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Voting has ended for the 2015 board of directors. Everyone at the ISEE would like to thank all the members who participated and gave feedback. Just a reminder: All votes and feedback were completely anonymous, and the election results will be announced at the 2015 Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give us a call at 440.349.4400.

Do you have a knack for photography and some great shots of a recent job you’d like to share? Submit them to our 22nd annual photo contest, sponsored by Instantel, for a chance to win a $500 gift certificate to the ISEE Blasters' Library.

The winner will be announced during our 41st Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique held Feb. 1 to Feb. 4, 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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, 2014. So what are you waiting for? pdf Download an entry form today (510 KB) .

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, 2014. 

Eligible voters with an email on file should have received an email with step-by-step instructions for casting a vote online. Print ballots and candidate bios were also mailed to members who don’t have an email address on file. 

The election packets include a ballot and bios of each candidate. We ask all voters to please read each bio carefully, and place your vote for the candidates who 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 2015 will take office at the annual membership meeting at the 41st Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique, to be held Feb. 1-4, 2015, at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana 

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


Registration is now open for the 41st Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique. This International Society of Explosives Engineers event is the largest conference of its kind, bringing together more than 1,600 industry leaders, manufacturers, government officials and members of academia from around the globe. 

The 41st annual conference will be from Feb. 1-4, 2015, at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, in New Orleans, Louisiana. And it will be four days packed full of technical sessions, poster presentations, networking opportunities, special student and international events and an exhibit hall with nearly 130 companies showing off the latest products and technology in the explosives industry. 

Attendee favorites like the Blasters Video Round Up and the ISEE awards banquet and auction finale will all be back for 2015. In 2014, the auction raised more than $20,000 for the second consecutive year, with proceeds benefiting the SEE Education Foundation Scholarship Fund.

For more information, visit the ISEE conference page or call 440.349.4400.


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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 41st 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 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb. 1 - 4, 2015.

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. The deadline for your paper submission is Nov. 1, 2014.

If you have any questions, please contact the conference director or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.