More than 1,800 people from around the world met Jan. 27-30, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn., for the 45th Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique, setting a new attendance record for the ISEE conference on explosives engineering.
The conference included technical and poster sessions, workshops, industry socials and more than 180 exhibits showcasing latest technology. Keynote presenter and futurist David Houle kicked off the event with his discussion on emerging global trends and how they could affect the future of the explosives industry.
The online SEE Education Foundation auction, which wrapped up Tuesday, Jan. 29, raised nearly $8,000. Big-ticket items included one-of-a-kind quilt from Crazy Horse Memorial, a lifetime ISEE membership and an Alaskan dog sledding adventure.
The money raised through the auction will go to the Education Foundation ISEE Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to college students from across the globe who are pursuing careers in the blasting industry.
Ronald Elliott, International Blasting Consultants, won the Distinguished Service Award; Paul Downing, Lancer Insurance Company, and David True, Austin Powder Company, were honored with the Industry Service Award; Mark Dean, Texcel, Melvin Fletcher, Dyno Nobel, Cristian Rodriguez, Split Engineering, were awarded the President's Award; Donald McNeil, PDK Inc., was awarded the Blaster's Leadership Award; Donald Thompson, Thunderbird Mining Systems, was honored with the Driller's Leadership Award; and Gonzalo Marias, Austin Powder Argentina, won the Paper of the Year Award.
Get ready for the 45th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique by downloading the official mobile app to help you maximize your time at the event. Download the app to view the complete schedule and add your favorite exhibitors and sessions to the personalized planner for convenient on-the-go access before and during the conference. Be sure to check the app often. More information will be added soon.
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We're now accepting video submissions for the Blasters R Us Video Round Up. Submit your 5 to 7 minute video today, and be part of the wildly popular showing during the Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique.
The deadline to submit your video is Sunday, Jan. 13. Submit yours today.
Good news for those who haven’t registered for the 45th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique yet: We’ve extended the on-time registration rates. Sign up by Thursday, Jan. 10 to take advantage of the registration rate.
The 45th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique is the world’s largest conference on explosives engineering. More than 1,600 industry leaders, government officials and manufactures from around the globe are expected. The conference will be from Jan. 27–30, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. To register, visit the ISEE conference page.
You can make an instant impact on the blasting industry by donating items to the SEE Silent Auction.
The ISEE will host an online silent auction during the 45th annual conference. Anyone with internet access and a computer or mobile device will be able to bid on dozens of packages before and during the conference.
Silent auction packages will be available for viewing and bidding for the duration of the annual conference and will end Jan. 29, 2019, during the Grand Finale Gala. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the ISEE Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to college students pursuing a technical, undergraduate, masters or doctorate degrees in fields related to the commercial explosives industries. To date, the SEE Foundation Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $662,000 to nearly 500 students.