Did you have a recent breakthrough on a project? Submit your findings for a chance to present your work at the world’s largest conference on explosives engineering.

Abstracts for the 43rd Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique, to be held Jan. 29 – Feb. 1, 2017, at the Caribe Royale Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Fla., are now being accepted by the International Society of Explosives Engineers.

Papers addressing all explosives and blasting-related topics will be considered. Accepted papers will be scheduled for either one of the technical sessions or the Blasters Forum, a multimedia poster event with one-on-one interaction between the author and the audience.

Abstracts of approximately 200-400 words are due by May 13, 2016.The submission site, guidelines, instructions and deadlines can be viewed here. Please contact us if you do not receive confirmation within two weeks of submitting your abstract. Chapter sponsored papers must be submitted by the deadline.

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.

Get ready for the 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique by downloading the official mobile app to help you maximize your time at the event. Download the ISEE 2016 mobile app today 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.

App Features

  • View the schedule
  • Find exhibitors
  • Build your planner
  • Read speaker bios
  • Get the latest event alerts
  • Tweet and share with your friends and colleagues 

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Good news for those who haven't yet registered for the 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique. On-time registration deadline has been extended to Friday, Jan. 8. See all the conference details, and register online by clicking here.

Book your Hotel Reservation Today

Click here to reserve your Paris Las Vegas Hotel sleeping room online. Or call Paris Las Vegas Hotel directly at 1-877-603-4389. Please be sure to mention ISEE to receive the discounted rate.Guests booking rooms will also be able to take advantage of special 50% off in-room Internet fees. The hotel cutoff date has been extended and will continue to reserve rooms based on limited availability. Reserve yours today!


Three Great Reasons to Attend:

1.  Blasters Training Seminar - Saturday, Jan. 30

2.  Blasters Weekend Package - Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 30 - 31

3.  Full Conference Registration - Sunday - Wednesday, Jan. 31 - Feb. 3


Special Events:

•  Young Leaders Social - Sunday, Jan. 31, 3 - 4 p.m.

•  SEE Education Foundation Silent Auction Finale - Monday, Feb. 1, 4:30 p.m.

•  Annual Awards Banquet - Tuesday, Feb. 2, featuring an exciting performance by Bella Electric Strings (ticket required)

23rd Annual Photo Contest

The deadline to submit photos to the 23rd Annual Photo Contest is quickly approaching. The contest has categories for blasters and drillers at work; construction blasting; quarrying and mining; demolition blasting; and specialty blasting. All submissions will be judged on composition, content and quality.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Dec. 31. Get yours in before the deadline for a chance to win a $500 gift certificate to the ISEE Bookstore.

The winner will be announced during our 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique held Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. So what are you waiting for?  Download an entry form today.

Blasters R Us Video Round Up

We’re now also accepting submissions for the Blasters R Us Video Round Up. A highlight of the conference, this is your chance to witness what other blasters are doing across the country and  see your blasting video on the big screen—popcorn included. Don’t miss out. Download a submission form, and upload your 5 to 7 minute video today. 

Make an instant impact in the blasting industry by donating items for the Society of Explosives Engineers Education Foundation annual auction. The money raised from this event will provide scholarships to industry college students. The auction will take place during at the 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique. To donate, download an auction donation form and email a completed copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 440.349.4400. Items will be accepted through Dec. 18, 2015.

Launched in 1975, the Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique is the world’s largest forum for commercial explosives and blasting technology, presenting the latest developments and bringing together researchers, educators, field blasters and manufacturers. The conference will be held Jan. 31 – Feb. 3, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.