Upcoming Events

All times U.S. ET unless noted.

RDP Climate/Energy Diplomacy Series: The Challenges of Bolivian Lithium Development

Join the Rethinking Diplomacy Program (RDP) at Duke University for the first in a series of discussions on climate and energy diplomacy. Panelists and moderators (including Avner Vengosh and Erika Weinthal of the Nicholas School of the Environment, and Patrick Duddy of the RDP at Duke University) will discuss the challenges and opportunities of mining and development in South America's Lithium Triangle for this in-person event. The event will also be available via livestream.

Date and Time
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 - 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Rubenstein Library, Carpenter Conference Room (Floor 2, room 249)

Power Lunch with Jen Weiss

*** This event is now full, but you can sign up for the waitlist.***

Duke students are invited to join a Power Lunch featuring alum Jen Weiss, founder and co-director of the North Carolina Clean Energy Fund. Event capacity will be limited so that all attendees have the chance to introduce themselves, ask questions, and exchange ideas. Lunch will be provided.

Date and Time
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Generator (Gross Hall 100C)

Climate Connections

*** IMPORTANT: Duke alumni should register via this Homecoming Weekend form.​​​​​​​***

All Duke students and alumni are invited to a networking reception to meet others passionate about addressing the climate challenge. Come connect and celebrate—it’s the first day of Homecoming weekend and the one-year anniversary of the formal announcement of Duke’s Climate Commitment.

Date and Time
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Gross Hall Energy Hub

Southeastern Rural Transportation Electrification Roundtable

Join local and state leaders for a roundtable discussion on vehicle electrification in the rural southeast. Trey Gowdy (Nicholas Institute) will speak about the Southeast Electric Transportation Regional Initiative (SETRI) and Southeast EV workforce development at the event.

Date and Time
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Harris Conference Center at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte

Energy Data Analytics Symposium: Accelerating Sustainability in the AI Era

How can data science tools, including artificial intelligence, help us make energy systems more accessible, affordable, reliable, and environmentally sustainable? This single-track, in-person event will explore leading approaches addressing this question, highlighting the work of established experts and energy professionals as well as emerging scholars in the field.

In particular, the symposium will examine how data science and machine learning are driving innovation in these areas:

Thursday, October 26, 2023 to Friday, October 27
Duke University Fuqua School of Business, HCA Classroom
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708

Energy Week at Duke

Save the dates for the 8th annual Energy Week at Duke: November 6-10, 2023! Many of this year's events will explore the equity implications of the clean energy transition and how the implementation of energy policies impacts communities in NC and beyond. More details and registration coming soon at energyweekatduke.org.

Monday, November 6, 2023 to Friday, November 10
Duke University, TBD

Duke University Energy Conference

Save the date for the 15th annual Duke University Energy Conference (*Nov. 8, 2023) at the Fuqua School of Business, organized by the MBA Energy Club as part of Energy Week at Duke (Nov. 6-10, 2023).

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Fuqua School of Business