Mission

Energy Week at Duke brings students, faculty, and industry professionals together for a week of energy events to promote collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and professional networking.

History

In 2009, the MBA Energy Club began organizing the annual Duke University Energy Conference to feature insights from energy industry thought leaders. The club later added the Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition, engaging students from top business schools throughout the country. In fall 2016, the MBA Energy Club joined with several other student energy clubs at Duke to extend energy programming over several days, creating the first annual Energy Week at Duke!

While Energy Week continues to evolve each year with new student leadership, the series consistently provides over 1,000 students and professionals with opportunities to learn more about energy policy, technology, and business at the Conference and other events. Participants can network at the annual Energy Mix and SPARK Career Event to kickstart a promising career, find new talent for their organization, or simply meet other energy enthusiasts. Lastly, Energy Week also provides opportunities for students to compete and share their novel energy solutions via the Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition or Research Poster Presentation.

2019 Theme: Energy Evolution

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. Energy Week at Duke will take a forward-looking approach to explore the concept of Energy Evolution with students from Duke University and the surrounding area, partners across industry, and thought leaders in academia.

Sponsors and Advisors

Corporate sponsors generously help to underwrite Energy Week at Duke. The Duke University Energy Initiative and the Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE) at the Fuqua School of Business advise the Energy Week student organizers. 

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