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Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC) Energy Summit

The Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC) Energy Summit, now in its 13th year, is the largest student-run energy conference on the West Coast, attracting over 500 students, faculty members, policy makers, industry leaders and entrepreneurs annually to discuss the world's most pressing energy challenges. At this year’s event, February 21 and 22,, leaders across the energy field will converge on Berkeley's campus for this conference-style event to explore the theme Bringing Together Energy Communities for Innovation.


BERC Energy Summit will include:

  • Keynote address delivered by Kevin de Leon, President Emeritus of the California State Senate and the leading sponsor of California’s ambitious 100% renewable energy bill

  • The Energy Career Forum, a career fair featuring 20+ energy companies and startups including E3, Bloom Energy, Chevron, Stem, and more

  • Panels about battery market policy, energy access, grid cybersecurity, and more

  • The Technology Series, featuring cutting-edge developments in the energy technology space

  • Our first ever Summit Primer, a series of rapid-fire tutorials from UC Berkeley professors providing critical background info on the latest energy trends

  • The BERC Innovation Expo, showcasing cutting-edge research from graduate students who compete for cash prizes

  • Two networking receptions with food & drinks

Early bird tickets are available now until February 4th, 2018. Special pricing is available for students and academics, non-profit organizations, and BERC alumni. Visit our website at or click here to purchase tickets.

Earlier Event: February 19
California Energy Commission EPIC Program
Later Event: March 25
CMU Energy Week