Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Flotation ’11. Final call for abstracts

Flotation ’11 is set to be the biggest in MEI’s biennial series of flotation conferences, held at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town.

This year’s conference will be held from November 14-17, and has attracted thirteen major sponsors:

The event comprises two separate symposia, Flotation Fundamentals, and Flotation Applications and Plant Practice.  The keynote speaker in the former will be Prof. Jim Finch, of McGill University, Canada, and in the latter Dr. Dan Alexander Director of the JKMRC, Australia.

There is now a final call for abstracts, which should be submitted by the end of this month. The Proceedings CD will contain draft, unrefereed papers, and all authors will have the opportunity, after the conference, of submitting final papers for peer-review to a special flotation issue of Minerals Engineering, or to the Journal of the SAIMM.

Conference registration is already open for exhibitors, and the current floor plan, with a list of exhibitors, is available.

Australia's JKMRC will be running 3 workshops around the conference, and as soon as details are available, they will be published on the blog and MEI Online.

Finally, Cape Town is too special a place to fly in and out, so we encourage you to stay on after the conference and explore the beautiful Cape Peninsula.  MEI has a cottage available for a week's discounted rental, overlooking the stunning Noordhoek Beach, just outside Cape Town. More details here.

Noordhoek Beach from Chapman's Peak Drive


  1. You will need to get your abstracts in soon as it looks like we are going to get a lot more than can fit into four days... from the interest that I have seen (and heard) we are going to need full sessions and an extensive poster session... all fun to look fwd to...

    Dee Bradshaw, JKMRC, Australia

  2. I just can't wait to get back to the Vineyard Hotel, it's starting to feel like home!

  3. I've chatted to a lot of people from all over the world who will be attending ... it looks like it's going to be another good conference with plenty of new developments to talk about.

    J-P Franzidis, University of Cape Town, South Africa


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