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Did you have a recent breakthrough on a project? Submit your findings for a chance to present your work at the world’s largest conference on explosives engineering.

Abstracts for the 47th Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique, to be held Feb. 7-10, 2021, at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Fla., are now being accepted by the International Society of Explosives Engineers.

Papers addressing all explosives and blasting related topics will be considered. Accepted papers will be scheduled for one of the technical sessions or the Blasters Forum, a multimedia poster event with one-on-one interaction between the author and the audience.

Abstracts of approximately 200-400 words are due by May 29, 2020. Please contact us if you do not receive confirmation within two weeks of submitting your abstract. Chapter sponsored abstracts/papers must be submitted by the deadline.

What’s new this Year
In previous years, students had separate calls for papers and separate deadlines. To streamline the submission process, this will be the only call for papers this year for both industry professionals and students.

COVID-19 and Deadlines
Because of COVID-19, deadlines throughout the entire paper submission process have already been extended. Check the abstract submission site for all the details. If you would like to submit an abstract, but feel you might not be able to meet the paper deadlines because of a project put on temporary hold, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About the Conference
The Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique is the largest gathering of its kind involving field blasters, manufacturers of explosives-related products, educators and researchers. The conference provides a forum for the discussion of practical and technical information as well as presentation of the latest discoveries in the commercial explosives industry worldwide. ISEE members and non-members are invited to submit ideas for papers to be presented at the conference.
Presented papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference and at onemine.org, which is home to more than 124,000 articles, technical papers, books in the explosives, mining, minerals and tunneling industries from ISEE, SME, NIOSH, AusIMM, CIM, SAIMM, TMS, IMPC, DFI and IIMP.

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The ISEE Membership Directory and Desk Reference is the most comprehensive who’s who publication in the explosives industry. Now you can make your company shine and target explosives industry leaders by advertising in the Membership Directory Yellow Pages.

Ads start at $125. Reserve yours today. The deadline is Monday, April 27. For more information, contact Dede Manross at 801.942.5650 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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An order for all Ohioans to stay at home starting at 11:59 p.m. Monday has been ordered by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, which affects us at ISEE.

The order includes three parts:

  1. Stay at home order allows for leaving home for health and safety, necessary supplies and services, outdoor activity, take care of others – family members, friends, pets in another household
  2. The identification of essential workers and businesses
  3. Each business that is allowed to stay open must follow good health, safety protocol, such as maintaining six foot distance, washing hands, hand sanitizing products, separate operating hours for vulnerable populations, online and remote access for customers

ISEE staff has been working remotely for the past week and will continue to do so until the lock down order is lifted on April 6. Bookstore orders and all correspondences sent via mail will be responded to after the lock down has been lifted.

As always, we are focused on making sure we still provide our members the best customer service during this time. We can be reached by phone at (440) 349-4400 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ISEE has been actively monitoring the evolving situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the potential impact to our members, employees and chapters.

ISEE’s office is closed to the public starting Monday, March 16 in accordance with CDC recommendations on COVID-19 regarding social distancing.

While the ISEE office is closed to the public, business is still open. Our staff is focused on making sure we still provide our members the best customer service during this time. As always, you can reach us by phone at (440) 349-4400 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The SEE Education Foundation will be awarding $92,500 USD in scholarships to students pursuing degrees related to the explosives industry. The scholarship acceptance period is Feb. 28, 2020, to May 8, 2020.

To be eligible, students must be, or plan to be, pursuing a technical, undergraduate, graduate or doctorate degree in a field related to the commercial explosives industries. Students will be assessed on academic and professional achievements, industry goals, a personal challenges narrative and a brief statement of financial need.

Each year, the scholarship committee reviews and scores applications from students in a wide range of disciplines and makes awards ranging from $1,500 USD to a top award of $7,500 USD to well-qualified students.

About the SEE Education Foundation
The SEE Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization created in 1996 to serve the long-term education interests of the explosives industry through the development of education and training materials, championing the inclusion of explosives instruction in engineering curricula and awarding scholarships to eligible students.

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