The Essence of ISES

A logo is more than just a picture; it symbolizes the essence of each International Student Energy Summit. When conceptualizing the theme for an ISES event, the planning committees use the logo as a creative way to express the overall vision of what the event will address and accomplish.

Bali 2015

The Indonesian mythical creature, Garuda, and the ISES 2015 theme, “Connecting the Unconnected”, inspired the ISES 2015 logo. Garuda is well known as the national emblem of Indonesia. The meeting of the wing tips represents connecting the unconnected. The exotic plant-like shape shows the aspect of Indonesia as a tropical country. The ISES 2015 event will open a new perspective of energy as the delegates, speakers, and sponsors come together to create the future of energy.

Trondheim 2013

The ISES 2013 logo was inspired by the history of Norway and represents a Viking ship, reflecting exploration, discovery, and the “Edge of Energy.” The event will challenge future energy leaders to find innovative solutions and push them to new limits. At the same time, the four lines represent the ISES goals - encouragement, inspiration, education and unity – and reflect how ISES 2013 will create a movement of students that will fuel the future of energy.

Vancouver 2011

The ISES 2011 logo was inspired by the theme of the event, “The Evolving Energy Ecosystem.” The green tones reflect the serene nature of the West Coast of Canada (where Vancouver is situated) and the circular shape reflects an ecosystem. The gap in the circle represents the opportunity for students to take an active role as stakeholders in the energy ecosystem.

Calgary 2009

The ISES 2009 logo was inspired by the stunning Rocky Mountains. A mountain’s summit is the origin of rivers that flow out through the Canadian landscape, creating and sustaining life. ISES 2009 attempted to do the same – bring together bright young minds at the summit to educate, encourage and inspire them. Following the summit, their ideas and motivation would flow back to each student’s home community, affecting real change.