Frequently Asked Questions

Who runs the conference?

Brought to you by the MIT Energy Club, the MIT Energy Conference is the largest student-led energy conference in the U.S., first held in 2006.

How much are tickets?

Ticket prices for the 2019 MIT Energy Conference will be announced soon! Subscribe to our newsletter to know when they go on sale.

Where will the conference be held?

The 2019 MIT Energy Conference will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Boston Marriott Cambridge hotel, 50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142.

Who can attend?

Industry professionals, students, researchers, engineers, academics, policymakers, analysts, and those who are enthusiastic about the future of energy and energy technologies are all encouraged to attend. The conference is open to both domestic and international attendees.

What format did the 2018 MIT Energy Conference follow?

The 2018 MIT Energy Conference started at 8am both days and included the following elements:

-Keynote speakers
-Panel discussions
-Networking breaks
-Energy Showcase on the evening of March 2nd, giving conference attendees and MIT students an opportunity to interact more closely with a wide array of energy technologies.

Click here for the agenda.

How can I participate in the 2019 MIT Energy Conference?

Those who were interested in speaking at the conference can submit a description about their background and what they're interested in speaking about through our contact form. Their submission will sent to our content directors for consideration. Proposals for poster presentations with an optional demonstration at the Showcase (see next question) can also be submitted through our contact form.

Will there be paper or poster presentations?

Poster presentations will be featured during the Showcase portion of the conference, held on the evening of April 4th. Prospective participants are invited contact us to let us know what they are interested in presenting and will be considered once the official call for Showcase presenters begins.

What is the process for international attendees?

International attendees who required visa clearance into the U.S. for the conference needed a signed letter of invitation. For this letter, we needed their full name, affiliation (such as organization/company or university name), title, address of the affiliation, and their phone number (including country code). Letters were signed then scanned and sent via email to those who requested one.

Dress code?

Business casual.

Are there lodging accommodations for attendees?

Attendees are responsible for their transportation and lodging costs. Groups of 10 or more are able to arrange a group rate discount at the Boston Marriott Cambridge (subject to availability).

Hotels in the area:

Boston Marriott Cambridge (hotel where the conference is held):

Residence Inn Cambridge (adjacent to the hotel where the conference will be):

The Kendall Hotel (a smaller hotel, across the street from where the conference will be):