Welcome to the home of the Best in the West! This site was created to bring together two great chapters of the International Society of Explosives Engineers, the Northern Plains Chapter and the Black Hill Chapter, and one great conference, the Best in the West Drilling and Blasting Conference.
This site was constructed to make it easier for individuals or companies to pay membership dues, register for the Best in the West Conference, stay in touch with upcoming events, and keep up-to-date with the drilling and blasting industry.
Please take some time and navigate through the site. Don't forget to check the sponsorship page. These companies help support both chapters and without their help this web site would not be possible.
After monitoring the projected COVID status, work schedules, fall events and other conferences, it was decided to cancel the Best in the West Conference for 2021. Please make plans to attend the 2022 Best in the West Conference on April 20, 21 & 22, 2022, in Spearfish, South Dakota. Special welcome back events are being planned!
We would also love to hear from you or answer any questions about the conference that you may have. Give us your thoughts by clicking on the "Contact us" tab to send us an email.