The Best in the West
April 23-25, 2014


What is The Best in the West?

The Annual Best in the West Drill and Blast Conference is an intensive three day event that brings together mining companies, drilling and blasting suppliers, and government agencies. The focus is innovation, safety, and government regulation.

The conference has grown over the past several years to include over 300 registrants along with 40 supplier booths. Many of these registrants are employed right here in the Powder River Basin, but don't be surprised to see some from another country.

The revenue made from the conference goes to fund our aggressive scholarship programs. Currently the Best in the West Conference has provided students from a seven state area over $100,000 in scholarships over the past 20 years.

The highlight of the Best in the West conference is the scholarship benefit auction. All donations made that benefit the scholarship auction help tremendously in the effort of raising scholarship money. If you have an auction item of some value, you are more than welcome to donate it to the auction. This event is a good time had by all.

Various door prizes such as hats, shirts, etc..., are greatly appreciated as well. These items can have your company logo on them for additional market exposure. Typically, items with a value of less than $30 are given away as a door prize with donor being recognized.

We also have a federal tax ID number for those of you that need it. Just contact one of the board members from either chapter.

Thanks again and hope to see you there!!