Do you have a knack for photography and some great shots of a recent job you’d like to share? Submit them to our 21th annual photo contest, sponsored by Instantel, for a chance to win a $500 gift certificate to the ISEE Blasters Library.

The winner will be announced during our 40th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique held Feb. 9 to Feb. 12, 2014, in Denver, Colo.

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. 6, 2013. So what are you waiting for? Download an entry form today.

Exhibitor registration kicks off this week for the 40th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique held Feb. 9-12, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colo. 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. Visit the exhibitor registration page to reserve your organization’s spot today.

Board of Directors

The ISEE Nominating Committee is seeking nominations of candidates for the ISEE Board of Directors fall 2013 election. Candidates must be qualified as members of the society who have demonstrated leadership and active participation in the society and in the explosives industry.

Candidates who are elected to the board will take office February at the end of the Annual Membership Meeting that will be held at the 2014 Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique.

The slate of candidates will appear on the fall ballot. Click here to nominate a candidate online or to download a nomination form.

Awards

Nominate a coworker or colleague who has made an exceptional contribution to the fields of explosives or drilling for one of the International Society of Explosives Engineers most prestigious awards. There are three awards the ISEE is accepting nominations for:

  • Blaster’s Leadership Award: Presented to those who exemplify the blaster in the field and have given generously of time and talents in helping fellow blasters.
  • Driller’s Leadership Award: The award recognizes a drill operator, manager or drill expert who has given an extraordinary amount of time and knowledge to help fellow drillers and blasters with application, engineering or field work.
  • Distinguished Service Award: An award of merit given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of explosives engineering.

Click here to nominate a candidate online or to download a nomination form.

We’re gearing up for our 40th anniversary celebration, here at the ISEE, and we need your help. We want your old pictures of ISEE functions and conferences. The pictures may be used throughout the year, highlighting major milestones in ISEE history.

Pictures must be submitted before Aug. 1, 2013, to be considered for publication. If your pictures don’t make the cut, don’t fret. All submissions will be entered into the official ISEE archive and may be used at a future date or anniversary celebration.

So let’s make history together. Submit your pictures to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via physical mail:

International Society of Explosives Engineers
30325 Bainbridge Road
Cleveland, OH
44139-2295 USA

For questions, call 440.349.4400 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..