About the Future Talent Zone

The Future Talent Zone is the hub for career development and career prospects at ATCE. The Zone will be home to all of the student and Young Professional activities SPE has to offer and much more. Sessions include PetroBowl, Student Paper Contest, soft skill sessions, networking, and hiring opportunities.

Promotional Opportunities

This Zone of the conference allows you to showcase your company as a supporter of future engineers and young professionals. Promotional opportunities range can range for supporting specific events of the Future Talent Zone as a whole. For more information on these opportunities please contact yp@spe.org


Section Officers Meeting

Section Officer MeetingSunday, 2 October
1000 – 1200

Section Officers from all over the world come together to share best practices and updates on regional operations. This is a fantastic opportunity for those involved in SPE regional operations to meet.

Attendance by invitation only.

Student Meet & Greet

Student Meet & GreetSunday, 2 October
1200 – 1500

This event brings students from all over the world to meet for the first time in preparation for ATCE. It will be a good opportunity for groups gathering photography. The lunch will be followed by a presentation by a keynote speaker.

PetroBowl Championship

PetroBowlMonday, 3 October
0800 – 1800

For more than 20 years, the world’s leading E&P students have been competing at SPE’s PetroBowl®. This influential competition takes place in a fast-paced quiz environment covering technical and non-technical questions about the industry.

International Student Paper Contest

International Student Paper ContestMonday, 3 October
0800 – 1800

Watch the winning presentations from SPE's Regional Student Paper Contests, Undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD Divisions. The top papers from 14 regions compete for the international prize. Students present their technical work to a panel of judges to determine who will be deemed this year’s best.

SPE Energy Professionals Hiring Event

SPE Energy Professionals Hiring EventTuesday, 4 October
1000 – 1400

This event provides opportunities for job seekers and employers to meet in-person providing prospective candidates with opportunities to meet with potential energy industry hiring companies in upstream and midstream, oil and gas, and renewables. Pre-registration for this event is required.

YP Skills Acquisition Workshop

YP Skills Acquisition WorkshopTuesday, 4 October
1400 – 1530

This YP workshop will explore how engineers can develop the skills they need for a successful and long career in the industry. We will look at Upskilling, Learning more in their domain and Cross-skilling, Transitioning to other/wider domains.

Career Pathways Fair

Career Pathways FairTuesday, 4 October
1600 – 1730

The Career Pathways Fair is your opportunity to network with those in the industry doing your dream job. Speak to professionals representing different roles in the industry to gain insight into how you can prepare and understand your career prospects.

Young Members Reception

Young Members ReceptionTuesday, 4 October
1730 – 1830

Our Young Members Reception is your chance to catch up and network with SPE members all over the world. At this reception we will also be celebrating winners of the Student Paper Contest and PetroBowl Competitions.


Energy4MeWednesday, 4 October
0800 – 1800

SPEs Energy4me program invites school pupils and teachers to learn more about the energy industry, and what skills and opportunities are available to those pursuing a career in this exciting industry.

Volunteer Opportunities

SPE League of VolunteersMany of our Young Member Programs at ATCE have volunteer opportunities associated with them, including the PetroBowl Championship, International Student Paper Contest, and Career Pathways Fair. To apply for these positions, please log in to the SPE League of Volunteers Portal or email yp@spe.org for more information.