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.

Board of Directors

The ISEE Nominating Committee is seeking nominations of candidates for the ISEE Board of Directors fall 2015 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 2016 Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique.

Click here to nominate a candidate.

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.

ISEE Website Login

You will be prompted to log into the ISEE website to access both forms. 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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