Since 1981 the International Energy Workeshop has held its annual conference in many different locations attracting participants from across the world and thereby establishing a global IEW community.

The annual meetings typically includes three plenary sessions and more than 100 presentations in parallel sessions focusing on a wide array of topics, including energy supply and price forecasts, energy savings and efficiency, renewable and innovative energy technologies, environmental and climate policy, and the intersection between energy analysis, economics, and the natural sciences.