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You can make an instant impact on the blasting industry by donating items to the SEE Silent Auction.

The ISEE will host an online silent auction during the 45th annual conference. Anyone with internet access and a computer or mobile device will be able to bid on dozens of packages before and during the conference.

Silent auction packages will be available for viewing and bidding for the duration of the annual conference and will end Jan. 29, 2019, during the Grand Finale Gala. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the ISEE Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to college students pursuing a technical, undergraduate, masters or doctorate degrees in fields related to the commercial explosives industries. To date, the SEE Foundation Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $662,000 to nearly 500 students.

This is a great opportunity to showcase your company name at the conference and help the future of the explosives industry. Contact Patrick Lang at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 440.349.4400 for more information.

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Make your plans now to attend the ISEE 45th Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique, and register by Nov. 30 to receive discounted early bird rates. The event will be held Jan. 27 - 30, 2019, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

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.

The 2019 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. 26, will include the popular Blasters Training Seminar, the Blasters R Us Video Roundup, a regulatory panel discussion and more.

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, featuring all the technical papers from leading industry experts.

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Opening speaker David Houle is a futurist, thinker and speaker. He will discuss emerging global trends and how they could affect the future of the explosives industry. Houle spent more than 20 years in media and entertainment. He has worked at NBC, CBS and was part of the senior executive team that created and launched MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and CNN Headline News.

Houle has won two Emmys, the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and the Heartland award for Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream. He was also nominated for an Academy Award.

Throughout the last 11 years, he has delivered more than 900 keynotes and presentations in 16 countries. Houle is often called "the CEOs’ Futurist," having spoken to or advised more than 4,000 CEOs and business owners throughout the past decade.

He will give his presentation at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28 at opening session of the 45th Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique held in Nashville, Tenn.

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Registration is now open for the International Society of Explosives Engineers' 45th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique. It will be held Jan. 27 - 30, 2019, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

As many as 1,600 blasters, manufacturers, government officials and suppliers will gather from all over the world to gain new insights and form new business alliances. Participation will be strong as the largest conference of its kind in the explosives industry returns to Music City.

The 2019 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. 26, will include the popular Blasters Training Seminar, the Blasters R Us Video Roundup, a regulatory panel discussion and more.

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, featuring all the technical papers from leading industry experts.

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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 45th 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. 27 – 30, 2019, Nashville, Tenn.

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 adviser. 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, 2018. The deadline for your paper submission is Nov. 1, 2018.

Submit your abstract by Oct. 1, 2018.