Penn State will be hosting the third annual Energy Days Conference May 30 and 31 at the Penn Stater Conference Center. The conference brings together leaders from across the energy realm, including members of industry, government, non-profits, and academia. The conference helps to identify and discuss the regional, national, and global energy challenges facing society. In addition to plenary sessions, there are a series of focused workshops on key topics where specific and compelling outcomes are in reach.
This year’s conference will discuss Penn State’s goal of being the “Energy University”, built upon its reputation as an international leader in energy scholarship, research, and extension. The University’s strategic plan will specifically address shaping the Energy University initiative.
New partnerships that provide results and innovative solutions to energy challenges and positive impacts are the goals for Energy Days. Universities can help to strengthen that foundation, and to accelerate the trajectory of fundamental discovery and applied innovation through deeper partnerships with government, industry, and civil society.
The two-day conference is designed to elicit input and engagement from a diverse range of stakeholders. It includes a day and a half of both formal and informal discussions, as well as a poster session that highlights the breakthrough research occurring at the University.
Energy Days attendees include individuals with a wide range of interests, including those in the energy industry, government agencies, and nongovernmental organizations. In addition, Penn State students, faculty, administrators, and staff from a variety of colleges, departments, and institutes also attend. Expertise ranges from engineering and nuclear physics, to law, policy, and economics.
Additional information may be found at Penn State Energy Days.