2017 MIA+BSI Study Tour

MIA+BSI plans for two full days of touring quarries and fabrication facilities from within the Indiana limestone belt. We’ll base our operations from the historic West Baden Springs Hotel. Expect to view a full range of quarry, fabrication and carving operations, including an underground quarry, and experience some fun, networking activities.

Inclusive Registration:
Registration will include 3 nights lodging at West Baden Springs Hotel; Sunday and Tuesday dinners; two breakfasts; two lunches; and all event transportation. Additional nights lodging are available pre and post event, if desired, and based on hotel occupancy.  Non-lodging and Dinner Only packages will be offered where practical. Registration will open in late spring 2017.


Sponsorships are always welcome and are a great way to further advance your connection to the attendees. Multiple sponsors needed per level. All levels receive website, onsite and newsletter recognition. 
                Putt ‘n Drive Sponsor $1500 (sign at golf course)
                Sunday Reception Sponsor $1000 (sign on bar)
                Tuesday Reception Sponsor $1000 (sign on bar)
                Bus Sponsor $750 (bus signage)
                T-Shirt Only Sponsor $500

Planned Visits:
Bybee Stone Company, Ellettsville
Indiana Limestone Company, Bloomington
3D Stone Company, Bloomington
TexaCon Cut Stone, Bloomington
W.F. Meyers Company, Bedford
Elliott Stone Company, Bedford (underground quarry & fabrication)
Diamond Stone Technologies, Bedford
Architectural Stone Sales, Bedford

Sunday evening reception and dinner on the veranda at West Baden Springs Hotel.
Monday night on your own!
Tuesday evening reception and dinner in the pavilion at picturesque Pete Dye Golf Course.  

Optional Day in Planning:
Wednesday September 13 -Tour of Indiana University campus – sponsored by Indiana Limestone Institute.

Note:  This aspect of our event is still in the planning stage.  Transportation to/from Bloomington will be provided for those who purchase this optional day. One night additional stay at West Baden Springs Hotel should be anticipated. Optional Day details and price will be determined prior to registration launch.

Hotel Amenities:

Complimentary shuttle to all hotel venues
Gaming Casino at French Lick Hotel
Indoor/Outdoor pools
Fitness Center
Horseback riding stables
Bicycle rentals
Bowling at French Lick Hotel
Walking paths
Quaint downtown

Preferred Airport to West Baden Springs Hotel:
SDF - Louisville International Airport is closest airport to West Baden. About 1.5 hours (65 miles).
IND - Indianapolis International Airport is about 2 hours (92 miles).

Average high 78. Average low 56. Event is rain or shine. Hard hats and safety glasses will be provided as required. Closed toe shoes are recommended.


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