Thanks to everyone who made the 2015 IMI Annual Event and Meeting a success! The event was held at The Pavilion in Marion, IL on August 25 & 26, 2015. We had almost 600 participants, another 250 including mine rescue personnel, 20 college and university students, five high schools with 140 students in attendance, plus 70 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 event was concluded by the awards banquet where attendee’s were entertained by comedian Mike Bliss.
The IMI Annual Event caught the attention of local media. The event was covered by local news outlets Channel 3, Channel 6, and Channel 12. The Southern Illinoisan covered the event in three different articles. The event was also covered by the Marion Republican and WJPF radio.