*Locations and final panel orders are subject to change - final agenda will be present at the symposium

Friday, October 20, 2017
9:00pm     Alumni Happy Hour [Grafton Street Pub]

Saturday, October 21, 2017
8:00am     Registration and Breakfast (Spangler Center - Williams Room)
9:00am     Keynote Address (Katherine Hamilton & James Worden, Moderated by Erika Diamond)


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Harvard Business School

Add to Calendar 10/21/2017 08:00 AM 10/21/2017 6:00 PM America/New_York HBS Energy Symposium: Exploring New Horizons See for details Harvard Business School (Spangler Center), 117 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02163 HBS Energy & Environment Club false MM/DD/YYYY anEdYSCaAzZmMWzFPmeF20030



Impact Investing: Finding new ways to fund energy innovation


Bridge Fuels: What will the near future energy mix look like?


Energy Storage and the Modern Grid



Oil Field Revolution: Affirming oil's reach through tech and market developments

The Water and Energy Nexus

Investing in Energy PE and Debt


12:00pm        Lunch Reception and Fireside Chat on Diversity and Success (Williams Room & Spangler Dining Room)
1:00pm          Keynote Address (Meghan O'Sullivan)




Starting an Energy Venture


A Fireside Chat with Alex Epstein


New Data in the Grid: Blockchain, IoT, & Machine Learning


3:00pm     Keynote Address (Petter Stantze)
3:30pm       Startup Demo Competition sponsored by the Brian D. Robertson Memorial Foundation
5:00pm       Closing Reception and Demo Competition Awards (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.