23rd Annual Photo Contest

The deadline to submit photos to the 23rd Annual Photo Contest is quickly approaching. The contest has categories for blasters and drillers at work; construction blasting; quarrying and mining; demolition blasting; and specialty blasting. All submissions will be judged on composition, content and quality.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Dec. 31. Get yours in before the deadline 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. So what are you waiting for?  Download an entry form today.

Blasters R Us Video Round Up

We’re now also accepting submissions for the Blasters R Us Video Round Up. A highlight of the conference, this is your chance to witness what other blasters are doing across the country and  see your blasting video on the big screen—popcorn included. Don’t miss out. Download a submission form, and upload your 5 to 7 minute video today. 

Make an instant impact in the blasting industry by donating items for the Society of Explosives Engineers Education Foundation annual auction. The money raised from this event will provide scholarships to industry college students. The auction will take place during at the 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique. To donate, download an auction donation form and email a completed copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 440.349.4400. Items will be accepted through Dec. 18, 2015.

Launched in 1975, the Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique is the world’s largest forum for commercial explosives and blasting technology, presenting the latest developments and bringing together researchers, educators, field blasters and manufacturers. The conference will be held Jan. 31 – Feb. 3, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Early bird registration has ended for the 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique, but it's not too late to register. 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. Register today.

Book your Hotel Reservations

Click here to reserve your Paris Las Vegas Hotel sleeping room online, or call reservations at 1-877-603-4389. Please be sure to mention ISEE to receive the conference discount rate of $159 single/double. Guests booking rooms will also be able to take advantage of a special 50% off room Internet pricing. Do not delay in making your reservations because the hotel is expected to sell out early. Your help is needed in keeping meeting costs down by reserving your sleeping rooms at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel.


Conference attendees will receive a discount and bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines. Southwest Airlines is offering an 8% discount off Anytime & Business Select® fares and a 2% discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from the conference. Book your travel between August 15, 2015, and January 14, 2016, to take advantage of the discounted rates. Click here to take advantage of the discounted rates and book now.

SuperShuttle Las Vegas provides shared ride shuttle service from the McCarran International Airport to the Paris Las Vegas Hotel for the rate of $9.90 one way and $19.80 roundtrip. To pre purchase your tickets, click here. The group code is Q3ABP.

Celebrate the start of the fall season with ISEE. Head over to the ISEE online bookstore today and save 15% on books, DVDs, apparel and artwork. Be sure to use coupon code isee15 at checkout to redeem your discount. SEE Education Foundation items are not included. Standard shipping rates do apply.The offer ends Friday, November 6. Start shopping today.

The ISEE Board of Directors Election is now underway. Eligible voters, all members in good standing with the exception of student members, can cast votes until Dec. 1, 2015. 

Eligible voters with an email on file should have received an email with step-by-step instructions for casting a vote online. Members who don’t have an email address on file will soon be receiving print ballots in the mail.

This year, we will be raffling off the new 18th Edition Blasters’ E-Handbook to five randomly drawn voters who submit a ballot by the voting deadline. The lucky winners will be among the first people to have this yet-to-be-released e-book that will be compatible with most mobile devices and desktop computers. We will also offer voters a 10% off coupon to the ISEE Bookstore for a future purchase.

To be eligible for both, include your member ID number in the “Please enter any additional comments below” section of the survey that you’ll be asked to complete immediately after submitting your ballot. Please note: This is the only way we will be able to verify you submitted a ballot. All ballots will remain confidential. Your member ID number will only be used to contact you for the 10% off coupon and to enter you into the e-book drawing.

Aside from the post-election survey, this electronic election packet includes a ballot sheet and bios of each candidate. Please read each bio carefully, and place your vote for the candidates you feel will make the biggest positive impact on ISEE and the explosives industry while following our mission of advancing the science and art of explosives engineering.

Elected officers and directors for 2016 will take office at the 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique to be held Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Your opinion matters. Take part in this year’s election.