FAQ

 
How do I get involved?

We are always looking for Duke University student volunteers to help participate during Energy Week or get involved on the Energy Week team. The Energy Week Leadership team is looking for General Volunteers and individuals to join the Energy Week Marketing Team. Click here for the General Volunteer application, and click here for the Marketing Team application. If you are interested in getting involved, and have questions about either role, please contact us at energyweek@duke.edu.

Are all events open to the public?
 

Most events are open to the public, however, the Coffee Chats prior to Spark on Nov. 5 are open only to Duke students and the Alumni Breakfast on Nov. 6 is open to Duke alumni. 

How do I register?
 
 
What is the attire throughout Energy Week?

The Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition, Coffee Chats, Spark Career Event and Duke University Energy Conference will require business appropriate attire. All other events will require business casual attire.

 
How do I become a sponsor?

If you are interested in sponsoring Duke University Energy Week, please reach out to our sponsorship lead, Liz Visconti, at elizabeth.visconti@duke.edu for details. Additionally, you can check out our sponsor page to learn more.

 
How can I travel to the events?

By Plane:

The closest airport is the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). The airport is approximately 25 minutes away from Duke University. Listed below are select ground transportation options:

  • Uber - An active ride-hailing system the Raleigh-Durham area

  • Super Shuttle - A shared ride platform

  • Taxi - Average taxi fare from RDU is $30.00

 

By Train:

The Durham train station (DNC), located at 601 W. Main Street, is approximately 10 minutes from campus. Taxis, ubers and public busses are available for transportation to and from hotels. (Note that the Carolinian departs once daily.) For more information, please visit www.amtrak.com.

 

By Car:

Driving Directions from I-85 South to The Fuqua School of Business:

  • Follow I-85 South to exit 174B, which is 15/501 South Bypass towards Duke University West Campus•

  • Follow 15/501 South approximately 1½ miles to exit 107, Duke University West Campus

  • At the bottom of the exit turn left onto Cameron Blvd

  • Continue on Cameron Blvd to the 3rd traffic light, which is Science Drive

  • Turn left at Science Drive. The main entrance to The Fuqua School of Business will be on your left.

 
Where can I park while attending?

We encourage you to use Uber or taxi services as much as possible, however, parking will also be available.

 

Parking for participants in Case Competition: The only lot where competition participants are allowed to park is the “Science Drive” parking lot located across from The Fuqua School of Business. To open this location in Google Maps, please click here.

 

IMPORTANT: On competition day, a parking attendant will be present to direct cars into this lot. Please park in the same lot for the Monday evening reception. We will have staff nearby to direct you to Gross Hall, a 5-minute walk from Science Drive lot.

 

Find more general information about parking at Duke University here.

 
What accommodations are offered?

The following locations in Durham, NC are recommended for accommodation during Energy Week. Reservations should be made in advance, due to other events occurring on campus during Energy Week.

  • JB Duke Hotel (attached to the Fuqua School of Business) - 230 Science Drive Durham – (919) 660-6400 – Reserve online

  • Washington Duke Inn – walking distance to campus – 3001 Cameron Blvd – (919) 490-0999 – website

  • Cambria Durham Hotel – courtesy shuttle to any Energy Week event – 2306 Elba Street – (919) 286-3111

  • Residence Inn – 2.4 miles to campus – 1108 West Main St – (919) 680-4440

  • Hilton Garden Inn – 1.6 miles to campus – 2102 West Main St – (919) 268-0774

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