Schedule of Events

Please see the event schedule below.  For a printable version click here.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Golf Tournament:  The golf tournament will be held at Kokopelli Golf Course.  Check in will be at 7:30 a.m. with a tee off at 8:30 a.m.  Want to register? View our golf tournament page for more information.

Mouse Races: We are trying something new this year- mouse races!  Ever bet on your favorite horse at the track?  Yes, these mice will race and you will have the opportunity to bet on your favorite.   It is included with a vendor or participant registration and begins at 5:30 p.m.  We hope you can join us! For more information view our Mouse Race Flyer

Wednesday, August 28,2019

Mine Rescue Competition:  Mine rescue lock up begins at 7:00 a.m. with the first team on the field at 8:00 a.m. To view the participants of this year’s competition, view our mine rescue page. The awards will be presented at the IMI Annual Picnic at Black Diamond.  We have set a time of 6:00 p.m., but this is subject to change depending on the time that the competitions end. 

Morning Symposium:  Join us at our Morning Symposium to explore the questions brought up by the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act that goes into effect January 1, 2020.  The IMI is excited to host this symposium as a benefit for vendors and participants. To view our event flyer click here.

Exhibit Hall: The exhibit hall will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please join us as the exhibitors showcase the latest in mining technology. We will also be hosting around 100 high school students to join us through the exhibit floor.

Membership Meeting:  The IMI welcomes all members to join its membership meeting beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Technical Sessions: The technical sessions will be presented in two sessions on August 28, 2019.  We have announced our presentations and the full list can be viewed here.   Let’s learn what we can from the best in the industry!

IMI Annual Picnic: The picnic will be at Black Diamond Harley Davidson in Marion, IL at 5:00 p.m. and mine rescue awards will presented at 6:00 p.m.  Live music and food will be provided.  This event is sponsored by the Illinois Mining Institute and Black Diamond Harley Davidson.