Events and Activities

2018 International Explosives Safety Symposium & Exposition -- AUGUST 6-10, 2018
San Diego, CA
Location: Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Join NDIA and co-host, DOD Explosives Safety Board, as we unite to collaborate with leading explosives safety experts from military, government agencies, industry, and academia.  This multi-faceted event hosts a networking environment with an exposition and an extraordinary educational platform with technical sessions, prospective tutorials and/or training workshop.  Explosives safety communities should attend this forum for knowledge sharing, aligning best practices, and new approaches for the advancement and communication of the technical aspects of explosives throughout the munitions life cycle.

Topics and issues crucial for the explosives safety community:

  • Explosives Safety Policies/Practices
  • Risk Analysis/Management
  • Accident Prevention
  • Operational Risk Assessments of Munitions
  • Hazard Classification
  • Explosives Safety Siting
  • Protective Construction
  • Lightning Protection
  • Insensitive Munitions
  • Weapons Disposal
International and domestic safety professionals from industry, military, government, and academia who are working within the explosives safety community should attend this forum.

Call for papers, registration, and lodging information will be available in January 2018 on the website here:

For exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, contact Sarah O'Hanley at or via tel: (703) 247-9460.

EXPLO TECH 2018 -- International Exhibition and Discussion Board of Technology, engineering, applications, equipment, logistics, products and services of the Brazilian explosive materials industry.  October 16-17, 2018, Frel Caneca Exhibition Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

BEST OF THE WEST Conference -- April 18-20, 2018

CIE/IGUS (EPP) Meetings - Ottawa, Canada -- April 15-20, 2018

IMESAFR v2.1 Training (11-13 April 2018) in Ottawa, ON, Canada -- at 18th International Conference of Chief Inspectors of Explosives.  In addition to IMESAFR v2.1 Training, a class will be offered for an Upgrade 2.0 to 2.1 for those who have completed IMESAFR 2.0 Training and do not wish to take the full v2.1 course.

Training for the AN Module will also be offered to those who have completed IMESAFR 2.0 or 2.1 training. Both the Upgrade class and AN Module are 1/2 day courses to be held in Ottawa non-concurrently - 18 April 2018.

2018 Critical Manufacturing (CM) Security Conference - Registration and Information
March 22, 2018 -- Hosted by Aerojet Rocketdyne -- Held at Boeing Facility - Huntsville, AL
Seating will be limited at Security Conference and offered on a first come, first serve basis.
Registration is required via the following GovEvents Link 

Cooperative Hazardous Material Enforcement Development (COHMED) Program
Part of Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)
Garden Grove, CA
January 29- February 2, 2018

ISEE Blasters' Conference -- Grand Hyatt Riverwalk Hotel -- San Antonio, TX
January 28-31, 2018


October 23-25, 2018   Huntsville, AL
July 17-19, 2018   Huntsville, AL
May 1-3, 2018   Huntsville, AL
April 11-13, 2018   Ottawa, Canada
January 24-26, 2018 ISEE Conf-Grand Hyatt Hotel San Antonio, TX

IMESAFR Training is offered 3 times a year at APT Research, Inc., in Huntsville, AL and in other places throughout the world. For the latest training schedule, click here.

If you would like to attend, but are unavailable for the dates listed above, or are interested in training at your facility, or want more information about IMESAFR training, please contact Mary Robinson at  APT Research.