Thursday, April 28, 2011

Invitation for International Student Energy Summit - Scholarships Available!

Hi all,

Hope you're doing great and making change wherever you are! I'm writing to pass along the invitation to the International Student Energy Summit. I hope you'd take a look through, and do apply -- there are bursaries/scholarships available for students to cover the cost of the conference, and a few scholarships for all travel expenses as well. If you have any questions -- please follow up with Ivy ( or Rosie ( cc-ed here as I'm not involved with the event, but think it sounds like a great opportunity to be part of building the sustainable energy future we're striving for!

ISES 2011: It's here!

The International Student Energy Summit is a global, multi-disciplinary forum for students to discuss their role in the transition to a sustainable energy future.

ISES 2011: The Evolving Energy Ecosystem  will be hosted by the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada June 9-11, 2011. The event will inspire delegates to take a holistic view of our global energy system - how a diverse set of stakeholders involved in production, consumption, transportation, investment, government and academic institutions must collaborate to meet the global energy challenge. How are roles and responsibilities within the ecosystem shifting as we turn and face issues such as climate change and energy poverty? Students will also be inspired by real world examples being undertaken by UBC, Vancouver and the local clean tech industry. 

This year's program will feature Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Winner as well as a host of CEOs, leading academic intellectuals and government leaders (click here for a full description of the program). ISES 2011 is proudly hosted by the UBC Sustainability Initiative and supported by FortisBCBC Hydro, the British Columbia Institution of Technology and the Province of BC.

Here are three steps to becoming part of the ISES movement and securing your spot to attend ISES 2011:

1. WATCH the ISES 2011 Video -  "What could you do in three days?" on the ISES 2011 website

2. ENGAGE with the movement online. Like the ISES Facebook Pagefollow the ISES Twitter Feed and join the ISES Mailing List to receive updates on the event (such as new speakers being announced or details on how to apply for the FortisBC Community Energy Challenge for a chance to win a $4000 cash prize!)

3. REGISTER for ISES 2011 at or APPLY  for a bursary within our Student Bursary Program The delegate fee is $375 which includes 3 nights accommodation at UBC, lunch and dinner, full access to all plenary panels, breakout sessions and keynote addresses, two gala dinners and two evening social events. Bursaries are available for students with demonstrated financial need.

If you have any questions ISES 2011, please do not hesitate to email Ivy Wan, ISES 2011 Delegate Recruitment Director at Get ready to fuel the future of energy!

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