Annual Convention and Aggregate Miner Safety Conference

April 10-12, 2018

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. 

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Safety Conference




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, April 10th and will conclude by noon on Wednesday, April 11th.

The IAAP Convention will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11th with informative seminars focusing on aggregate industry issues followed by the Sustainability Reception at 5:00 p.m. and a 50th anniversary celebration. On Thursday, April 12th the day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with 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

Tuesday, April 10th

(2017 program details below)

  • Risk Tolerance

  • Embracing Effective Communication Skills that Drive Safety Excellence

  • MSHA’s Priority Issues and Safety Concerns

  • IDNR Aggregate Awards

  • Rigging Safety

  • Blasting Safety

  • Supervisor Responsibilities

  • Safety, Employee Engagement and Fun: Perfect Combination for Safety Success

Wednesday, April 11th

  • “Interactive Workstations at Annual Refresher Training” Innovative Safety & Health Leadership Program

  • Electrical and Fire Safety: “The Magic of Fire”

  • Fall Protection Presentation and Demo

All the Details Here

Registration Fee
$75 IAAP Member or $85 Non-member
includes seminars and food & beverages at all social gatherings

2018 Convention


Wednesday, April 11th

1:00 p.m. Extended education programs
1:30 Aggregate Policy Seminar
5:00 Sustainability Reception

6:00 50th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, April 12th

7:00 a.m. Check in, Breakfast and Silent Auction opens
8:30 Expo, Opening Session, Safety Awards
10:30 Morning Seminars
12:00 Associates and Awards Luncheon
1:15 p.m. Expo and Afternoon Seminars
4:00 Keynote Speakers and Closing Session
4:45 Expo and Evening Reception


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 February 22nd.

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 April 10th - 11th

$275 IAAP Member

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

Price includes recognition as a safety conference 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 April 12th

$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 April 12th 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 using the links near the top of this page.

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


Hotel Information

For all attendees, we block rooms at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. 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