Opening Speaker and astronaut Mike Mullane will deliver a powerful message on an employee's role in keeping themselves and their teams safe in hazardous environments during his talk entitled, “Countdown to Safety.” He uses the space shuttle Challenger disaster to define this term, its safety consequences and how individuals and teams can defend themselves from the phenomenon. 

Mullane was selected as a mission specialist in 1978 in the first group of space shuttle astronauts. He completed three space missions aboard the shuttles Discovery and Atlantis before retiring from NASA and the Air Force in 1990. Mullane has been inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame and is the recipient of many awards, including the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit and the NASA Space Flight Medal.

The Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique is the largest gathering of its kind involving field blasters, manufacturers of explosives related products, educators and researchers. The conference provides a forum for the discussion of practical and technical information as well as presentation of the latest discoveries in the commercial explosives industry worldwide. ISEE members and non-members are invited to submit ideas for papers to be presented at the conference. Presented papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference.

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The ISEE Board of Directors Election is now underway. Eligible voters, all members in good standing with the exception of student members, can cast votes until Nov. 30, 2017. 

Eligible voters with an email on file should have received an email with step-by-step instructions for casting a vote online. Members who don’t have an email address on file will soon be receiving print ballots in the mail.

Elected officers and directors for 2018 will take office at the 44th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique to be held Jan. 28–31, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas.

Your opinion matters. Take part in this year’s election. For more information, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Registration is now open for the 44th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique. It will be held Jan. 28 - 31, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

As many as 1,600 blasters, manufacturers, government officials and suppliers will gather from all over the world to gain new insights and form new business alliances. Participation will be strong as the largest conference of its kind in the explosives industry visits San Antonio for the first time.  

The 2018 program includes a dynamic education program featuring technical sessions, poster session and workshops combined with more than 130 exhibits on the latest technology. In addition to the full conference, the Blasters Weekend Package, commencing on Saturday, Jan. 27, will include the popular Blasters Training Seminar, the Blasters R Us Video Roundup, a regulatory panel discussion and more.

In addition, educational programs, books, DVDs and ISEE apparel will be sold at the ISEE bookstore, including the 18th Edition ISEE Blasters’ Handbook (print and digital) and the 44th Annual Conference Proceedings, featuring all the technical papers from leading industry experts.

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Calling all students looking to make a mark in the explosives industry!  The ISEE Conference Program Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Student Papers to be presented at the 44th Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique, the largest gathering of its kind involving field blasters, manufacturers of explosives related products, educators and researchers, to be held Jan. 28 - 31, 2018, San Antonio, Texas.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to network with senior researchers and professionals from academia and the industry. Ideas should be submitted in a 200-400 word abstract highlighting the major points of the proposed 8-10 page paper and be approved by the student's faculty adviser. Papers addressing all explosives and blasting-related topics will be considered. Accepted papers will be assigned to either a technical session or Blasters Forum Poster Session. Papers received by the deadline, with paid conference registration, will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

Please contact the conference director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the online student submission instructions. Abstract submissions must be in by Oct. 1, 2017. The deadline for your paper submission is Nov. 1, 2017.

Submit your abstract by Oct. 1, 2017.

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