Registration is now open for the 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique to be held Jan. 31 - Feb. 3, 2016, at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

As many as 1,600 blasters, manufacturers, government officials and suppliers gather from all over the world to gain new insights and to form new business alliances. Participation will be strong as the largest conference of its kind in the explosives industry comes together in Las Vegas. 

The 2016 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. 30, will include the popular Blasters Training Seminar, the Blasters R Us Video Roundup, a regulatory panel discussion and more.

Educational programs, materials and merchandise will be sold at the ISEE Bookstore, featuring the newly released printing of the 18th Edition Blasters’ Handbook, Explosives Database DVD, the Level One ISEE Certificate Program and much more. Many of the Bookstore merchandise will be on-hand in addition to the 42nd Annual Conference Proceedings, featuring all the technical papers from leading industry experts. Register today.

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 42nd 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. 31 - Feb. 3, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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 advisor. 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, 2015. The deadline for your paper submission is Nov. 2, 2015. For questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Do you have a knack for photography and some great shots of a recent job you’d like to share? Submit them to our 23rd annual photo contest 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.

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, 2015. So what are you waiting for?  Download an entry form today.

Exhibitor registration is now open for the 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique held Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2016, at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Showcase your organization's latest technology, equipment, design, products and services to the global explosives marketplace. 

This annual event, with as many as 1,600 blasters, manufacturers, government officials and suppliers, is the premiere international forum for targeting the hands-on explosives user. Be sure to reserve your exhibit booth today. Register now.

The deadline to submit an abstract of your recent research or work has passed. If you submitted an abstract, and it's selected, you will have the opportunity to present your findings at the 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique. 

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.