Ignite Your Passion at the Western Pyrotechnic Association’s Do It Conference!

Prepare for an immersive multi-day event that focuses on the manufacturing of fireworks. The Do It Conference is a one-of-a-kind gathering designed to provide comprehensive training and hands-on practice in the art of pyrotechnic manufacturing. This event is tailored for individuals seeking to deepen their understanding of the craft, refine their skills, and gain practical experience under the guidance of industry experts.

If you haven’t been to Do It, there’s a few things you should know:

If you haven’t been to Do It, there’s a few things you should know.

  • Do It is a manufacturing focused event. Build all day, shoot all night! There’s no seminars, limited vending, and no public displays. But you can build all day and shoot all night (well, until 11:00pm).
  • B product, BP and chems are available by pre-order only. C product is available on site. All product must be shot on site.
  • The host hotel/casino/restaurant/bar is a mile from the shoot site and is usually $50-$60/night.
  • Afterglow isn’t in a poorly lit, stuffy conference room. It’s in a dirt parking lot, on site, with a bonfire and lawn chairs.

The Do It Conference is the ultimate platform for individuals interested in the manufacturing aspects of pyrotechnics. Expand your skills, gain practical experience, learn from industry experts, and connect with fellow enthusiasts who share your passion. Whether you are a beginner eager to learn or an experienced pyrotechnician seeking to refine your craft, the Do It Conference will provide you with the tools, knowledge, and network needed to excel in pyrotechnic manufacturing.

Stay tuned for updates, registration information, and detailed schedules for the Do It Conference. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this transformative event that combines education, practical experience, and networking opportunities in the world of pyrotechnic manufacturing.


Everyone is STRONGLY encouraged to register and pay fees on the WPA website IN ADVANCE. If you do, all you have to do upon arrival is sign the waiver and pick up your badge (pre-printed with your name) and lanyard.

For those registering on-site: 1) your membership must be current, 2) checks, money orders, or credit cards will be accepted – no cash!, 3) your name will be hand printed in Sharpie on a blank badge. Please have the correct amount of fees already calculated.

On-site registration will be available daily at the entrance. You may have to track down someone to help you. Money orders are available at Safeway and the US Post Office.


Dinner will be provided on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings starting at 5pm. The cost is included in your registration fee. Members are invited to bring sweets,cookies, etc. Many have done this in the past and it’s a nice addition to the planned meals. Thank you all in advance!


Held Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (if necessary) at 4:30 pm in the dining tent. All chairs will be present to cover important details for participants. Each participant must attend at least one safety meeting. Burn pit rules, shooting line requirements, cover site issues and dinner details will be covered. Wristbands will be issued after the meeting. You must have a wristband to shoot!