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.
The 121st meeting of the Illinois Mining Institute was held on August 14 and 15, 2013 in Marion, Illinois. The expo hall was full to capacity and the technical sessions were outstanding and well-attended. Other events included a golf tournament, picnic, mine rescue competition, shooting range, and awards banquet.
The 120th meeting of the Illinois Mining Association was held on August 22 and 23, 2012 in Marion, Illinois. It was a huge success thanks to everyone’s participation!
Nearly 850 people attended the event that included a golf tournament, exhibitor expo with 72 companies participating, picnic, mine rescue competition, technical sessions, and an awards dinner with entertainment by a professional comedian! The feedback was overwhelmingly positive and everyone had a good time. Networking abounded, new contacts were formed, and old acquaintances renewed. Professionals from all aspects of the mining industry attended. People traveled from all over the State of Illinois, from North Carolina, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana, and as far as Colorado, Texas, and Utah.
Make plans to attend next year’s event. The date will be released in the upcoming months. Stay tuned! We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.
The IMI holds its annual meeting generally in August or September of each year. This two-day event includes an exhibit hall, technical session presentations, mine rescue competition, golf tournament, picnic, and awards banquet.