The Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) is the lead association for the mineral exploration and development industry based in British Columbia. Established in 1912, AME represents, advocates, protects and promotes the interests of thousands of members who are engaged in mineral exploration and development in B.C. and throughout the world. AME encourages a safe, economically strong and socially and environmentally responsible industry by providing clear initiatives, policies, events and tools to support its membership. AME hosts the annual Roundup conference which brings the mineral exploration industry together to share and learn.