Thanks to everyone who made the 2014 IMI Annual Event and Meeting a success! The event was held at The Pavilion in Marion, IL on September 9 & 10, 2014. We had almost 600 participants, another 250 including mine rescue personnel, 32 college and university students, five high schools with 145 students in attendance, plus 84 exhibits at the trade show. The technical sessions were conducted by leading experts, the golf tournament sold out, and everyone enjoyed the picnic at Black Diamond Harley Davidson. The awards banquet guest speaker, Alex Epstein, captured the attention of everyone present.