The 19th Pennsylvania Drilling and Blasting Conference was held November 14-15, 2019, at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, PA.
The conference welcomed underground and surface blasters, engineers, suppliers and other professionals associated with drilling, blasting and explosives. This year’s conference involved more than 400 people, 54 exhibit booths and two outdoor large drill exhibits.
The conference program committee, which is comprised of university faculty, staff and industry leaders, developed a program that highlighted a varied and impressive list of 31 speakers and range of useful subject matter. The conference also included three breakout sessions, which
focused on topics related to underground, drilling, and blasting calculations. These breakout sessions focused on relevant real-world practices and concepts in drilling and blasting.
This conference is sponsored by Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of ISEE, the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of ISEE, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. In addition, this conference had ten company sponsors.