Exhibitor registration is now open for ISEE’s 44th Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique, scheduled Jan. 28 - 31, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

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 44th 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.

Reserve A Booth

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 44th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique held Jan. 28–31, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas.

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, 2017. So what are you waiting for? Download an entry form today.

Photo Contest Form (PDF)

Board of Directors

The ISEE Nominating Committee is seeking nominations of candidates for the ISEE Board of Directors fall 2018 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 2019 Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique.

Click here to nominate a candidate.


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.

ISEE Website Login

You will be prompted to log into the ISEE website to access the board of directors nomination form. Use your email address you have on file with ISEE as your username and your member ID for your password. You do not need to make an account. All ISEE members have accounts automatically created for them.

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A new fund, the Dale Ramsey Memorial Scholarship Fund, was recently launched by the SEE Education Foundation under the guidance of Tom Watts, ISEE past president. 

Dale Ramsey left a tremendous legacy in the industry and in explosives and engineering education after his passing on April 15, 2016. He helped establish ISEE chapters and regional training conferences. Dale was an ISEE past president, and for more than 40 years, he was the general manager at Senex Explosives, Inc.  His commitment to the industry touched countless lives around the world.

This new scholarship will honor the drive and passion Dale showed for ISEE and for students pursuing college degrees in the industry.

About SEE Education Foundation

The SEE Education Foundation provides scholarship funding to students pursing degrees and programs relating to the explosives industry.  At the conclusion of the 2017 scholarship period, the SEE Education Foundation will have awarded nearly $600,000. The scholarship funds have been established by families, individuals, industry supporters, ISEE chapters along with the Explosives Distributors Association and through gifts from author’s book royalties.  

Contributions to the Dale Ramsey Memorial Scholarship Fund can be made online or by sending a check to:

SEE Education Foundation
30325 Bainbridge Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44139
Memo: Dale Ramsey Memorial Scholarship Fund

Donations can also be made to any of the 27 SEE Scholarship Funds managed by ISEE. The SEE Education Foundation scholarship funds are a legacy from generous people who have loved the work that they have done and are paying forward. The financial support of scholarship funding is for those who are and will continue to be the future of our industry.

The deadline to submit an abstract of your recent research or work was extended to Tuesday, May 30. 

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.