Resources for Organizers:Thank you for your interest in organizing an event for North American Minerals Days. As part of the Global Minerals Days initiative, members will be opening their doors to highlight whatever aspects of their operations they so choose. Due to the individualized nature of Minerals Days, each program will be customized according to what you, as the Host, want to do. Below you’ll find some helpful ways to think about the various events you can participate with.
POTENTIAL EVENT FORMATSThe first step in the event planning process is to decide on what to show visitors and how to share it with them.
• Facility Tour — the classic plant or mine tour where guests can learn about what you do, how minerals are processed and used, and how minerals impact their lives
• Reclamation Tour — a tour of an area or areas that your company has reclaimed to give visitors an idea of the lasting positive impact mining operations can have on their communities.
• Presentation — a live presentation, demonstration, or video followed by a question-and-answer session
• Roundtable — an open discussion about a designated topic
• Festival participation — in some communities with strong ties to the mining industry there might be opportunities to partner with existing festivals and events as representatives of the industrial minerals industry.
POTENTIAL AUDIENCESOne of the goals of Minerals Days is to give hosts a chance to show visitors what present-day mining looks like. It is an opportunity to connect with and educate your communities.
• Friends & Family —invite the children, spouses, and other relations of company employees, as well as close friends
• Politicians — connect directly with elected officials at the local, state, and national level
• Current and Prospective Customers and Suppliers — make business connections
• Press — gain event and company publicity
• Students — inspire the next generation of skilled workers