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We can’t wait to welcome you to Kiruna and Massmin 2024!
Unfortunately, the registration has been temporary closed due to a system upgrade. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this. However, we are pleased to announce that registrations will reopen on May 15th.

Authors and people that are making presentations has to register immediately. We do not have “no show” and we are planning the program, that will be finalized later this month.

This year, we've organized an exciting program filled with engaging workshops, networking opportunities and social events. Our goal is to provide an experience that goes beyond traditional conference settings.

Important information is that you have to sign up for all the activities you wish to participate in simultaneously as you register, and it is not possible to sign up for the social events separately later on.

And there is a separate registration-link if you have a spouse. You can securely pay online with your credit or debit card during registration. For more info, please check our website.
See you in Kiruna!


13:00

Workshop Boliden: How to successfully implement new technology in mining?

How to successfully implement new technology in mining?
Welcome to a workshop hosted by Boliden. Why is it so difficult to walk the talk when it comes to implementation? In this workshop, we will focus on challenges related to the implementation of new technology in mining, with autonomous haulage solutions and the next generation of nitrogen-free explosives as case studies. We will also cover future topics related to AI, hauling solutions and the next steps in mining electrification. The session will mix contributions from technology providers with user experiences and dialogue with workshop participants.

13:00 Welcome and Introduction Wicus Du Preez/Anders Sand
13:15 How to kill your colleagues and get away with it – a story about mine safety – Peter Burman
13:45 Q/A and discussion 
14:00 AHS – Presentation by Komatsu
14:20 AHS – User experience from the Boliden Aitik Mine – Rikard Mäki
14:40 Q/A
14:50 Nitrogen free explosives – Presentation by Hypex Bio
15:10 Nitrogen free explosives – User experience from Boliden
15:30 Q/A
15:40 Future concepts (20min each)
AI in mining – Rasmus Tammia
Volvo Automation Garpenberg – Peter Burman/Volvo
Electrification in mass mining
16:40 Discussion and final summary
17:00 End of workshop

18.00 Quiz, music and dinner at Spill eatery!

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Aurora kultur och kongress
Anders Sand
Research manager Boliden Mines
18:00

Event – Music, Quiz and dinner at Spill eatery Kiruna - preregistration

Join us for a relaxed evening at Spill, meet colleagues, beat them in a quiz and enjoy a varied buffet dinner.

Price: 450 SEK including buffet. Pay and reserve this when you register.

Payment method: credit/debit card.

Only pre-registration and a limited number of tickets. 


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Spill eatery


10:00

Workshop LKAB- Future layout for deep mass mining

Welcome to the workshop hosted by LKAB. We will be focusing on the importance of seismic control, stable infrastructure, and de-stressing measures in ensuring the safety and efficiency of mass mining operations in the future. Tomorrow's deep operations will be heavily reliant on innovative layout and design, challenging us to think outside the box or rather – think as if there was no box.

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Aurora kultur och kongress
14:00

Urban transformation and license to operate (free of charge)

This session is free of charge and hosted by LKAB in close collaboration with Luleå University of Technology.

Moving two whole communities is a reality and a challenge that LKAB is facing. Around 5.000 homes and 700.000m² of housing and business premises will be replaced. 10.000 people – roughly a quarter of Malmfälten’s population – will need to be relocated. All in a relatively short period of time.

Kiruna and Malmberget are home to the world's two largest underground iron ore mines. As mining operations delve deeper, these mines are gradually encroaching on nearby settlements and communities. Resulting in big changes for the people living near the mines.

The magnitude and time aspects are unique

The urban transformation of communities is a large and complex process. Never before have such advanced and modern communities undergone such transformations due to an industrial need for land. The mines and communities are mutually dependent on each other, therefore the process of relocating people needs to be handled respectfully. Even though there’s local acceptance of the transformation, all change is stressful in practice, whether it is positive or negative.

Mine and society — side by side

LKAB provides approximately 17.000 jobs through direct and indirect job opportunities, locally and regionally. They are an important contributor to the economic development of the region as well as Sweden. So, if LKAB is to continue to provide jobs, pay taxes and be an active part of the local communities, inhabitants in Kiruna and Malmberget have to be relocated in order for our common future in mining, beyond 2060.

How is this possible? And how is it conducted?

Welcome to an exciting session and a walking tour of the new city centre in Kiruna.

This session is hosted by LKAB in close collaboration with Luleå University of Technology and is free of charge. Reserve your seat today since there is a limited number of places available. Sign up by sending an e-mail to massmin2024@lkab.com and write Urban transformation in the subject field. 

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Aurora kultur och kongress
Gregory Poelzer
Associate Senior Lecturer at Luleå University of Technology
Eugenia Segerstedt
Associate Senior Lecturer
17:30

Conference reception - preregistration, free of charge

Aurora kultur och kongress
18:30

Dinner at Mommas - preregistration

Buffet dinner at Mommas (Scandic).

Cost: 350 SEK, pay and reserve this when you register.

Payment method: credit/debit card. 

Seating 1: 18.30-20.00

Seating 2: 20.30-22.00

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18:31

A guided tour to LKAB:s visitors mine pre-registration

We go down 530 meters below ground to one our our old main levels with exploration tunnels that has now been turned into a museum and exhibition. 

Limited number of tickets. No cost, but pre-registration is required.

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20:30

Dinner at Mommas seating 2 (pre registration)

Buffet at Mommas (Scandic) seating 2

20.30-22.00

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08:00

Conference day 1

Aurora kultur och kongress
18:00

Dinner at Mommas (preregistration)

Dinner at Mommas (Scandic) seating 1 18.00-19.30 Preregistration only at the same time as you buy your conference ticket.

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Event – Music, quiz and dinner at Spill eatery Kiruna

Join us for a relaxed evening at Spill, meet colleagues, beat them in a quiz and enjoy a various buffet dinner. 

Price: 450 SEK including buffet.

Only pre-registration and there is a limited number of tickets. 

The cost will be added to your invoice for the conference.

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Spill Eatery
18:01

A guided tour to LKAB:s visitors mine pre-registration

We go down 530 meters below ground to one our our old main levels with exploration tunnels that has now been turned into a museum and exhibition.

Limited number of tickets. No cost, but pre-registration is required.

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18:05

Event – Spacecamp, dinner and a hunt for northern lights - preregistration

Join us for a tour and presentation of Spacecamp in Kiruna, followed by dinner at the camp. We end the day with a hunt for northern lights by bus. 

Price: 500 SEK. 

Payment: Credit/debit card at the same time as you register to the conference.

Pre-registration only and a limited amount of seats. 

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20:00

Dinner at Mommas seating 2 (preregistration)

Dinner at Mommas (Scandic) seating 2, 20.00-22.00.

Preregistration only at the same time as you buy your conference ticket.

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08:00

Conference day 2

Aurora kultur och kongress
18:00

Event – Official conference dinner at Icehotel - preregistration

Experience ice sculpting and Icehotel 365 before dining in a spacious Lavvu at Icehotel. 

Price: 1800 SEK.

Payment: Credit/debit card

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Icehotel


08:00

Conference day 3

Aurora kultur och kongress
18:00

Dinner at Mommas - preregistration

Buffet dinner at Mommas.

Price: 350 SEK 

Seating 1: 18.00-19.30

Seating 2: 20.00-21.30

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19:30

Guided tour to LKAB:s visitors mine and grab and go dinner pre-registration

A guided tour and a lighter dinner at our visitors mine with some of our mountain ingeneers. 

Additional cost: 300 SEK

Pay and sign up as you register to the conference.

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LKAB:s visitors mine