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2023 Annual Mining Symposium April 18-19 in Charleston, WV


March 14, 2023 - The WV Coal Association’s Annual Mining Symposium is set for April 18-19 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston.  Please plan to attend.


This year’s Symposium is cosponsored by the West Virginia Coal Mining Institute and will serve as our combined Mining symposium and Joint Spring meeting.  The program will feature a lineup of excellent speakers and timely topics geared for all mining professionals.  Engineering credits will also be available for Symposium participants.


The April Symposium will also feature our Annual Mountaineer Guardian Safety Awards and Environmental Excellence Awards Luncheons.


We ask that you mark these days on your calendar and plan to join us in April to make our 49th Symposium a success.


Online registration, sponsorship opportunities and other Symposium details may be found below.



For planning purposes, here is a tentative schedule for the meeting. A more detailed schedule of events will follow.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

9:00 - 11:45 a.m.   General Session

Keynote speakers include Governor Justice, General Morrisey, and Assistant Director of Labor, Chis Williamson

Noon – 2:00 p.m.     Mountaineer Guardian Awards Luncheon

2:00 - 4:15 p.m.      Operations and Technical Session

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.      Reception

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.      West Virginia Coal Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony


Wednesday, April 19, 2023

7:00 – 8:30            Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 11:45        Operations and Technical Session

Noon - 2:00              Environmental Excellence Awards Luncheon

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.       Operations and Technical Session 



To register for the program, please click here This will take you to the Symposium page where you can register as an individual member, individual nonmember, special member, or for the sponsorship.  Once registered, you will receive a computer-generated invoice for payment or you may pay with any credit card in which case, you will receive a computer-generated receipt.



Individual registration fee is $450 per member and $600 per nonmember.  A special registration rate is also available for students and retired mining members at the rate of $100.00.



We are also promoting a range of sponsorships this year to showcase the Symposium and supporters within the industry.  Each Individual sponsorship will include registration fees and a prominent tabletop display for their company exhibit.


The different sponsorship levels include:

Platinum Level at $5000 (admission for 8 plus display):

Gold level at $3500 (admission for 5 plus display):

Silver Level at $2500 (admission for 3 plus display): and

Friends of Coal Level at $1000 (admission for 1 plus display).


If you would like to sponsor one of the Awards Luncheons or the Hall of Fame Dinner, please contact Jessie Gibeaut at the Association Office at 304-342-4153 or by email at .

If you have any questions or have trouble registering online, please give one of us a call at 304-342-4153 or email Jessie at jgibeaut@wvcoal.wv .



A special block of rooms is being held at the Embassy suite Hotel until April 3rd, 2023. You can also call the reservations department at 1-800-EMBASSY or 304-347-8700.

A block of rooms at a discounted rate are also being held in the Association’s name at the Holiday Inn Express adjacent to the Coliseum and Conference Center until March 25th, 2023. 

All hotel information and how to book a room is also under the hyperlink where you will be registering.  


Please be advised that these rooms are on a 1st come 1st basis. For questions, please reply to this email or give Jessie, Jason, or me a call at 304-342-4153.