Friday, October 7, 2016
9:00pm     Alumni Reception (Grafton Street Pub & Grill)

Saturday, October 8, 2016
9:00am     Registration and Breakfast (Meredith Room)
(Keynote Address by Jim Robo, Chairman and CEO of NextEra Energy and Chairman of Florida Power & Light, cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew.)

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Harvard Business School

Add to Calendar 10/08/2016 08:00 AM 10/08/2016 6:00 PM America/New_York HBS Energy Symposium: Shaping the Future of Energy See for details Harvard Business School (Spangler Center), 117 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02163 HBS Energy & Environment Club false MM/DD/YYYY anEdYSCaAzZmMWzFPmeF20030


Energy Finance

Innovations in Renewable Energy Finance (Aldrich 112)


Digital Oil Field: Innovating for a Low-Price Environment (Aldrich 110)

Policy & Trends

Electric Vehicles: Early Results and Ecosystem Needed to Grow (Aldrich 111)



Private Equity seizing New Energy Opportunities (Aldrich 112)

Energy Storage Driving Grid Optimization (Aldrich 110)

Large Commercial & Industrial Customers Emerging as New Players in Energy Generation (Aldrich 111)


12:00pm     Lunch Reception (Williams Room & Spangler Dining Room)
1:00pm       Keynote Fireside Chat with Belgacem Chariag, Global President of Operations at Baker Hughes (Spangler Auditorium)



Energy Finance

Dealmaking in the Downturn (Aldrich 112)


The Promise and Challenges of Renewables in Emerging Markets (Aldrich 110)

Policy & Trends

One-Year Out: Assessing the Effects of the Paris Agreement (Aldrich 111)


3:00pm     Keynote Address by Sonny Wu, Founder, Chairman, and Managing Director of GSR Ventures (Spangler Auditorium)
4:00pm     Startup Demo Competition sponsored by GE Ventures (Williams Room)
5:00pm     Closing Reception (Williams Room)


Harvard Business School (Spangler Center)
117 Western Avenue
Boston, MA

Parking available for visitors in the Spangler Center parking lot (Maps: HBS, Google Maps).
Lodging: please visit this link for a list of hotels located nearby.



What is the dress code for the conference?
The attire is business casual.

Who can attend the conference?
Everyone is invited to join us!  Historically, attendance has consisted of an even mix of over 700 energy professionals and graduate students.

What meals will be provided?
On Saturday, the Symposium will provide a light breakfast during registration and bagged lunch for every conference attendee.  Coffee and snacks will be provided throughout the day.  

Where can I go for other meals, errands or shopping?
Harvard Square and Central Square (each a 10-15 minute walk from campus) have a diverse collection of restaurants, bars, and shops.  See for a list of restaurants in the area.

What services are available on campus?
The HBS campus offers several dining options, an ATM, a taxi stand, and the school bookstore.

I am a prospective applicant. Can I tour the campus and learn about HBS while I am there?
Of course! There are opportunities to take an official tour, attend a class, and even grab lunch with current students if you arrive during the week. For more information, please visit the HBS admissions website.