Annual Convention and Aggregate Miner Safety Conference

March 1-3, 2016

Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Illinois

The IAAP Annual Convention is the largest aggregates industry convention in the Midwest with over 400 attendees each year. 


Convention and Safety Conference Information

This year’s Safety Conference promises to be very informative with topics of critical interest to aggregate miners, supervisors and safety professionals in Illinois and surrounding states. You may also talk with vendors offering products designed to enhance mining safety. The Safety Conference will begin with check-in at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1st and will conclude by noon on Wednesday, March 2nd.

The IAAP Convention will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2nd with informative seminars focusing on aggregate industry issues followed by the Sustainability Reception at 5:00 p.m. On Thursday, March 3rd the day will begin at 8:30 a.m. There will be an expo showcasing our Associate Members’ products and services, more educational seminars, the Associates’ and Awards Luncheon, and an evening reception to conclude the day. Guests from MSHA, IDOT and other State agencies are also invited to attend. This event provides an excellent opportunity to improve your business relationships while spending an enjoyable time with these special guests.

If you would like to join us at the Aggregate Miner Safety Conference and IAAP Convention, you may register online or download and complete the registration form on this page then return it to the IAAP, with payment, at your earliest convenience.  To avoid delays at the registration desk, please provide the information requested on the registration form so that we can prepare your name badge(s) in advance.

Aggregate Miner Safety Conference

March 1-2, 2016
Check-In 10:00 a.m. on March 1st

Registration Fee
$75 IAAP Member  or  $85 Non-member

includes lunch and a reception dinner held on the first night, breakfast the next day, and snacks and drinks both days

Highlighted Speakers & Topics

Attorney Mark Savit, of the Jackson Lewis law firm, will help you understand how to conduct yourself during an MSHA inspection and investigation.  

Billy Powell, of Smith & Nephew, will show you how safety, employee engagement & fun are a perfect combination for safety success.

Chris Hensler and Scott Johnson, MSHA North-Central District Office, have been invited to discuss MSHA’s priority issues.

Dave Kohaus, Hanson Material Service, will tell you about his company’s innovative safety & health leadership program, “Best Practices”.


Additional speakers and topics will be included in the program

2016 Convention

March 2nd

Afternoon Seminars

2:00 pm


Sustainability Reception

5:00 pm

March 3

Associates’ Expo & Opening Session

8:30 am


Associates & Awards Luncheon



Evening Reception

5:00 pm

Seminar topics will be available soon

Registration Fee
$150 IAAP Member or $200 Non-member
includes seminars and food & beverages at all social gatherings


Sustainability Sponsor

The convention organizing committee invites IAAP Member companies and their employees to sponsor our Sustainability Reception held on the evening of March 2nd.

Individual Sponsorship $25
The individual’s name will be recognized on a sign at the entrance to the reception and by the sponsorship ribbon added to their name badge on convention day.

Company Sponsorship $250
Your company’s name will be noted on a sign at the reception and convention entrances and listed in the convention program.


Safety Conference Display Table & Convention Expo Booth

Safety Conference Display Table
Located in the main hall on the 2nd floor where all safety presentations are made March 1st – 2nd

$275 IAAP Member

($175 if a Convention Expo Booth is also purchased)
$375 Non-member

Price includes recognition as a reception dinner sponsor and 8’ x 2’ table draped with a table cloth

Convention Expo Booth (available to IAAP Members only)
The Associates’ Expo is a key part of this event—an opportunity to exhibit your products and services to a large number of IAAP Producer Members.
Located on the 1st floor of the hotel during the convention on March 3rd

$325 per space
Price includes 10’ wide by 8’ deep space with an 8’ tall backdrop, a display table (8’x2’), chairs, electrical outlets, wireless internet, donation towards the Associates’ Luncheon held on March 3rd which entitles your company special recognition in the Convention program and during lunch. 
Note: all companies participating in the Expo must purchase booth space and pay the $150 registration fee for each attendee and booth worker.

This booth configuration will be available to the first 72 associates & a limited number of corner booths will be available. Please indicate your needs on the registration form.

Again this year, attendees can win door prizes for visiting your company in the expo.


For all attendees, we block rooms at the Springfield Crowne Plaza. Crowne Plaza reservations: (217) 529-7777. We also secure a block of rooms at the neighboring Holiday Inn Express. Holiday Inn Express reservations: (217) 529-7771.  Other nearby hotels are listed below.

Hilton Garden Inn

3100 S Dirksen Pkwy

(217) 529-7171  ‎


Hampton Inn

3185 S Dirksen Pkwy

(217) 529-1100

Drury Inn & Suites

3180 S Dirksen Pkwy

(217) 529-3900


Microtel Inn & Suites

2636 Sunrise Dr.

(217) 753-2636

Comfort Suites

2620 S Dirksen Pkwy

(217) 753-4000  ‎


Candlewood Suites

2501 Sunrise Dr.

(217) 522-5100

Country Inn & Suites

3092 Stevenson Dr.

(217) 544-5151 ‎


Residence Inn

2915 Stanford Ave.

(217) 527-1100


2016 Convention Program Coming Soon