2019 Energy Conference
Theme: Capitalizing on Energy Evolution
The 11th annual Duke University Energy Conference featured keynote presentations, panel discussions, moderated dialogues, and networking events. This year's theme was "Capitalizing on Energy Evolution," and speakers discussed the intersection of energy and transportation, finance, technology, and resources. The recent pace of change in energy presents both growth opportunities and complex challenges for all industry stakeholders. Evolution within production, distribution, storage, and technology will continue to demand businesses adapt quickly in order to capitalize on new opportunities, implement effective strategies, and avoid being disrupted by others.
Keynote speakers included:
Mark Florian (T'80) -- Managing Director, BlackRock
Barbara Burger -- President, Technology Ventures at Chevron
Additionally, speakers joined us from Deloitte's Oil, Gas, and Chemicals, ABB, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Natural Resources Defense Council, Tesla, Zoox, Proterra, Duke Energy, ChargePoint, and more.
2018 Energy Conference
Theme: Exploring the New Energy Future
The 10th annual Duke University Energy Conference brought 300 students, faculty, and industry executives together on November 7, 2018 at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. Organized by the Duke MBA Energy Club in partnership with other entities on campus, the 2018 conference was oriented around a theme of “Exploring the New Energy Future” and included conversations on energy finance, the digital future of energy, transportation, microgrids, the transformation of the electric utility, and innovation in the oil and gas industry, among others. Keynote speakers included:
Gerard Anderson Chairman and CEO DTE Energy
Norman Bay Former FERC Chairman & Partner - Willkie Farr and Gallagher LLP
Additionally, speakers joined us from Schneider Electric, Nissan Motors, Shell New Energies, Greensmith Energy, ScottMadden, Accenture, and more.
2017 Energy Conference
The Conference featured keynote presentations, panel discussions, moderated dialogues, and networking events. Panelists discussed the intersection of energy and transportation, finance, technology, water, and food & agriculture. Keynote Speakers included:
Brad Kitchens – CEO, ScottMadden
Sayun Sukduang – CEO, Engie Resources
2016 Energy Conference
Theme: The Technology and Innovation Driving Our Energy Future
On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, Duke University hosted the 2016 Duke University Energy Conference. Over 400 executives, students, faculty, and alumni gathered at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business to hear keynote speakers including:
Mauricio Gutierrez, President & CEO, NRG Energy
Ellen Williams, Director, ARPA-E
David Brewster, President & Co-Founder, EnerNOC
Organized around a theme of “The Technology and Innovation Driving Our Energy Future,” this day-long event featured panel discussions on:
The Future of Transportation
Electric Grid Innovations
2015 Energy Conference
Theme: Investing in the Energy Future
On November 11, 2015, over 400 executives, students, faculty, and alumni gathered at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business for the school’s annual energy conference. The 2015 conference featured keynote speakers including:
Governor Bill Richardson, Former Governor of New Mexico
Kristina Johnson, CEO, Enduring Hydro
Ram R. Krishnan, Vice President, Profit Planning & Perfect Execution, Emerson
Organized around a theme of “Investing in the Energy Future,” the conference focused on questions including: What will be the model for utilities of the future?, How do energy and environmental policy impact business strategies?, How do you get technology out of the laboratory?, and What are the impacts and expectations of the recent drop in oil prices?