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2nd International Explosives Conference


18th-20th June 2024.

John McIntyre Conference Centre, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Theme title: Next Generation Energetics

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"An international conference on the fundamental science of
explosives and other energetic materials.

Next Generation Energetics

Principal Conference Themes:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Simulation and Computing
  • Synthesis and Manufacturing
  • Space Programme
  • Sustainability and Toxicology
  • Novel Explosives
  • Other related topics will be considered.
The UK’s Centre of Excellence for Energetic Materials (CoEEM), in conjunction with the Sector Skills Strategy Group (SSSG) and Cranfield University, is hosting the second International Explosives Conference 2024 (IEC-2024) in Edinburgh.

This event is for all professionals involved in the fundamental science of explosives and energetic materials. If you are interested in the science that underpins deeper understanding of explosives, propellants, pyrotechnics and gas generators, this is the event for your consideration. We invite all, from early careers through to subject matter experts to be involved.

By design the conference is unclassified to accommodate a broad international participation. The style of the event is keynote and other presentations, interactive plenaries and poster sessions. There will also be a networking drinks reception on the early evening of 18th June and a dinner on the 19th June.


We are delighted to acknowledge sponsorship from the following organisations:


Please click the image below to download a PDF detailing our sponsorship packages.


Please complete our Sponsorship Packages form to receive further information on sponsorship options.


We are delighted the following exhibitors are attending and supporting the conference.

Thermal Vision Research
Institute of Explosive Engineers
Vision Research Ametek
Frazer-Nash Consultancy
Oxford Laser Imaging
Actuators - British Energetics

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Keynote Speakers

There will be a number of keynote presentations to be announced over the coming months.

Professor Yogi Gupta Dr Felix Plasser

Dr Felix Plasser

Loughborough University

Dr Carole Rossi Professor Carole Morrison Ali Stickings

Key Dates

18 June 2024: Start of the International Explosives Conference

Editorial committee

Professor Jackie Akhavan Cranfield University
Dr Peter Portius Sheffield University
Dr William Proud Imperial College London
Professor Colin Pulham Edinburgh University
Professor Andy Tyas Sheffield University
Dr David Williamson Cambridge University

Costs and Concessions


Delegate after 1st April 2024
Three days, lunch and refreshments, networking drinks and dinner: £595

Attendance at the drinks reception and dinner: £150

Institute of Physics and Institute of Mechanical Engineers also offer grants for attending conferences.


There are also opportunities to exhibit at the event with a range of combinations by size and number of exhibitors. We are delighted that the Institute of Explosives Engineers will exhibit alongside the Centre of Excellence in Energetic Materials.

Single Space 3 Metres x 2 Metres - 1 Person - £910

Double Space 6 Metres x 2 Metres - 2 Persons - £1550

Extra person for display - £400 (Maximum of 2)

Terms and Conditions

Venue - John McIntyre Conference Centre

The conference will take place between 18th and 20th June 2024 at The University of Edinburgh’s John McIntyre Conference Centre located in the Pollock Estate beneath Arthur’s Seat. This is a purpose built conference facility with a number of university onsite accommodation options of hotels, apartments and student halls of residence.

IEC 2024 delegates qualify for 15% discount on accommodation (except the Scott Hotel which offers a 10% discount). Please review the list of IEC-2024 accommodation options and use the discount code 'EVENT'.

The historic city of Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Time Out's best top cities in the world. Visit Scotland for more information on visiting unforgettable historic sites, world-class festivals and incredible cafes and restaurants as well as accommodation available.
Visit Britain and What's on in Edinburgh also provide useful information to help you enjoy your stay in Edinburgh during IEC-2024.

Contact us

Contact our Symposia event organiser

+44 (0)1234 862640

Lynn at Symposia

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International Explosives Conference 2024