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Energy Week at Duke (Nov. 8-11)
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Monday, November 8, 2021 - 8:00am to Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 11:00pm
Register now for the sixth annual Energy Week at Duke (Nov. 8-11, 2021)! ENERGY SOLUTION ROOM (MON 11/8, 5-6:30 p.m.): Duke students, kick off Energy Week by collaborating with a small interdisciplinary team to develop solutions for an energy challenge. Register to compete no later than Sun., 11/7 at 5 p.m. BUILDING A JUST FOUNDATION FOR OUR ENERGY TRANSITION (MON 11/8, 7:30-8:30 p.m.): How can we keep equity and justice at the forefront while advancing a nationwide transition to renewable energy? Duke students, faculty, and staff, get insights from experts Sherri White-Williamson (NC Conservation Network) and Joshua McClenney (Appalachian Voices), who'll join Duke's J. Spenser Darden (Sanford School of Public Policy) and moderator Kay Jowers (Nicholas Institute for Environmental Solutions) for a lively conversation. ENERGY IN EMERGING MARKETS CASE COMPETITION (TUES 11/9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.): This fall 108 teams of grad students worked to generate solutions for a real-world energy challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa. Duke students, faculty, & staff, check out finalist teams' solutions and join a documentary viewing and fireside chat with Matt Siller (C-Quest Capital) and lunch-and-learn sessions with experts serving as case competition judges. SPARK CAREER EVENT (TUES 11/9, 4-7 p.m.): Duke students, kickstart your career by networking with Duke alumni from 20+ companies and organizations, including Enel, E3, Fluence, ICF, NextEra, Rocky Mountain Institute, Schneider Electric, Vestas, and more. DUKE UNIV. ENERGY CONFERENCE (WED 11/10, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.): Industry experts will share insights on how the private and public sector can actually achieve climate commitments. Keynotes include Amy Duffuor (Prime Impact Fund), Jennifer Gerbi (ARPA-E), Chris Shelton (AES Corporation), and (exclusively for in-person attendees!) Jeff Ubben T'83 (Inclusive Capital Partners). Duke students, faculty, and staff can view in person (free lunch and networking reception); all others can join virtually. ENERGY INNOVATION SHOWCASE (THURS, 11/11, 4-7 p.m.): Duke students, faculty, and staff, meet some of the NC-based players accelerating a clean and equitable energy future! Learn more about the work of 19 NC companies and organizations advancing innovative technology, policy, finance, energy justice, and development. The event will kick off with remarks by Ajulo Othow (EnerWealth Solutions) and Marshall Cherry (Roanoke Electric Cooperative).