Poster Session

Students and professionals interested in presenting scientific research and technology with respect to mineral exploration, engineering, operations, economics, reclamation, environment, and other subjects pertinent to the mining industry are invited to present posters at the 2016 AMA Convention.

The Poster Session will be held on Tuesday, November 8th on the second floor of the Dena’ina Center from 9 am to 5 pm. Each poster will be provided a 4 foot by 8 foot freestanding display board. Poster session participants should be available to answer questions at their displays during breaks between Technical Sessions on Tuesday, November  8th. AMA encourages posters to be displayed throughout the convention and removed by the end of the Technical Sessions on Thursday afternoon. The presenting author of an accepted poster abstract will receive complementary convention registration.

If you are interested in presenting a poster, please provide author names, affiliation, contact information, presentation title, and abstract (500 word limit) to Eric Cannon (, tel: 907.344.6001 work) (students), and Sue Karl (, 907.786.7428 work) (professionals) by October 15th. All abstracts will go through an AMA review process prior to acceptance. Please note that abstracts of a commercial sales nature will be declined for the poster session, and the author will be encouraged to pursue a tradeshow booth or core shack display.

Download the Poster Session Application/Information Here



Core Shack

Industry professionals interested in displaying core and results from mineral exploration and development projects are invited to present at the Core Shack Exhibit at the Fall 2016 AMA Convention in Anchorage.

The Core Shack provides a showcase for participants of projects that are generating meaningful new results, or have not participated in AMA's core shack before, to show off their core and discuss results with interested attendees. In addition, reactivated mines, extensions, or satellite to existing operations are encouraged participants, particularly where new results are generating interest in future development potential of the project. Hand samples, maps, charts, and other technical information are also welcome.

The Core Shack event will run for one to two days depending on interest and amount of participants, likely Wednesday, November 9th +/- Tuesday November 8th.  Since this event is relatively new for AMA, participation is heavily incentivized through the offer of a complimentary exhibit space and complimentary conference registration for the lead exhibitor. Please support your Alaska Miners Association by participating in and helping us grow the Core Shack.

If you are interested in presenting at the Core Shack please provide contact names, affiliation, contact information, and the name of the deposit or prospect to Varina Zinno (, 907-522-4664) by October 1, although earlier submittals are encouraged and will facilitate planning.

The exhibit will be on the first floor in the main exhibition hall. The abstract deadline will be announced closer to Fall, and is typically in mid-October. Further details will be distributed to interested parties as they develop.