Benefits of Membership

Your membership, not only supports AEMA and the work we do, it provides you access to powerful tools, resources and experience to help you and your company grow & thrive. You will be able to take full advantage of networking events, educational opportunities, special events, Annual Meeting reduced pricing, sponsorship, and brand recognition opportunities. Most importantly, you become part of the AEMA community of industry leaders, forming a powerful voice for the North American mining industry. Below are just a few of the many benefits of adding your voice to the AEMA team. 

Searchable Membership Directory


AEMA members gain access to members-only information and content, including a searchable member directory. The member directory lists over 2,000 members, relevant contact information and other general information. The directory is searchable by company, industry, individual and state, province or country. Gain brand recognition and expand your networking possibilities with your AEMA membership. 

Annual Meeting & Expo


Our Annual Meeting and Exposition is the second largest annual mining convention in the U.S., and is an important source of value for our members. It provides a strong technical program with prominent, informative speakers; timely and relevant short courses; and important networking and social opportunities with industry professionals. AEMA members receive substantial discounts on registration fees.

Build Industry Relationship Through Regional Events


AEMA holds regular regional events to promote member collaboration and connections. These events help our members build relationships with mining companies, vendors, suppliers, consultants, legislative staff and other regulators and policymakers in the mining world. Become a member and be the first to know about events near you! 

Powerful Policy Advocacy


We are an effective and proactive voice for the North American mining community, successfully influencing the outcome of political dialogue, building effective working strategies with key elected officials, developing and coordinating industry’s response to legislative and regulatory issues, and galvanizing the grassroots.

AEMA’s well-connected, helpful, and experienced professional staff is always ready to serve you and represent your interests, both in the public and political arenas, from state capitals all the way to Washington, D.C.


A Committment to the Environment, Health & Safety


AEMA was the first U.S.-based mining association to adopt a Statement of Environmental Principles to communicate, to the public and policymakers, the modern mining industry’s commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability.

AEMA & its members have a strong commitment to promote health and safety principles as essential elements of exploration and mining, ensuring that every worker comes home safely at the end of every shift.


Amplify Your Message


AEMA’s sophisticated communications outreach and advanced social media channels support the modern American mining industry, our members projects and amplify the #modernmining message to help build public support and bring greater brand recognition. We are active participants in the digital conversation and utilize our digital clout to speak to current issues, industry events, congressional leaders, media, and improve public perception of the American mining industry. 

We Are Stronger Together


AEMA is willing to fight on behalf of its members and the mining industry to ensure that regulatory actions are legal, justified, and as cost-effective as possible, as demonstrated by our challenging illegal regulations in court and intervening when necessary to protect our members and their rights. AEMA has advocated cases all the way to the Supreme Court.

You will gain political clout by connecting with over 2,000 other members of the mining community and benefit from AEMA’s collaboration with other industry associations.

Together are voices are strongest. 


Ready to Join?

AEMA has a variety of membership levels. Have a question about where you fit? Fill out the form below or contact Mike Heywood at