Registration is now open for the International Society of Explosives Engineers' 45th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique. It will be held Jan. 27 - 30, 2019, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

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 returns to Music City.

The 2019 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. 26, 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 45th 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 45th 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. 27 – 30, 2019, Nashville, Tenn.

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, 2018. The deadline for your paper submission is Nov. 1, 2018.

Submit your abstract by Oct. 1, 2018.

Exhibitor registration is now open for ISEE’s 45th Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique, scheduled Jan. 27–30, 2019, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

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 45th 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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The 45th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique will be held Jan. 27 - 30, 2019, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. Exhibit booth space assignments will soon be underway with more booth opportunities than ever before. Organizations are invited to showcase their latest technology, equipment, design, products and services to the global explosives marketplace. To reserve exhibit space, contact ISEE or register online starting Aug. 2, 2018.

As many as 1,600 blasters, manufacturers, government officials and suppliers from all over the world are expected to gather for this conference to gain new insights and ideas and form new business alliances. Participation is expected to be strong as the largest conference of its kind in the explosives industry returns to the Music City.

This annual event is an international forum designed for the hands-on explosives user. As in past years, the 2019 program will include exhibits, technical sessions, panel discussions and educational workshops. The informative Blasters Training Seminar and the Blasters R Us Video Roundup are a few highlights of the popular Blasters Weekend package, which begins on Saturday, Jan. 26.

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 45th Annual Conference Proceedings.

About ISEE
Created in 1974, ISEE is a professional association that promotes the safety, security and controlled use of explosives. The society has more than 4,000 members and 45 chapters from around the world.

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 45th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique held Jan. 27–30, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn.

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, 2018. So what are you waiting for? Download an entry form today.

Photo Contest Form (PDF)