FAQ

The Summit

What is the Student Energy Summit and where will it take place?

The Student Energy Summit is the biggest and most impactful student-run event, where energy leaders from all around the world will gather in June to discuss and offer tools to take this world a step further into a sustainable future. This year’s edition will be held in Mérida, México, known as “The White City.” It is one of the greatest influencers in Mexican culture and cuisine, and a must-visit for anyone traveling to México.

Do I qualify as a delegate for SES 2017?

If you are a passionate undergraduate or graduate student, you can register for SES 2017. We are looking for the future energy leaders of the world, so if you have big ambitions in transitioning the world into a more sustainable future, be sure to join us in México!  

 

How much do I have to pay to attend the Summit?

The overall price to attend the event is 800 USD, but we still have early bird prices starting from 250 USD. You can also apply for Financial Aid in our registration process, and you’ll receive a significant discount on the Admission Fee thanks to the support of our many Partners.

 

I would like to participate in the SES 2017, but I don’t know where to register.

Please fill your registration application at the following link:

www.studentenergysummit2017.com

 

Registration

If I am not sure I will be able to attend the Summit, should I still register?

Yes! Once you register, you have the option to pay at the moment or later. You can also apply for financial assistance if you require any help funding your trip.

For more information contact our Delegate Relations Team: delegaterelations@studentenergy.org

 

Should I wait to register until I have all my funds confirmed?

No! Register as soon as possible to assure your place in the Summit. Even though we have booked plenty of the closest hotels, there is still a limited capacity. Also, register now for early bird discounts! If you need more time to fulfill your payment, be sure to contact our Delegate Relations Team at delegaterelations@studentenergy.org

 

What does the Admission Fee include?

The Delegate Fee includes full accommodation, two meals a day, entrance to all our events, transportation between venues and plenty of more surprises!

 

Traveling to Mérdia

Where should I fly to?

Mérida has an international airport (MID) a few minutes away from your hotel room. You can also fly directly to Cancun from North and South America, Europe and Asia. After Landing in Cancun, you can take a 2 and a half hours bus to Mérdia that costs 15USD. There will be people from our team waiting for you in both airports, making sure you arrive at the hotel without any complications.

 

Flight destinations to Cancún's airport

Flight destinations to Cancún’s airport

 

 

On what dates should I fly?

The Summit’s activities start on June 13 in the afternoon so that you can get there on that same day. If you have a long flight, you can also get there by June 12 and get a good night sleep before the Summit.
The activities end on the morning of the 16th. You could get back on that same date, or stay one more night to further enjoy the city.

If you decide to be part of our Community Contribution Program, you should fly on the 21st or the 22nd.

 

Is there any possibility that the SES 2017 team can help me obtain my Mexican Visa?

Yes, we have already made contact with Mexican Embassies from around the globe! Firstly, make an appointment with your closest Mexican Embassy, they will be expecting you! Please contact our Delegate Relations Team as soon as you make your appointment to avoid any possible setbacks.

 

Funding

Can the SES Team cover my flight expenses?

Unfortunately, we cannot cover the expenses of the attendees, but we all know how difficult it is to be a student with big ambitions.
That’s why we want to make sure nothing is holding you back from attending the International Student Energy Summit 2017. We have put together a Delegate Relations Team who will help you find fundraising opportunities through local institutions, university programs, and bursaries. When you register, be sure to select the Financial Assistance option so you can fill out the application.

On the other hand, we’ve build partnerships with companies and institutions that are very interested in preparing the leaders of tomorrow. That’s why we can grant significant discounts to your Admission Fee, covering accommodation, meals, local transportation and even some social events 😉

Finally, some of our partners are willing to go even further to get you to Mérida, by launching contests and bursaries where you can win a  full flight and Admission Fee Bursary. Check this page to stay updated on any new opportunities.

 

How can you help me find funding for my travel?

This is our fifth Summit, and in each one, most of the students get funding to attend from local institutions. Our Delegate Relations Team gathers all the cumulated knowledge of hundreds of students like you that were impatient to attend the Summit, didn’t have the means to do so, but manage to receive funding to live that amazing experience.

To access the program, you just have to register under the Funding Assistance Path.

 

 

 

Visiting Mexico

How do I get to Mérida?

Mérida has its own airport, but it lacks international flights. Both México City and Cancún are international hubs, and from there you can fly directly to Mérida. A bus is also available to transport you from Cancún to Mérida, which takes approximately 3 hours.

Where are SES 2017 delegates staying?

We have booked rooms at various hotels around Mérida. We selected the hotels based on how close they are to the Summit’s venues and general commodities to ensure you enjoy your time in Mérida to the fullest.

 

How is the weather in Mérida?

Mérida has hot, rainy weather in June. You can expect rain during the day. Nonetheless, bring sunblock. Light clothing is recommended.

Safety in Mérida

Mérida is one of the safest cities in México. You will be able to walk around the historic city center and visit many of its attractions without having to worry about anything. Moreover, we will have private security at every event. Be sure to enjoy your stay as most as you can!

 

How is the food in Merida?

Mérida has the best food in the world! Méxican cuisine is one of the only two to be recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO and Yucatán is one best ones in the country. You are probably quite upset about the first exclamation, but I wouldn’t be the first Mexican nor foreneer to make it, so your only chance to proof me wrong is to taste it in Mérida! There is a large variety of cuisine that covers all types of diets, including deliciously seasoned Cochinita Pibil and Lime Soup.

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