Fall 2018 SMRI Technical Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

The Conference Announcement is available here, and contains the basic conference schedule and hotel information. The optional Technical Class subject will be "Engineering Calculations in Solution Mining", same as taught at the June 2018 Salt Lake City meeting.  List of tentative Technical Papers and Authors, updated and posted 24 July 2018, for Belfast.   

The two Wednesday field trips are full with a waiting list. Additional information will be in the conference announcement. All SMRI field trips require participants to be in good physical condition, have ability to walk on rough ground, and dress appropriately as necessary, (such as wearing warm clothes and sturdy shoes).

Please either log in at the top of the screen or click on the Membership Sign Up button to the right to access the registration screen.  After sign up, your record will need to be approved by SMRI website administrator, so the record is classified as member or non-member, before online Belfast  registration will be possible. 


Conference registration is now closed. Please contact Dawn ([email protected]) regarding any questions about registration.

Travel Information

The Conference will be held at the Hilton Belfast located at 4 Lanyon Place, Belfast, PT1 3LP, United Kingdom. Each SMRI participant is responsible to book their own hotel reservations. Registration may done via the hotel website, using the group code GSOLU. The hotel is filling fast with available nights from September 22nd through September 25th. The SMRI discount is only valid through August 10th, with rooms booked after that date subject to higher rates.

NEW POSTING 24 JULY re: HOTEL RESERVATIONS: The SMRI's Hilton room block is full for night of Sept 25, and after that date no SMRI rooms were blocked.  To try to reserve rooms at the Hilton for those or additional nights, we suggest that you try booking the same hotel using www.booking.com which may allow booking a different room at Hilton to fit before or after room blocked reserved nights, (so the person can stay at same conference hotel).  When people check into the Hilton they could ask if they could keep the same room. There is no discount rate for those non-blocked rooms.  If the Hilton rooms are not available through booking.com, there are other hotels within walking distance.   

Belfast is served by two airports: George Best Belfast City Airport in the city, and Belfast International Airport 15 miles (24 km) west of the city.  Rail transportation is also available. The hotel does not offer shuttle service to/from the airport. Flights are available to Belfast from North America via London, Amsterdam, Dublin, or other major European airports

SMRI thanks our sponsors of the Fall Belfast 2018 SMRI Conference:

GOLD: DEEP.KBB GmbH; Sonic Surveys, Inc.; and WSP USA

SILVER: Agapito Associates, Inc.; Geostock; and Lane Power & Energy Solutions, Inc.

BRONZE: Lonquist & Co. LLC; Sabine Storage & Operations, Inc.; Salt Partners Ltd.;  Seal-Tite International; and SOCON Sonar Control Kavernenvermessung GmbH

Belfast sponsorships are closed 22 August, for future years tentative sponsor information click here.