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Beyond the MBA Classroom: The MIT Energy Conference

Beyond the MBA Classroom: The MIT Energy Conference - mbaMissionWhen 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 2016 was “Big Meets Small: A New Era Emerges.” The event’s numerous keynote speakers included a senior executive director at GE, the U.S. secretary of energy, and the director of Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy. Panel sessions focused on such topics as “Global Environmental Policy: Balancing International and Domestic Needs,” “The Innovation Roadmap for Solar Energy,” and “Energy Access in Emerging Economies: The Trade-off Between Short Term and Long Term.”

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