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2023 Annual Meeting Registration is Now Open!

IME is excited to be hosting our 2023 Annual Meeting in the Florida Keys in beautiful Islamorada. Attendees can look forward to networking events, engaging information sessions, productive committee meetings, and our Annual Awards Banquet. You won't want to miss this opportunity to celebrate 110 years of IME history, collaborate with your industry colleagues and enjoy the warm Florida sunshine!

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Hotel Information

Our meeting will be held at Cheeca Lodge Resort & Spa., 81801 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, Florida, 3303. Hotel reservations are now closed.


For more information on IME's meetings and upcoming events, please contact Alexandria Caron at


This agenda will be updated further to reflect any changes prior to our Annual Meeting.

Monday, October 16
5:00PM - 7:00PM Welcome Reception Nikai Sundeck
Tuesday, October 17
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Networking Breakfast Islamorada I
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Keynote: MSHA Safety Initiatives with Brian Goepfert, Administrator for Mine Safety and Health Enforcement Islamorada I
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM 
Incident Reports
(IME members only)
Islamorada III
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Safety, Health & Environmental Affairs Committee Meeting
Islamorada III
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch w/Panel: Tomorrow's Workforce - A Conversation with IME's Academic Members
Islamorada I
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Transportation, Distribution & Security Committee Meeting
Islamorada III
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Steering Committee Meeting
(Committee Members Only)
Islamorada II
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Technical Committee Meeting
Islamorada III
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Government Affairs Committee Meeting
Islamorada II
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM IMEPAC Reception (Prior Approved Only) North Beach
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Networking Reception  North Beach
Wednesday, October 18
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast Islamorada I
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM Keynote: Workforce Solutions with Brian Turmail, Vice President of Public Affairs & Strategic Initiatives at Associated General Contractors of America Islamorada I
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Board of Governors Meeting Islamorada III
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch Islamorada I
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Networking/Optional Excursions Various
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Awards Banquet Cocktail Hour Islamorada Fish Co. (Beachside)
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Awards Banquet and Ceremony Islamorada Fish Co. (Beachside)

Committee Meetings

Please use the Table of Contents below to access the Annual Meeting Materials


  1. Table of Attendees

  2. FAQ & Fact Sheet

  3. Safety, Health & Environmental Affairs Committee

  4. Transportation, Distribution & Security Committee

  5. Technical Committee

  6. Steering Committee

  7. Board of Governors

  8. Personnel Directory

  9. Articles of Incorporation & Bylaws

  10. CVI & SSI

*All Materials Can be Found in the "Agendas" section of each committee page.


Guest Speakers

Goepfert HeadshotSession I
Tuesday, October 17th - Breakfast

MSHA Safety Initiatives

Brian Goepfert, Administrator for Mine Safety and Health Enforcement

Brian began his MSHA career in 2000 as a mine safety and health inspector and currently serves as administrator for mine safety and health enforcement.  He has held a variety of positions during his career, including field office supervisor, assistant district manager, acting district manager, chief of safety, deputy administrator, regional administrator, director of education policy and development.  Originally from Wisconsin, Brian earned a bachelor’s degree in safety management while attending the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  He now resides in Florida and enjoys boating and sending time outdoors with his wife. 

Session II
Tuesday, October 17th - Lunch

Tomorrow’s Workforce – A Conversation With IME’s Academic Members


Calnan Headshot

Josh Calnan, PhD, PE

Director, University of Kentucky Explosives Research Team
Assistant Professor, Department of Mining Engineering
University of Kentucky





Eliasson HeadshotVeronica Eliasson, PhD

Associate Professor
Colorado School of Mines

Veronica Eliasson is an associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Eliasson obtained an MS degree in Vehicle Engineering and a PhD in Mechanics from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, under Prof. Apazidis.
Dr. Eliasson then spent two years as postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology working with Profs. Rosakis and Dimotakis. In 2009, Dr. Eliasson joined the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department at University of Southern California as an assistant professor. In 2016, Dr. Eliasson joined the Structural Engineering Department at University of California, San Diego. Dr. Eliasson is the 2020 recipient of the F. Zandman Award through the Society of Experimental Mechanics.
Dr. Eliasson’s research interests are multi-disciplinary and range from shock wave dynamics to fracture mechanics — all explored relying on a strong foundation of experimental mechanics coupled with different types of ultra high-speed photography techniques. Dr. Eliasson is passionate about promoting research experiences for diverse groups of high school students, undergraduate students and graduate students through participation in laboratory experiments.

turmail HeadshotSession III
Wednesday, October 18th - Breakfast

Workforce Solutions

Brian Turmail, Vice President Public Affairs & Strategic Initiatives, Associated General Contractors of America

As Vice President of Public Affairs and Strategic Initiatives, Brian Turmail’s role is to develop and oversee all public, member and chapter communications activities for the 27,000 member construction trade association.  He works directly with national, regional and local media to generate coverage of the construction industry and AGC’s major policy priorities. He is also helping oversee the implementation of the association’s Centennial “Future Focus” plan designed to position the association to help member firms thrive amid the significant technological, process and labor transformations taking place within the industry. He also plays a lead role in organizing AGC of America’s workforce development initiatives.  And he is a member of the board of directors of AGC Charities Inc, the association’s charitable arm, where he oversees Operation Opening Doors projects that get volunteer contractors to renovate facilities for worthwhile groups, including veterans and members of the disabled community. Turmail resides in Washington, D.C.

Thank you to our 2023 Annual Meeting Sponsors

Gold Sponsors
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Silver Sponsors
Orica USA
Bronze Sponsors

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Sponsorship Opportunities

IME is now offering sponsorship opportunities for companies that would like to provide additional support for the meeting while getting your name in front of key audiences. If you have any questions or are interested in sponsoring the meeting, please contact Alexandria Caron at and click here for more information.

July sponsor opps