The Harvard Energy Symposium

October 17th and 18th


The Harvard Business School Energy & Environmental Club would like to invite you to the 11th Annual Energy Symposium at Harvard Business School.  Come join leading professionals and students from around the world in a high-intensity atmosphere of engagement as we collectively wrestle with the energy challenges of the future. On the boundary between conventional energy solutions such as oil and gas, and newer topics such renewables and clean technology, the 11th Annual Energy Symposium will bring collective understanding as we build a brighter and cleaner future by leveraging the power of today’s energy experts. This year Harvard is partnering with MIT to bring a weekend of energy innovation and discussion in Cambridge, MA.  Join us for MIT’s Energy Night on Friday, October 17th, for a look at some of the top energy research and innovation globally.  Then, come over to Harvard’s campus on Saturday, October 18th, as some of the industry’s leading executives, policy makers, and students engage in a vibrant discussion on the future of energy.


Explore the future of energy as some of the leading thinkers in energy share their insights and examine our changing energy landscape.


Join top industry experts for intensive panel discussions on the latest topics in energy. Twelve panels across four treks will convene over 60 industry experts to debate topics across the energy landscape.


Join the debate with your thoughts and insights as hundreds of the top minds in energy convene for informal discussion.


Join top industry leaders and students around the world to register for the 11th Annual Energy Symposium. Click here to register!


The weekend of energy discussion and engagement begins at 6:00 PM ET on Friday, October 17th with MIT’s Energy Night , featuring some of the top energy research and innovation from around the country. Harvard’s Energy Symposium will take place from 8:00 AM ET to 5:00 PM ET on October 18th. In addition to hosting MIT’s and Harvard’s energy events, the weekend will also be home to the Head of the Charles Regatta, the largest 2-day rowing event in the world. Come for the energy debate and discussion but stay for the festivities as over 200,000 spectators crowd the banks of the Charles on Harvard’s campus.

Day Time Track-1: Oil & Gas Track-2: Cleantech & Sustainability Track-3: Energy Finance Track-4: Engaging Across Energy
Friday (10/17/14) 18:00 – 21:00 MIT Energy Night
19:00 – 22:00 VIP Dinner (Invitation Only)
Saturday (10/18/14) 08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 09:50 Opening Roundtable
10:00 – 10:50 Panel-1 Panel-1 Panel-1 Panel-1
11:00 – 11:50 Panel-2 Panel-2 Panel-2 Panel-2
12:00 – 12:50 Networking Lunch
13:00 – 13:50
14:00 – 14:50 Panel-1 Panel-1 Panel-1 Panel-1
15:00 – 15:50 Concluding Roundtable
16:00 – 17:00 Company Showcase / Networking Event

Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Prize and The Quest Daniel Yergin speaks at the 2013 Harvard Energy Symposium


Join us as executives at some of the largest and most prolific energy and power companies in the world discuss the changing landscape of energy in two round-table keynotes. Then, join us for a discussion of how environmental stewardship and sustainability fits into this future with one of the leading thinkers in the space.. Check back soon as we reveal our distinguished keynote speakers for the 11th Annual Energy Symposium.


Join top industry experts for intensive panel discussions on the latest topics in energy. Twelve panels across four tracks will convene over 60 industry experts to debate topics across the energy landscape. These panels will cover topics across Oil & Gas, Cleantech & Sustainability, Energy Finance, and Engaging Across Energy.

Leaders from across the industry will be speaking at this year’s Symposium including executives from the falling groups: Chevron, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Saudi Aramco, GE, Cameron, NextEra Energy, the Department of Energy, NOV, Emerson, FedEx, Boston Consulting Group, Bain Capital, NGP Energy Technology Partners, Riverstone, Natural Gas Partners, HG Capital, CSL Energy, SCF Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Energy Ventures, RockPort Capital, Braemar Energy Ventures, Imaginea Energy, FTS International, PIRA Energy, Enduring Resources, Spinnaker, Rocky Mountain Institute Universal Well Services, Elevance, Lanzatech, Planetary Power, First Green Partners, Bain & Company, Greentech Media, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, and many more!


Meet with executives and recruiters from leading energy companies and innovative energy start-ups in our company showcase. The 11th Annual Energy Symposium concludes with a showcase and networking event that will feature top energy companies and exciting new startups.


The Harvard Energy Symposium is held annually on the Campus of Harvard Business School. Registration takes place in the Williams Room of Spangler Hall at 117 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02163. This year’s event will occur the same weekend as the Head of the Charles Regatta, the world’s largest two-day rowing event, which draws over 200,000 participants and spectators every year. As a result, conference participants are encouraged to make travel arrangements early. A map of the area and a map of campus can be found here. A map of Harvard Business School can be found here.


AIR: Campus is about 25 minutes ($35 taxi) from Boston Logan International Airport. TAXI: If arriving by taxi, tell the driver “Harvard Business School”. CAR/PARKING: Parking is provided on a first come, first served basis in the parking lot behind Spangler. The address of the lot is 117 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02163. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The nearest T stops are Harvard Square (10 minute walk) or Central Square (15 minute walk) on the red line. The #70 or #70a bus provides transit from Central Square (get off at Genzyme, the first stop after cross the Charles River). BY FOOT: Cambridge is very accessible walking city. To walk to campus from Cambridge, take JFK Street, Western Ave or the Weeks Footbridge.


The closest hotels to Harvard Business School are: Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston 400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA (617) 783-0090 The Charles Hotel, Harvard Square, Cambridge 1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA (617) 864-1200 Sheraton Commander Hotel 16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA (617) 547-4800 The Inn at Harvard 1201 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA (617) 491-2222

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the dress code for the conference?

The attire is business casual.

Who can attend the conference?

Everyone is invited to join us for the conference! Each year professionals and students from around the world attend.

What meals will be provided?

On Saturday, the Symposium will provide a light breakfast during registration and bagged lunch for every conference attendee. On campus, food can be purchased from the Spangler Grille. There will also be coffee and snacks provided throughout the day.

Where can I go for other meals, errands, shopping, etc.?

Harvard Square and Central Square (both 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, pay phones, public computers, 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. For more information please see the HBS admissions website: