About

Energy Days brings together professionals who work in and with the industry, including members of government, non-profits, and academia. The purpose is to identify and discuss the regional, national, and global energy challenges facing society. In addition to plenary sessions, there are a series of focused workshops on key topics where specific and compelling outcomes are in reach.

Ultimately, the conference looks to create new partnerships that provide results and innovative solutions to energy challenges.

Impact is the ultimate desired outcome for Energy Days.

Energy Days aims to build a network of engaged stakeholders and identify areas where Penn State can be a strong partner in education, research, and a place to learn by doing.

Join professionals from across the energy industry in interactive breakout sessions and plenaries.

  • Learn about Penn State initiatives in research, education, and outreach.
  • Determine how Penn State can support needs across the energy realm.
  • Identify societal energy challenges, from now into the future, and from Pennsylvania to the globe.
  • Build partnerships and relationships to help tackle important energy challenges.

There will be multiple opportunities for networking and sharing of information, such as a poster session, networking breaks, and breakout sessions on targeted topics.

Energy Days attendees include individuals with a wide range of interests, including those in the energy industry, government agencies, and nongovernmental organizations. In addition, Penn State students, faculty, administrators, and staff from a variety of colleges, departments, and institutes also attend. Expertise ranges from engineering and nuclear physics, to law, policy, and economics.

Energy Days 2019 is May 29 and 30, 2019, at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.


“Energy Days has proven to be an incredibly effective way to connect Penn State researchers with our partners in industry, government, and society. This year we are looking forward to expanding those prior efforts and will also be seeding new topics for collaborations.”

Tom Richard, director of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment and professor of agricultural and biological engineering in the College of Agricultural Sciences.