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.

Exhibitor registration is now open for ISEE’s 44th Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique, scheduled Jan. 28 - 31, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

Don’t miss this opportunity to reserve space at the largest gathering in the world of its kind—bringing together exhibitors and buyers in the commercial explosives marketplace. As many as 1,600 blasters, manufacturers, government officials and suppliers will gather from all over the world to gain new insights and ideas and form new business alliances. Each year more than 130 exhibit booths are filled by recognized companies who showcase their latest technology, equipment, designs, products and services.

Reserve your space today by completing the exhibitor acceptance and registration form and returning it with your payment. Exhibit space is assigned in the order in which applications and payments are received. We encourage you to reserve your booth online and view the floor plan. Act now to reserve your booth to ensure you are assigned the exhibit space that will best meet your organization's needs. Space is selling fast!

Be sure to reserve your booth at the 44th Annual Conference and actively participate with the experts in this industry. Show your support and become a sponsor. See the last page of the exhibitor agreement for available marketing opportunities. This is an event you cannot afford to miss. Contact ISEE at (440) 349-4400 for questions and additional information.

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Do you have a knack for photography and some great shots of a recent job you’d like to share? Submit them to our 25th annual photo contest for a chance to win a $500 gift certificate to the ISEE Bookstore.

The winner will be announced during our 44th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique held Jan. 28–31, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas.

There are categories for blasters and drillers at work, construction blasting, quarrying and mining, demolition blasting, specialty blasting and student entries. All submissions will be judged on composition, content and quality.

The deadline to enter is Dec. 1, 2017. So what are you waiting for? Download an entry form today.

Photo Contest Form (PDF)

Call for Papers

The ISEE Conference Program Committee is issuing an industry wide Call for Papers to be presented at the 44th Annual Conference and published in the Conference Proceedings. Here’s your chance to share your techniques, strategies, solutions, product innovations and research discoveries with your peers.

 

Submit an Abstract View Your Abstracts

 

Abstract Guidelines

Ideas should be submitted in the form of a 200-400 word abstract (summary) highlighting the major points of your 8-10 page paper. Papers may not be commercial in nature. It should be written so that it makes sense standing on its own and should cover the work done, recommendations made, conclusions drawn as a result of the project, case or study.

Abstracts must be submitted using this submission site by May 12, 2017. Chapter sponsored papers must be submitted by the deadline.

 

Peer Review Process

Abstracts are considered by a committee of explosives industry professionals using a blind review process. The committee will determine the paper’s relevance and substance based on the following criteria:

  • Purpose and reason for work
  • Quality and quantity of data
  • Experimental procedures
  • Application to industry
  • Conclusions based on data presented

 

Selection and Acceptance

Abstracts will be used only for tentative selection. Final selection and acceptance is based on the completed paper submitted on time.

 

Author Instructions

Detailed instructions regarding paper format and presentation requirements will be posted on the submission site after you receive the notification of abstract acceptance.

 

Paper Presentation

The program committee will assign each paper to a session upon acceptance of the completed paper.  The paper will be assigned to a technical session or Blasters Forum Poster Session.

 

Official Language

Papers must be submitted and presented in English, the official language of the conference.

 

Notification

Notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be sent by June 15, 2017.

 

Deadlines

​​​​​​​May 12, 2017                      Last day for submission of abstract

June 15, 2017                     Notification of abstract acceptance

August 15, 2017                 Last day for submission of completed paper

November 1, 2017              Notification of final paper acceptance

November 30, 2017            Conference registration deadline for authors