Thank you for joining us in 2017! Please stay tuned for updates for the 13th Annual Tufts Energy Conference 2018!
2017 Keynote Address: Kristina Skierka, Campaign Director - Power for All
As the Campaign Director of Power for All, Kristina Skierka has helped create a movement for using clean technology to deliver universal energy access to the 1.1 billion under-electrified. Kristina works in conjunction with the entire Power for All team to implement the campaign strategy and coordinate all aspects of the organization, from fundraising to media to public speaking. Kristina has led a number well-known public awareness campaigns, first as Director of Cleantech for a U.K.–based communications firm and then as founder of Katalytix (2009), a boutique specialty advisory dedicated to advancing products, practices, and policies that support a clean energy future. Kristina has helped launched a number of environmental leadership initiatives and stakeholder engagement efforts for private companies (Applied Materials’ “Bright Futures”, Sun Microsystems’ “Eco Responsibility,” d.light’s “Future of Energy”) and public organizations (the State of California’s Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan, as well as the award-winning Flex Your Power campaign). Kristina was named an Energy Foundation Senior Fellow in 2009 and a finalist for the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) award in 2015.
The TEC-TIE Relationship
The Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) has proudly supported the Tufts Energy Conference since the inaugural event in 2006. TIE helps to advance the conference’s interdisciplinary examination of critical global energy issues by providing organizational support to this exceptional student-led conference. As a university-wide institution of Tufts University, TIE initiates and promotes interdisciplinary environmental education, research, and outreach amongst Tufts students, staff, faculty and external partners.
The Tufts Energy Conference is run entirely by graduate and undergraduate students at Tufts University. Here is the 2018 Organizing Committee:
Stefan Koester, Conference Co-Chair
Elizabeth Minchew, Conference Co-Chair
Richard Freund, Co-Director
Marianne Ray, Co-Director
Meera Jayakumar, Director
Amanda Formica, Director
ENERGY & EMPLOYER SHOWCASE TEAM:
Emily Klotz, Co-Director
Albert Good, Co-Director
Huan Qin, Director
Allison Meyer, Director
MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS TEAM:
Ankit Grover, Director