Tuesday 13th, June 2017

Time Activity
18:30 – 20:00

Opening Ceremony

Hosted at the Teatro Peón Contreras, one of Mérida’s most beautiful buildings. Official reception for delegates and guests of honor from Yucatan’s Government and the organizing committee.


Welcome Cocktail  

We’ll walk to Pasaje Revolución, a perfect site for the first social event of the Summit. Mexican cocktails and food to welcome our guests with our renowned Mexican hospitality.

Wednesday 14th, June 2017
Convention Center Siglo XXI Mérida

Time Activity
10:00 – 11:30 Keynote session

Keynote Panel session on the Sustainable Development Goals and their implications for the future of energy.

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break
Network and discuss the sessions while enjoying refreshing Mexican snacks accompanied by a well-earned cup of coffee.
12:00 – 13:30
Breakout sessions

Is current technology ready for the energy transition? What’s next?
Storage, smart grids and Transmition.

Renewables: challenges, opportunities and projections
What are the next steps for the Renewable Energy Industry.

How are people included in our new future?
Working with marginalized communities for a just future.

Materials, the building blocks of the energy transition
Clean energy materials, key elements for technology and innovation.

13:30 – 14:30


In México we say that a full belly makes a happy heart. To wrap up the success of a day full of information and inspiration, delicious food will be served (all dietary requirements will be accomodated).

14:30 – 16:00
Breakout sessions

Energy Efficiency
Its potential to change the way we consume energy as a global society.

The price of oil: Where is it? Who took it? Is it coming back?
Exploring the dynamic of oil prices, the causes and implications.

Cities and the Energy Transition
Making urbanism smart to meet climate goals.

Eating energy, drinking food, and harvesting water
The nexus between water, food and energy.

16:00 – 17:00

Changemaker Panel

Interactive session with alumni from past International Student Energy Summits who will demonstrate how they’ve pursued careers in energy, and provide advice to all of the delegates.

18:00 Recruitment Fair

Exclusive networking event between a unique mix of actors. 800 students from a 120 countries, Allied Companies, International Agencies, Worldwide NGO’s, Public Sector, Business Accelerators, Academics and experts from all around the world gathered on an environment of Innovation and Competitiveness.

Thursday 15th, June 2017
Convention Center Siglo XXI Mérida

Time Activity
10:00 – 11:30
Breakout sessions

Fostering Innovation
Innovation does not happen, it is stimulated, how do we catalyze this process to find better energy solutions?

Energy: the moving force behind most geopolitical conflicts
How a smarter use of our energy resources can bring us closer to peace.

The role of fossil fuels in the future of the Energy Sector
Coal, oil and gas. What role will they play in the next few years?

Electrify Everything
How increasing use of electricity can led to decarbonization.

11:30 – 12:00  Coffee Break 
12:00 – 13:30 Keynote session

Keynote Panel session on The new financial mechanisms that will make the energy transition succeed.

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
15:00 – 18:00 Innovation Jam

Be stimulated by our expert speakers: you will propose real-life solutions to real-life problems, working shoulder to shoulder with global leaders and other students to come up with multidisciplinary approaches.

19:00 Gala dinner!

Friday 16th, June 2017
Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Yucatán

Time Activity
11:00 – 17:00

Workshop day

We will invade the Science and Technology Park of the State of Yucatán, an incredible, top-level facility that brings together research institutions, technology-based companies, and policy developers to foster innovation through collaboration.

Workshops will include technology and engineering subjects, policy developing studies, international relations analysis, and releasing the potential of your own ideas.


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