The 12th US/North American Mine Ventilation Symposium will be held at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada, June 9-11. The symposium offers an excellent opportunity for mine ventilation experts, professionals and students to gather for a valuable exchange of information and professional development. For details, visit www.unr.edu/ventsymp2008.Topics and SessionsDiesel Emission Control and Measurement: 3 SessionsDust Control: 2 SessionsHeat and Humidity, Mine Air Refrigeration: 1 SessionGeneral Ventilation Design and Monitoring: 1 SessionMethane: 1 SessionMine Fans: 1 SessionMine Fires and Emergency Control: 3 SessionsNumerical Modeling: 2 SessionsSpontaneous Combustion of Coal: 2 SessionsTunnel Ventilation: 1 SessionVentilation and the Miner’s Act (seals/belt air use): 2 SessionsVentilation Planning – Coal Mining: 2 SessionsVentilation Planning – Metal/Non-Metal Mining: 3 SessionsOptional WorkshopsJune 7: Psychrometry, Mine Heat Loads and Climate, and Mine Cooling and Refrigeration • Fee: $225June 8: Concurrent sessions:Respirable Dust Control Fee: Conference attendees: $90; non-conference attendees: $150Heat Illness and Heat Stress Measurement Fee: $225Strategies and Technologies to Reduce Miners’ Exposure to Diesel Particulate Matter and Gases • Fee: Conference attendees: $90; non-conference attendees: $150June 12: Egress and Entrapment in Underground Hardrock Mines • Fee: $225Optional Field Trips (Post-Symposium)June 11-13: Technical Trip: Coal/Trona Mines • Fee: $300June 11-13: Technical Trip: Nevada Gold Mines • Fee: $260ExhibitsFor information about exhibiting, visit the symposium exhibit page at www.unr.edu/ventsymp2008/Details.html or email John Kelleher, president, Schauenburg Flexadux Corp, at [email protected], or call (970) 245-9400.A meeting room has been reserved for the exhibit area with ample room to arrange social events and coffee service, etc., during the event.Symposium Registration and InformationRegistration for the symposium and all optional workshops, field trips, sightseeing tours, and additional banquet tickets is available online at www.unr.edu/ventsymp2008. For more information about symposium registration, call (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. Symposium registration: $450, includes 1 ticket to exhibits, symposium, reception, 3 lunches, 1 banquet ticket, proceedings Exhibitor registration: $1,800, includes exhibitor booth, 1 ticket to exhibits, symposium, reception, 3 lunches and 1 banquet ticket, proceedings. Additional booth members must register as symposium participants.Symposium, optional workshops and technical field trips provide contact hours that may qualify for PDH for PE and other professional certifications.Symposium coordinators, Pierre Mousset-Jones at the University of Nevada, Reno or Keith Wallace at Mine Ventilation Services, Inc. Contact Dr. Pierre Mousset-Jones, University of Nevada, Reno, Phone: (775) 784-6959 Email: [email protected] G. Wallace, Mine Ventilation Services, Inc. Phone: (559) 452-0182 Email: [email protected] block of rooms is available for a reduced rate to symposium participants. Call John Ascuaga’s Nugget at 1-800-648-1177 or visit www.janugget.com/hotel/reservations.cfm and enter the symposium’s reservation code: GUNR.