DUKE UNIVERSITY ENERGY CONFERENCE

AGENDA - November 11, 2020  (all times set to ET)

9:30 AM

Opening Remarks

9:35 AM

Opening Keynote – Amy Harder

10:20 AM

Duke Talks: Where Do We Go Next?

Join us for a sit-down with energy and CleanTech investors as we discuss technologies related to the energy sector and carbon financing across different investment profiles, ranging for seed/venture stage technologies to more mature opportunities across the industry

11:20 AM

Break

11:30 AM

Lunch Session Options:

1.Research Poster Presentation

The Energy Research Poster Presentation features all kinds of original, energy-related research—including scientific findings; engineering breakthroughs; new business models; policy analysis; cultural, legal, or historical inquiry; and much more! Organized by the Pratt School of Engineering MEMP Energy Club and sponsored by the Duke University Energy Initiative.

2. Table Topics

Table Topics offers an opportunity to engage with other Conference attendees in small “table” gatherings. We’ll provide an energy-sector current event to spark conversation but let the discussion flow from there! Article and topic will be sent ahead of time - no experience required.

12:30 PM

Break

12:40 PM

Keynote – Wes Edens

In conversation with Husein Cumber

1:35 PM

Breakout Session Options:

1. Energy Enabling Development: A Look at Energy's Role in Sustainable Development

Join us for an interactive discussion on how the energy industry is enabling sustainable development, both in the United States and abroad. Hear from industry experts, social entrepreneurs, and nonprofits on how they harness the power of energy to facilitate sustainable development in communities across the globe. This talk is ideal for someone interested in energy access, emerging markets, social entrepreneurship, and community development.

2. Energy in a Year of Disruption: A Look at 2020 and Beyond​​

Join us as we reflect upon a year of upheaval in the global energy markets and look ahead to the future of the energy landscape. From negative oil prices to COVID-19, we'll be discussing the large-scale shocks, impacts, and permanent changes to the energy market. Industry leaders from utilities, renewable energy companies, policy, clean-tech, and energy finance will give their perspectives and discuss the way forward. This talk is ideal for those interested in energy markets, renewable energy development, and energy policy.

2:45 PM

Closing Keynote – Carmichael Roberts

In conversation with Sidney McLaurin

3:45 PM

Closing Remarks

**Table Topics offers an opportunity to engage with other Conference attendees in small “table” gatherings. We’ll provide an energy-sector current event to spark conversation but let the discussion flow from there! Article and topic will be sent ahead of time - no experience required.

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