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Each year, you can expect an exciting agenda at CMU Energy Week comprised of keynotes, panels, networking receptions, student competitions, startup pitches and more. We will continue to update this page as more details are announced.

TUESDAY
MARCH 21
Energy Career Day
  • CMU Energy Industry Career Fair
  • Student Happy Hour & Networking reception
WEDNESDAY
MARCH 22
Industrial Decarbonization Deep Dive
  • Energy Week Kickoff & Welcome 
  • Morning Keynote (To be announced)
  • Panel: Technologies & systems: How hard is it to decarbonize the industrial sector, really?
  • Student energy research poster competition
  • Panel: Policy Decisions: What policies do we need to support industrial decarbonization?

  • Networking Lunch
  • Afternoon Keynote (To be announced)
  • Panel: Building public support: How can we be sure a low carbon transition creates opportunities for workers and communities?
  • Evening Reception at Mill 19 
THURSDAY
MARCH 23
Energy Investor Forum
  • Investor Keynote
  • Investor Panel
  • VIP lunch
  • Pitch Showcase
  • Cocktail Reception hosted by Swartz Center at Tepper Quad
FRIDAY
MARCH 24
Energy Competition & DOE Showcase Day
  • CMU ClimateTech Pitch Competition
  • DOE American-Made Solar Prize Challenge Showcase


Industrial Decarbonization Deep Dive Panel Discussions:

  • Technologies & systems: How hard is it to decarbonize the industrial sector, really?

    In this panel, we'll discuss the most powerful technological and systemic levers to address greenhouse gasses from industrial activities. What are the states of these levers – how powerful are they actually? – and is the industrial sector particularly challenging to decarbonize, or have we just not spent enough time on it yet?

  • Policy Decisions: What policies do we need to support industrial decarbonization?

    Policies are just as important as technologies, systems, and infrastructures when it comes to decarbonizing the industrial sector. In this panel, we'll discuss policies and institutional design to encourage action in deploying decarbonizing solutions.

  • Building public support: How can we be sure a low carbon transition creates opportunities for workers and communities?

    Decarbonization will be impossible without public support. In this panel, we'll discuss the challenges and opportunities around building a broad base of support to decarbonize industry. What is the future that people want to see, and how does that overlap or connect with a low-carbon transition?

 
Keynote and Speaker Announcements will be announced weekly

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