Cambridge, Mass., October 19, 2011 — The necessity to go deeper and further for oil, the controversies surrounding shale gas extraction, the future of nuclear power in a post-Fukushima world, and the fate of renewable energy in the face of political uncertainty—this year’s MIT Energy Finance Forum will explore these and other tensions in the energy space on Friday, November 18 at the MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst Street in Cambridge, MA: http://mitenergyfinanceforum.org
Now in its second year, this student-organized forum will gather industry professionals, senior business executives, academics, and graduate students from the area’s leading business schools for panel discussions and networking opportunities.
Slated keynote speaker is Ray A. Rothrock, managing general partner of pioneering venture capital firm Venrock. Panelists and moderators will include:
Panel discussions will explore the following:
“The MIT Energy Finance Forum puts President Susan Hockfield’s vision of the MIT energy initiative into action by uniting leaders in energy from both industry and academia to discuss pressing issues and emerging opportunities,” says Bernhard Stohr, MIT Sloan MBA ’12 and an Energy Forum organizer.
For more information or to register for the conference, please visit: http://mitenergyfinanceforum.org
Founded in 2004, the MIT Energy Club is a student-run organization deeply grounded into MIT’s tradition of interdisciplinary work in order to create and integrate a well-educated MIT energy community across campus through events and initiatives focused on fact-based energy analysis.