Registration is now open for the sixth annual Energy Week at Duke: Nov. 8 - 11, 2021.
ALL are invited to join the Duke University Energy Conference (Nov. 10):
At the Duke University Energy Conference (Wed., Nov. 10, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., FREE), industry experts will exchange ideas about how the private and public sectors can actually realize ambitious climate commitments. Keynotes include Amy Duffuor (Prime Impact Fund), Jennifer Gerbi (ARPA-E), Chris Shelton (AES Corporation), and (in-person only) Jeff Ubben T'83 (Inclusive Capital Partners). Duke students, faculty, and staff can view in-person; all others are invited to join virtually! Register now.
Duke students, faculty, and staff are also invited to register for these five additional in-person events:
The Energy Solution Room (Mon., Nov. 8, 5 - 6:30 p.m.): Duke students from all degree programs, kick off Energy Week with a visit to the inaugural Energy Solution Room! You will collaborate with a small interdisciplinary team to develop solutions for an energy challenge, and you’ll have the opportunity meet and learn from energy startup, investment, and policy experts. Register to compete no later than Sun., 11/7 at 5 p.m.
Building a Just Foundation for Our Energy Transition (Mon., Nov. 8, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.): How can we keep equity and justice at the forefront while advancing a nationwide transition to renewable energy? Duke students, faculty, and staff are invited to hear from experts Sherri White-Williamson (NC Conservation Network) and Joshua McClenney (Appalachian Voices), whose organizations are working to ensure a more just and sustainable future for our economy, communities, and energy grid. They’ll join Duke’s J. Spenser Darden (Sanford School of Public Policy) and moderator Kay Jowers (Nicholas Institute for Environmental Solutions) for a lively conversation. Register.
Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition (Tues., Nov. 9, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.): This year’s case competition has engaged 108 teams of grad students from across the globe in generating solutions for a real-world energy challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa. This event—open to competition participants and Duke students, faculty, and staff—will showcase finalist teams' solutions as they compete for $15K in prizes sponsored by the James E. Rogers Energy Access Project. Also on the agenda: a documentary viewing and fireside chat with Matt Siller (C-Quest Capital) and "lunch and learn" sessions with experts serving as case competition judges. Register.
SPARK Career Event (Tues., Nov. 9, 4 - 7 p.m. ): Duke undergraduate and graduate students, kickstart your career and explore the energy industry at the SPARK Career Event. You’ll be able to network with Duke alumni from 20+ companies and organizations, including Enel, E3, Fluence, ICF, NextEra, Rocky Mountain Institute, Schneider Electric, Vestas, and many more. Register.
Energy Innovation Showcase (Thurs., Nov. 11, 4 - 7 p.m.): Meet some of the North Carolina-based players accelerating a clean and equitable energy future! Duke students, faculty, and staff, come learn more about the work of 19 NC companies and organizations advancing innovative technology, policy, finance, energy justice, and development. The event will kick off with remarks by Ajulo Othow (EnerWealth Solutions) and Marshall Cherry (Roanoke Electric Cooperative). Register.
ABOUT ENERGY WEEK: Energy Week at Duke is an annual event series organized by dozens of undergraduate and graduate students from degree programs across Duke, dwith support from the EDGE Center at the Fuqua School of Business, the Duke University Energy Initiative (which is merging with the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions), and many organizational and corporate sponsors.
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