When you select an MBA program, you are not just choosing your learning environment, but are also committing to becoming part of a community. Each Thursday, we offer a window into life “beyond the MBA classroom” at a top business school.
Held each spring since 2006, the MIT Energy Conference attracts technologists, investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and energy professionals who are defining the world’s energy future. The conference theme in 2014 was “Defining Challenges. Advancing Solutions.” In addition to keynote addresses from the vice chairman of HIS Inc. and a former secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, a keynote plenary invited representatives from RockPort Capital, the New England Clean Energy Council, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Algenol Biofuels, and the U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to discuss the topic “Building an Ecosystem for Energy Entrepreneurship.” Panel sessions focused on such topics as “The Natural Gas Boom: Energy Sustainability and Environmental Challenges,” “The Power of Energy: Geopolitics in Evolving Global Energy Frontiers,” and “Innovations in Clean Tech Finance.”
For in-depth descriptions of social and community activities at MIT Sloan and 15 other top MBA programs, check out the mbaMission Insider’s Guides.