The 43rd International Pyrotechnics Society Seminar occurred July 8-13, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. The following information was presented in the months and weeks leading up to the event.

Subjects of interest for the 2018 IPS Seminar include, but are not limited to, pyrotechnics, explosives, propellants and devices that contain these materials, the processes used to make them, and the physical and chemical principles involved in their design, characterization, reaction, testing, use, and aging.

If you’re traveling with a companion this year, please tell them about the companion tour we have arranged for Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

Updated information is now available!

Daily Agenda as of 03-JUL-2018.

Week in Review as of 07-JUN-2018.

Seminar Schedule as of 07-APR-2018.

Presentation List as of 09-MAR-2018.

Poster List as of 09-MAR-2018.

Session chairs, the list of sessions and assignments is now available.

Session Chair Assignments as of 15-MAY-2018.

For attendees and presenters from outside the United States:

In the process of obtaining your visa for travel to the United States, you may be asked to appear for a personal interview. This will lengthen the time it takes to obtain a visa. We strongly recommend starting the visa application process very early.

The most up-to-date information about the seminar will be posted here, as it is released.

43rd IPS Seminar Second Call For Papers 03-OCT-2017

43rd IPS Seminar First Call For Papers 05-JUL-2017

43rd IPS Seminar 1st Announcement 06-FEB-2017

Registration forms are available in PDF and XLSX formats for your convenience.
Send your completed registration form to

43rd IPS Seminar Registration Form (PDF File)

43rd IPS Seminar Registration Form (XLSX File)


Send your documents, in the correct format, to

Author Instructions (PDF File)

Author Instructions (Word File)

Marriott Hotel reservation links are now available.

Seminar Regular Room Rate Link

U.S. Government Rate Link

Information about the location:

Fort Collins features numerous historical attractions, a vibrant restaurant scene, a number of craft breweries, and close proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park. We’re looking forward to seeing you in 2018!