Sept. 20, 2023


Entrepreneurship - and Intrapreneurship - are difficult and risky undertakings. Our customer insights reveal that our Energy Industry has considerable friction to put into practice new solutions that create a valuable and viable business. Our strategic theme this year is "CLIMB", helping remove the friction that holds back any innovator and entrepreneur and enabling them to move upward to success. Our IES 2023 program has content to develop the individual, empower them to collaborate with others and partner with existing firms, and motivate them to deliver solutions that can change the energy today and tomorrow.

SPE-GCS Innovate Committee's vision is to "Build Better Innovators" for 2023, enabling them to change our energy industry for the better. We designed IES 2023 to attract, engage, and connect 500 attendees in our Downtown Houston, TX, venue. During our full-day event, our attendees will experience - in a unique format - speakers who address overcoming fear of innovation and change, discovering the next great energy need, building a team of energy co-founders, and leveraging intrapreneurship in a corporate environment. IES 2023 will conclude with our Shark Tank pitch competition among early-stage energy founders.

To ensure a future of sustainable growth in our energy industry, the net profits of IES 2023 support the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund, helping to create new innovators and entrepreneurs in energy-related academic disciplines. We aim to add $100,000 to the scholarship fund from generous support of our sponsors and sales to our attendees.

More information about program details, speakers, and our event venue will come over the next days. Keep aware with SPE-GCS, Innovate, and IES via social media. Register now to reserve your seat and early pricing!



Innovate Committee

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Date and Time

Wed, Sept. 20, 2023

7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


  • SPE Member
    (ends 06/01/2023)
  • Non-SPE Member
    (ends 06/01/2023)
  • MIT/Student/Retired SPE Members
    (ends 06/01/2023)
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Houston, TX
United States of America

Group(s): Innovate