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.

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?  pdf Download an entry form today. (304 KB)