As many of you probably know, one of the premier energy events in the entire country happens to be MIT’s own Energy Conference. This year, it will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Boston and fall on March 5th and 6th—only a few weeks away.

For alumni who have never been, the event offers an unparalleled opportunity to network with colleagues interested in energy and learn from some of the  leaders in the fields of technology, policy, industry, and finance.

Conference tickets are available but selling quickly.  Purchased them online at

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Keynote speakers

This year’s  lineup includes John W. Rowe, Chairman and CEO of Exelon Corporation; Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency; Senator Jeff Bingaman, Chairman of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee; and Susan Hockfield, current MIT President.

Panel Discussions

The topics for this year’s Saturday Conference panels are a balanced mix of energy technology, policy and business:

  • Commercialization of Solar Energy: Utility Scale or Distributed Generation?
  • Supply Chain Energy Use: Exposing Opportunities for Innovation in a Global Economy
  • Blue Boundaries: The Critical Role of Water Constraints in Energy Generation
  • China: The Cradle of New Energy Technology?
  • Unconventional Natural Gas
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Finding and Sealing Fissures in the Energy Investment Pipeline

Free Events:

Friday Workshop@MIT

Engage in meaningful and thought-provoking discussions with experts at the Friday Workshops.  Free and open to the public, workshops will host deeper discussions on these select subjects:

  • How can we encourage low-energy residential buildings?
  • The environmental impact of personal transport – from design to destruction.
  • Finance prospects in clean energy: Is clean energy the next investment bubble?
  • Commercializing Solar: What Works?

Energy Showcase@Sheraton

The Energy Showcase is designed to bring together cutting-edge energy research and inventive businesses that are contributing critical knowledge, products and services toward actionable and scalable energy solutions. It also provides a wonderful opportunity for people interested in energy to inform themselves about the state of the art and the directions that the industry will follow in the future. Highlights include cutting-edge hardware prototypes, demonstrations, and poster presentations, providing attendees with a unique opportunity to mingle with important players in the energy sector.