This year marked the 125th year of the Illinois Mining Institute. The IMI Annual Event was held at the Marion Pavilion on August 29 & 30, 2017. The event brought nearly 500 people, 45 vendors and 13 mine rescue teams, to attend the events planned for the 2017 Meeting meeting. As education is an important aspect of the IMI, nearly 100 kids from four schools were able to attend and learn about the mining industry. Even with lower attendance, the event was still a huge success!
The event started with a golf tournament and expo hours and was followed by the first ever “Casino Night”. This gave vendors and participants alike a great chance to network while playing their casino favorites. Wednesday started with the all day expo and mine rescue competition. The event was concluded by live music and dinner at Black Diamond Harley Davidson.
We cannot wait to see where next year will take us!