Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

11/11: Duke University Energy Conference

Date and Time
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 2:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.


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Join the 12th Annual Duke University Energy Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 11‚Äã ‚Äãfeaturing virtual keynote presentations, moderated discussions, and networking sessions with industry experts. This free online event series will focus on the 2020 theme of "Upheaval and Resilience." 

Energy Week invites energy professionals, students, and thought leaders to join them to reflect on the disruptions that the energy sector has encountered in recent months - and to learn from individuals, companies, and institutions who have responded to these changes with resilience. Industry experts will share insights on how to adapt in the face of pandemic-related disruptions as well as climate change's intensifying impacts and the need for more just and equitable approaches to energy systems.

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  • 9:30 - 9:35 -- Opening Remarks
  • 9:35 - 10:15 -- Opening Keynote: Amy Harder
  • 10:20 - 11:20 -- Duke Talks (three 20-min speakers)
  • 11:20 - 11:30 -- BREAK
  • 11:30 - 12:30 -- Research Poster Presentation & Table Topics**
  • 12:30 - 12:40 -- BREAK
  • 12:40 - 1:30 -- Keynote: Wes Edens: Armchair Dialogue with Husein Cumber
  • 1:35 - 2:40 -- Breakout Session: (1) Energy Enabling Development - A look at Energy's Role in Sustainable Development, or (2) Energy in a Year of Disruption - A Look at 2020 and Beyond
  • 2:45 - 3:45 -- Closing Keynote: Carmichael Roberts: Armchair Dialogue with Sidney McLaurin
  • 3:45 - 3:55 -- Closing Remarks

Can't make it? It's okay to register even if you can only attend part of the Conference program.

**You have the option to attend either the Research Poster Presentation (RPP) or Table Topics. RPP is a showcase of the top submissions to the Pratt MEMP Energy Club competition. Table Topics is an opportunity to engage with other Conference attendees in small "table" gatherings. All materials will be provided.

Visit the main Eventbrite page to register for more Energy Week events.

For more info about this event or Energy Week in general, visit the Energy Week website.

FUNDRAISER: The Energy Week team is partnering with GRID Alternatives to aid their mission of making clean, affordable solar power and solar jobs accessible to communities on the front lines of environmental and economic injustice. In lieu of our registration fee, please consider helping them reach their $5,000 goal.