ILI holds two annual dinner meetings: one in spring and one in fall. The ILI board of directors typically meets for lunch, and Institute members gather in the evening for dinner and presentations. Held in the Bloomington area, attendees generally use these as opportunities to meet with their customers and suppliers, to greet old friends and make new ones along the way. The evening meetings include updates from the director on Institute activities, and new members of the Institute are recognized and introduced. Recent meetings, under the direction of the ILI marketing committee, have been very interesting and well received.