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Summit 2023

Applications are now live for SES 2023, the world’s largest youth energy event, coming to Abu Dhabi this November! Reimagine the Future of energy with us by applying today at The deadline for the first round of applications is on April 21, 2023. More details are below.

SES 2023 will be held in the Middle East for the very first time in November 2023, hosted by New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) under the theme Reimagining the Future. The Summit will be a transformative space for intergenerational collaboration and will cultivate a space for young people from diverse homelands and unique educational and socio-economic backgrounds to network and present innovative solutions to our energy challenges. Visit or click here for more information.


In November 2023, the Student Energy Summit (SES) will come to the United Arab Emirates for the very first time, hosted by New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). Under the theme Reimagining the Future, hundreds of students will gather in Abu Dhabi.

With our goal of Reimagining the Future we are creating a sustainable outlook for the energy transition by connecting the youth of today to leaders of the energy sector to educate the leaders of tomorrow. The summit will be the world’s largest and most diverse youth-led energy conference, hosted in the Middle East and in collaboration with local and global partners. We aim to empower a new generation of energy sector leaders and highlight the success story and the vision of the UAE’s energy transition.

NYUAD is a pioneer for sustainability initiatives in the UAE. Through strategies that span every area of university life, NYUAD aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support teaching and research, and provide resources and guidance in establishing a culture of sustainability. Our goal is to gather over 600 young student leaders from all over the world to cultivate innovative ideas, collaborate, and reimagine the future of the energy sector and pathways to sustainability

Applications are now live for SES 2023

SES 2023 will be a transformative space for young people to collaborate on energy solutions with professionals in the field. SES will bring together 650 young people from over 100 countries to the United Arab Emirates. The international and interdisciplinary programming at SES 2023 will prepare young people for a career in the energy transition, showcasing underrepresented voices in the energy space and empowering youth to build important relationships with peers and industry professionals.

Under the theme Reimagining the Future, hundreds of students will gather in Abu Dhabi to create a sustainable outlook for the energy transition by connecting today’s youth to energy professionals to educate the leaders of tomorrow. SES 2023 will provide delegates with the knowledge and connections needed to take on local energy challenges and pursue their own projects while uniting a powerful community of young leaders.
SES 2023 will take place from November 28, 2023, to December 1, 2023. But! After you apply, stay tuned to learn about an extra special opportunity just for the Student Energy’s Programs network on November 27th.
We are thrilled that this year’s iteration of the Student Energy Summit (SES 2023)  is coming to the Middle East for the very first time, hosted by New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD).
Apply to be a delegate! Successful applicants will receive a formal invitation to the Summit, and be invited to confirm their participation through a registration process. More details will be communicated to successful applicants.
If you have any questions, check out our FAQ page, or contact .

Energize: 1-Day Student Energy Summit 2021

October 8th, 2021, Student Energy transformed our flagship biennial event, the International Student Energy Summit, into an entirely virtual summit open to all. Energize: 1 Day Student Energy Summit utilized a mix of digital platforms and curated content to create a uniquely impactful virtual learning and connecting experience while bringing back all the best parts of our Student Energy Summits. The Energize: 1 Day Student Energy Summit showcased incredible youth-led energy solutions accelerating the energy transition while highlighting our exceptional global community.


Past Student Energy Summits

“Student Energy gave me this really international perspective. I’ve always been involved in politics so I’ve been mixing politics with engineering and energy engineering and always knew that I wanted to work with policy to influence society, but before Student Energy I was more interested in, I think national politics. But Student Energy really broadened my perspective, I started thinking more in an international way, how can we influence the energy system on a global level? Being at the Student Energy Summit in Indonesia gave me perspectives from all around the world and really seeing that the energy system is much broader and you have to work with it on a global level.”>

Emma Wiesner

“It’s been incredible to see 650 people getting together, students from different parts of the world with different mindsets, and the fact that there are a lot of people – not just engineers – who see the importance of doing this. I was very impressed with the movement, and I’m so excited to try and get hands-on and find something to do within Student Energy. I’m going to go back and have this in the back of my mind when I go back home to Botswana, I intend to look around and see exactly what is it that I can do. When I move on in my career, how exactly can I still do it in a way that’s sustainable, that is still going to help me be responsible with the way that I do things in the world, and to educate people and other students that everybody has to be informed and be a part of this, because the time to act is now.”

Dorrica Lesendi Henriksen
SES 2019 Delegate – Botswana

“I think one of the biggest highlights is just the opportunity to really connect, network, and have great conversations with other amazing young people from all around the world who are working on so many great things. So many of them are engineers, business students, arts students, and we have all these different perspectives and the same goal and vision so it’s just been an amazing opportunity to collaborate with others.”

Maheep Sandhu
SES 2019 Delegate – Canada | Co-Founder, Student Energy at Carleton University
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