Skip to main content
Skip Navigation LinksHome > MIT Energy Club > 2019 MIT Energy Conference (4/4/2019 8:00 AM)


2019 MIT Energy Conference

MIT Energy Club
Boston Marriott Cambridge
Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 at 8:00 AM (ET) to Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM (ET)

Non-MIT student tickets have sold out (price $80).
Academic/Government/Non-Profit tickets (price $150) have sold out.
More may be released on March 1st.

MIT Energy Conference: Tough Tech & The 2040 Grid

This year we ask:
What will power grids look like in 2040? What should they look like?

Will fusion revolutionize electricity production?
Hear from the world’s two leading fusion companies and see them present in our Tech Showcase.

Will solar and wind grow from 7% to over 30% of global power? Will energy storage and grid expansion tame intermittency?
Hear from developers of the world’s largest solar projects, engineers of the world’s longest duration batteries, and operators of the world’s “windiest” grids.

How can utilities simultaneously decarbonize and adapt to electric vehicles and distributed generation? How can policymakers and start-ups help them?
Question leading experts on utility business models, watch a rigorous debate on the value of DERs, and enjoy the finals of the world’s largest student-run energy start-up competition.

Will better reactor designs and policy buoy nuclear fission? How will electrification of transport and heating impact the roles of oil and natural gas? How can venture capital foster not only digital start-ups but also tough techs like long duration batteries? How can companies profitably bring power to people whom the grid does not reach? How best to harness the cheapest power source of all, energy efficiency?

These questions and more will be explored at the 2019 MIT Energy Conference: Tough Tech & The 2040 Grid.

We warmly invite you to join the conversation!

Greentech Media’s Energy Gang: Stephen Lacey, Katherine Hamilton, & Jigar Shah
Katie Rae, CEO of The Engine
Commonwealth Fusion Systems
Ralph Izzo, CEO of PSEG
Alicia Barton, CEO and President of NYSERDA
Abby Hopper, CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association
Maria Korsnick, CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute
Peter Fox-Penner, CSO of Energy Impact Partners, Director of BU’s ISE
Form Energy
Emily Reichert, CEO of Greentown Labs
Carl Stjernfeldt, North America Venture Manager at Shell Ventures
Paul Denholm, Senior Energy Analyst at NREL
The Clean Energy Prize Finals
and many more.

Visit for more speakers, content topics, and more information!

Ticket Options

Please log in to determine event availability.


Ticket TypePrice
MIT Student
MIT Faculty/Staff
General Admission

Event Location
50 Broadway Cambridge 02142 MA

Open in Google Maps