October 22, 2020

Virtual Fall Meeting
Education & Engineering Seminar
Thursday, October 22, 2020
9:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT


Dear Members,

Due to Covid – 19 travel restrictions and the subsequent cancelation of the physical Fall Meeting at Barnsley Resort, the Officers and Directors of The Coal Institute have decided to provide a Virtual Fall Meeting to keep our membership engaged. The Fall Meeting is The Coal Institute’s Education and Engineering Seminar, and the proceeds from the meeting provide valuable funding for the education funding/scholarships, which remain a central part of our core mission.

This year’s Virtual Fall Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 9:30 am EDT.  We have gathered industry experts to discuss the Power Generation Market outlook, the looming presidential and legislative elections and its impact on coal, and the Metallurgical Coal Market outlook.  Conference attendees will be able to participate in a Q&A session after each speaker.  The schedule of events will be as follows:


9:30     Welcome & Business Meeting

9:50     Thermal Coal Panel

             Caryl Pfeiffer, LG&E-KU

             Claston Sunanon, Orlando Utilities Commission

             John Wagner, NIPSCO

10:50   Commentary on Presidential Election and Key Congressional Races

             Drew Marrs, Director of Government Relations, Norfolk Southern

11:35   Metallurgical Coal Panel

             Bill Boyle, Independent Consultant

             Nick Cron, XCoal Energy and Resources

             Mike Hardisty, SunCoke Energy

12:20   Goodwyn Holmes Award & Installation of 2020-2021 Officers and Directors


The registration fee for the conference will only be $50 per member and $100 per non-member.  Registration is open and available on our website by clicking HERE.

To help cover the cost of the virtual conference, we are looking for corporate sponsors at various levels.  Once the conference costs are covered, all sponsorship fees will also be donated directly to the Coal Institute’s Scholarship and Education Fund.  In addition, all sponsorships in memory of B.T. Prince, who founded the engineering and educations efforts of The Coal Institute, will be applied 100% to the Scholarship and Education Fund.  Sponsorship opportunities are available as part of the registration process and are described by clicking HERE.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Lee Ann Cox at leeann@thecoalinstitute.org


Tony Rowser