10th Annual Duke University Energy Conference

From financial services to technology, clean water access to transportation, energy is the catalyst of today's modern world. The 10th annual student-led Duke University Energy Conference will explore these intersections with students from Duke University and the surrounding area, partners across industry, and thought leaders in academia. Between sessions and at lunch, you'll have opportunities to network with a variety of students, business and government professionals, and leaders in industry and academia.

Energy Technology Exhibition

The Energy Technology Exhibition is dedicated to showcasing innovations and developments both within Duke and beyond. Expect to learn about and interact with cutting edge technologies such as the award winning prototype vehicles created by the Duke Electric Vehicles team, machine learning techniques used to identify energy infrastructure using satellite imagery, and hydrogen fuel production from methanol. The exhibits will be located in the Fitzpatrick Center with rotating topic presentations occuring every 15 minutes.

Energy Startup Demo Day

Startup Demo Day offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to hear pitches from startup leaders in clean energy innovation. These leaders will also describe internship and job opportunities available for students within their companies. After the presentations students will be able to network with entrepeneurs and learn more about their experiences.

Presented in partnership with the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative.

Spark Career Event

Spark is the premier career event to attend for advancing your career in the energy industry. Duke University undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines will have the opportunity to network with professionals in the energy industry to discover roles in tech, policy, finance, or research and Spark is the perfect place to explore new opportunities. Expect to see a wide array of companies represented from both the local area and beyond!

Energy Week Kickoff ft. EV Overdrive

Interested in the increasing impact that Electric Vehicles have in the energy sector? Or maybe you just like good food and great company? Either way, Kickoff ft. EV Overdrive has you covered! Serving as the opener to Energy Week at Duke 2018, this event is set to feature live interaction with electric vehicles and a keynote address from Proterra founder Dale Hill!

The New Building Blocks of Development

Join us for Duke University's first multidisciplinary conference on international development, featuring Duke faculty and students along with experts from international organizations, nonprofits, and government agencies. Panelists will lead discussions on migration, multilateralism, development finance, energy access, global health, and policy experiments, as well as deep dive conversations on India and Africa. This conference is part of the Duke at Home in the World event series and is free and open to the public. Register early on the conference website to hold your spot!

The Business Side of Tech Companies [Registration Required]

Do you want to understand how business practices affect technology companies and the opportunities there?
Are you interested in working in tech, but don't have a technical background? Hear from a panel of business professionals working in technology companies about the multitude of opportunities within technology companies (that may not require a tech background) and how these functional areas contribute to a company.

Speakers include:
-Jason Bennett, TIAA
- Sidney McLaurin, Lime
- Matthew Pritchard, Google Recruiting

Info Session on Nationally Competitive Scholarships for Sophomores and Juniors

Monday, October 1 5:30-6:30 pm in The Bostock Edge Workshop room 127
and Wednesday, October 3 5:30-6:30 pm.
Learn more about an assortment of great opportunities for sophomores and juniors. This time will be especially useful for those interested in: public service, environmental advocacy, Native American advocacy, research science, or graduate study in the social sciences and humanities.

Mentoring Matinée: An Interactive-Theater Performance for Faculty/Staff

Effective mentor-mentee relationships are crucial to success in graduate studies. "Mentoring Matinée" will tackle common issues that can undermine those relationships, including giving and receiving critical feedback, setting expectations, mentoring across cultural differences, and more. An interactive-theater group (Theater Delta) will perform scripted, realistic scenarios in which characters experience a series of conflicts. After each scenario the audience will have an opportunity to engage in a facilitated dialogue with the characters to further explore the themes presented.