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Another Reason to Attend the IMA-NA Annual Meeting

Posted By Darrell Smith, Friday, August 8, 2014
The 2014 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival will take place September 3-14, during the IMA-NA Annual Meeting. The event includes the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival’s trademark mix of visual, contemporary, culinary, Western, landscape, wildlife and Native American arts. The festival offers visitors more than 50 family-friendly events, many of them free, surrounded by the Teton Mountain Range in its autumn colors – with a chance to purchase original artworks from cowboy to cutting-edge contemporary.

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We have an exciting event planned for the 2014 IMA-NA Annual Meeting at Jackson Lake Lodge

First, at the luncheon on Wednesday, September 10th, we are excited to have Michael Bogert speaking on the “Potential Impacts on the Industrial Minerals Industry from the Listing of the Greater Sage Grouse.”

Michael is with the law firm Parsons Behle and has a strong background in Endangered Species Act issues.  He was also the General Counsel to former Department of Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne during the last term of President George W. Bush. 

The second speaker we’ve lined up for you is Anthony Huey from Reputation Management Associates.  Anthony is a professional speaker who presents on a range of topics.  The title of his planned talk for Thursday morning, September 11th, is “Negotiation Skills: Answering Difficult Questions.”  

We have a very full agenda over the course of the week out in Jackson Hole.  The meeting begins on Monday, September 8, 2014 with a Day of Service involving trail maintenance in the National Park hosted by the National Park Service.  Those that have participated in these events at our recent meetings have enjoyed the experience thoroughly.  The hospitality suite/exhibit hall will open that night as well.

On Tuesday, September 9th, we have the Associate Members’ Golf Tournament which will take place at the Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club.  This will be a shotgun start around 12:15 PM and a scramble format.  We will have prizes for lowest team score, closest to the pin, longest drive and putts.  We will have a bus take participants from the hotel to the course leaving at approximately 10:30 AM and it will return to the hotel by about 6:00 PM.

Also on Tuesday, September 9th, we will have a day of Fly-Fishing.  We will have a bus picking you up at the hotel before 7:00 AM to head out to the fishing location.  The bus will likely have you back to the hotel around 5:00.  We have a very limited number of slots left for this.  Once it sells out, we will not be able to accommodate more guests.  If you are interested in fishing, we strongly encourage you to sign up today to ensure you have a spot.  

We will have a reception on Tuesday evening, and the exhibit hall/hospitality room will be open that evening as well.  

Wednesday will be a full day of business meetings.  We will kick off the morning with the Associate Members section meeting followed by the minerals sections meeting throughout that morning.  We will then have meetings of the Operations and Engineering, Environmental, Membership, Safety and Health, and Transportation Committees that afternoon.  We will conclude the day with a reception followed by a dinner.  The hospitality suite/exhibit hall will be open following the dinner.

Thursday, the 11th, will be another very full day.  We will have Anthony Huey speaking to the group at the breakfast.  Our Board of Directors will then meet from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  

Following the Board meeting, we will have a special session on Silicosis Prevention Training.  As you know, OSHA currently is considering a proposal to cut the permissible exposure limit in half.  This session will give you a roadmap to compliance using the NISA Silicosis Prevention Program.  The class will go from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM.  

We strongly encourage you to get your rooms as soon as possible.  While we do have a considerable block of rooms for this meeting, the block does expire in mid-August.  Once the rooms are gone, we will not be able to guarantee rooms.  Because this meeting is in a National Park, there are not many other lodging options nearby.  To get your rooms please call: 1-800-628-9988 and be sure to mention the IMA-NA meeting.

Also, we will be providing meals for breakfast on Wednesday and Thursday; lunch on Wednesday and Thursday (for those attending the Silicosis Training); and dinner on Wednesday.  Because dining options are limited, we encourage you to make reservations ahead of time.  You can view the restaurant options and find out reservation information, here.  

Finally, when flying in to the meeting, Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) is the closes airport and is about 30 miles from the hotel.  

If you have not registered yet, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible.  

Click here to register for the meeting today.

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