A ribbon cutting ceremony held Wednesday, July 19 at the new ISEE headquarters was attended by Brad Sellers, Warrensville Heights Mayor and retired NBA star, the ISEE Board of Directors and ISEE staff. The board of directors was in Cleveland for ISEE’s mid-year board meeting. ISEE President Jim Daley held the honor of cutting the ribbon and officially opening ISEE’s new headquarters. The mayor was then given a tour of the building before heading out to his next engagement.

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Back Row (From Left to Right): Lon Santis, director; Ric Hosley, Jr., vice president, technical; Kurt Oakes, director; Daniel Leach, director; Mike Allen, director; John Watson, director; Middle Row (From Left to Right): Bill Hissem, director; Jay Schafler, director; Alastair Torrance, vice president, administration; Bill Reisz, director; Cam Thomas, director; Janeen Smith, secretary; Jerome Duval, Warrensville Heights economic development director; Braden Lusk, treasurer; Tristan Worsey, director; Front Row (From Left to Right): Warrensville Heights Mayor Brad Sellers; Jack Eloranta, past president; Jim Daley, president; Winston Forde, executive director

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 26th 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 has been extended to Monday, Jan. 7. So what are you waiting for? Download an entry form today.

Photo Contest Form (PDF)

Meet and network with our industry’s key decision makers, sit in on ISEE board of directors meetings and provide input on the direction of ISEE committees and student chapters. Apply for the 2018-2019 student board of directors seat today.

The position is a one year term that runs concurrently with the presiding ISEE President’s term. To be eligible, applicants must belong to an ISEE student chapter and have approval from their chapter and institution prior to applying.

Applicants who have applied for the position before are encouraged to resubmit an application. The final deadline is Friday, June 22. Download the PDF below for all the position requirements and instructions on how to submit an application.

Download the Announcement (PDF)

The deadline to apply for an SEE scholarship is Friday, May 11. To be eligible, students must be, or plan to be, pursuing a technical, undergraduate, master’s or doctorate degree in fields of study related to the commercial explosives industries. Students will be assessed on their academic and professional achievements, their goals related to the industry, personal challenges narrative and statement of financial need.

The SEE Education Foundation will be awarding $81,000 in scholarships. Each year, the Scholarship Committee reviews and scores applications from students in a wide range of disciplines and make awards ranging from $1,500 to a top award of $7,500 to one well-qualified student.

The SEE Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization created in 1996 to serve the long-term education interests of the explosives industry through the development of education and training materials, championing the inclusion of explosives instruction in engineering curricula and awarding scholarships to eligible students.

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