Previous Events

Through the years, we organized many events related to education, networking and of course, having fun! Think of our annual study trip, or dance and talk during our gala. On this page you will find some experiences from our fellow members.


🌱 IE Debate 🌱

On Friday 23, 2021 IESA Shift’s Career Committee organized the first IE student debate. Five of our own MSc Industrial Ecology students debated two controversial statements.

The first discussed topic was: is Industrial Ecologists work for an Oil & Gas Company? and the second one was: is democracy effective enough to combat climate change?

Back and forth, the debaters passionately defended their positions leading to interesting points of view. Audience was also highly participative through mentimeter and open-ended questions! In addition, 20 trees will be planted on behalf of our 5 debaters through TeamTrees.org!


🎲Post Exams Games Night🎲

After our exams, Shift had a fun night of games and chat at our Post Exams Games Night on our Discord on the evening of 17th April.
There were lots of laughter as the group enjoyed rounds of Cards against Humanity and Quiplash. At the end of the night we found our champions of black humour and witty quips!


General Assembly

March 4th 19:00

Feeling nostalgic to that amazing last IE party: the talent night? 💃 🥳 For the firstyears: it was an amazing night full of music 🎶, delicious snacks 🧁 and lots of fun!
We got your back: the board transition this year will also exist out of amazing food, live music and… your new board! But.. this year you can also win a lot of prizes! 🥇 🥈 🥉
Sign up here, so we can compensate you for your dinner 🍽


IE Connect

Introducing IE Connect! Many months into this pandemic, it’s harder than ever to meet new friends and classmates, or to smile at that cutie at the supermarket 😷. If you’re feeling lonely or isolated, we’re here to help!

Fill out the form below to get matched up for a socially-distant walk with new friends or potential romantic interests. Specify if you are looking for Friends, Dating, or Both, and fill out the rest of the details to help with the connecting process. Sign up here!


Future Mobility Week

November 10th- 13th 2020

Unfortunately, we were unable to organise our annual study trip which is why this years’ mid-November activities were a little bit different. Instead of going abroad, we encouraged everyone to stay at home and participate in our Future Mobility Week. Bam and the Future Mobility Network provided us with a challenging case on the impact of new modes of mobility.

All teams came up with their unique concepts for a solution, with the winning team now working with BAM to implement their SCUBA-method. This tool will aid efforts to predict, calculate and manage CO2 emissions from all types of mobility we see today or those yet to come in the future.

“I experienced the Future Mobility Week as an awesome challenge. It was cool to come together with a team and quickly come up with a solution for a real world sustainability problem. Even though we had limited time and information available we managed to come up with a solution that the client could actually apply!”

Siemen, one of the winners of the Future Mobility Week


Online event: Pumpkin Carving Contest

October 15th 2020

The winning pumpkin!

Halloween is just around the corner, so it was about time for some spookiness! The Events Committe organised an online Halloween Night to carve some spooky pumpkins and play fun games. Whilst waiting for the best pumpkin to be chosen as winner, we played Among us and Jackbox Trivia Murder Party. We had a lot of fun, shared tips on how to cook our pumpkin (leftovers) afterwards and managed to create some beautiful pumpkins!

Alice, Events Committee


Shift Lustrum Gala

June 7th, 2019

Before the Corona Crisis we also had some nice events in real life, like the annual gala:

To celebrate Shift’s 10 year anniversary, we organized a gala at Grand Café Engels in Rotterdam. After the first succesful edition of a Shift gala in Leiden in 2018, we decided to raise the bar even higher and invited 120 IE students, professors and +1s to attend in their classiest outfits. The night was festively framed by the IE Song (written and performed by Lennart), a drag performance, DJs and visuals with space kittens. The unstoppable Events Committee was also responsible for the homemade birthday cakes with the Shift logo!

-Lowik, Chair of Shift board X