In August, I presented at the second WAIMM Annual Industry Conference. My talk was on the “Role of Professional Societies & Research in Developing a Sustainable Mineral Industry.” This was very similar to a talk I gave in the Dominican Republic earlier this year on the same topic. More and more professional societies, especially those outside the West, are having to (re)think about what their role is in furthering a sustainable minerals industry. I hope you enjoy highlights of the talk and the Q&A afterward. I think the Q&A is even more interesting.