro Cultural Universitario Bicentenario
Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
Sierra Leona No. 550, Lomas 2ª Secc, 78210
San Luis Potosí, México


The main aim of this multi-stakeholder conference is to assemble an international group of experts, government officials, non-governmental organizations, and community and industry leaders to discuss how to implement compatible mining appropriate to the needs and perspectives of vulnerable populations and the surrounding environment. The three-day conference will bring professionals from the USA and Latin America together to create the proposed international working group.

The conference is envisioned as the first in a series of three annual meetings in Latin America to establish, organize and sustain a Latin-American working group for compatible mining. The proposed conference outcome is a long-term vision for a permanent regional hub supporting sustainable mining. The hub will become a model that can be replicated around the world.


The conference proceedings will be spoken in English and Spanish (via on-site translators).


If you were invited by the conference organizers, you do not need to register.

If you were not invited directly, please click here to register and pay. You will also need to provide your own travel and accommodations; click here for more information. Registration will remain open until September 2, 2014.

If you have questions about whether you need to register or not, please contact Karla Nuñez at 520-626-8014 or


Click here for a PDF of the agenda.


Hotel Real Inn San Luis Potosi
Carretera Guadalajara 1100
Rinconada de los Andes, 78216
San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico
Tel +52 444 102 5000



Temperatures are typically in the 70s in September, but conference rooms may be cold - we suggest dressing in layers. Click here for weather information.

For more information:

Conference Organizers:
Dr. Jim Field
University of Arizona, USA
Telephone: (1-520) 621-2591
Dr. Fernando Díaz-Barriga
Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, México
Telephone: (52-444) 826-2300 x8458
Financial/Administrative Questions:
Karla Nuñez, Business/Finance Manager
University of Arizona, USA
Telephone: (1-520) 626-8014

Thank you to our sponsors:

National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences / Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí / University of Arizona Superfund Research Program / Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources / Center for Environmentally Sustainable Mining

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