Columbia University

Technology Ventures

Columbia Energy Symposium

February 01, 2018
Columbia University Faculty House
64 Morningside Drive
New York, NY
The Columbia Energy Symposium is the largest student-run energy event in New York City, bringing together more than 300 energy professionals, students, faculty, leaders, and executives representing industry, government, and society, to explore and advance our insights into today's challenging energy questions. Key topics for discussion will include geopolitics of renewable energy, clean energy finance, corporation's role in clean energy advancement, future of electric vehicles, grid digitalization, and peak oil.
Thursday, February 1st (Case Competition & Career Fair) 
Locations: Columbia University W&J Warren Hall (1125 Amsterdam Ave); Columbia University International Affairs Building (IAB) 15F (420 W 118th Street)
8:30 am | TBD
Case Competition Teams Check In 
9:00 am | Warren Hall 309
​Case Competition Judges Check In 
9:30 am | Warren Hall 309 & 415
Case Competition Round 1 (Closed)
3:00 pm | IAB 1501
Case Competition Final Round (Students only)
4:00 pm | IAB 1501
Career Fair Employer Check in and Set Up
5:00 pm | IAB 15F Lobby
Career Fair Student Check In
5:30 pm | IAB 1501 Lobby
Career Fair Career Begins
Friday, February 2nd (Conference) 
Location: Columbia University Faculty House (FH) (64 Morningside Drive)
(Enter via 116th Street)
8:00 am
Conference Check-In & Breakfast
9:00 am
Opening Remarks (3F)
9:15 am
Keynote Speech (3F)
9:45 am Networking Break
10:00 am
Panel: Geopolitics of Energy: New Resource Tension (3F)
Panel: The Future of Electric Transportation (2F)
11:00 am  Networking Break
11:15 am
Panel: Corporation's Role in Clean Energy Advancement (3F)
Panel: Grid Digitalization: Application of AI, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity in the Power Market (2F)
12:15 pm 
Lunch (2F)
12:45 pm
Feature Discussion: Fireside Chat on Climate Change (Bob Perciasepe & Diane Regas) (3F)
1:15 pm 
Case Competition Awards (3F)
1:30 pm
Keynote Speech (3F)
2:00 pm
Networking Break
2:15 pm
Panel: Clean Energy Finance (3F)
Venture Showcase: Early Stage Competition (2F)
3:15 pm
Networking Break ​
3:30 pm
Panel: Peak Oil Demand: Transitioning to a Low Carbon World​ (3F)
Venture Showcase: Intermediate Stage Competition (2F)
4:30 pm
Networking Break
4:45 pm
Keynote Speech 
5:15 pm
Venture Showcase Award (3F)
5:30 pm
Closing Remarks (3F)
5:45 pm
Closing Reception (IAB 15F)