The annual Energy Summit brings together energy leaders to discuss pressing energy transition challenges
BERC's annual Energy Summit is a two-day conference bringing together the energy community from around the Bay Area and inviting leading energy voices from around the world. Summit began in 2007 and has continued to be one of the largest student-run conferences nationwide, attracting 500+ attendees each year. Beyond panels focusing on today’s pressing energy topics, Summit includes an Innovation Expo to highlight student research, a Career Forum to connect students and employers, and networking events.
The 2023 BERC Energy Summit
The 2023 BERC Energy Summit: Making the Energy Transition Work was held on March 8 & 9, 2023.
Introduction for students who are curious about climate change and the broader sustainability space
New to energy and/or natural resources and hoping to get up to speed? See below for our go-to materials presented at our annual kickoff event. These materials are built and maintained by the BERC leadership team -- and we're always looking to improve our materials. If you have suggestions for content to add or edit, please reach out at email@example.com(link sends e-mail).
BERCshops bring in speakers from UC Berkeley to talk about the latest trends in energy and climate
BERCshops are events that BERC hosts throughout the school year. They typically include a speaker or panel of speakers and a moderator. BERCshops cover the latest topics and trends in the energy and resources sectors and are typically held once per month.
Past BERCshop topics have included:
The Future of Transportation
Climate and Energy Policy in the Trump Era
Trends Shaping the Future of Cleantech: Finance, Policy & Technology
Renewable Energy in Latin America
Low Carbon Development in Chinese Cities
Sign up for our Dispatch (the weekly information email) to hear about upcoming BERCshops and other events.
Career events include career treks, panels, networking events that feature Bay Area companies focused on energy and resources
Each year BERC organizes several treks to leading energy, resource, finance and impact investing firms throughout the Bay Area. Treks typically include a tour of the office or facilities and a discussion about the firm’s missions, goals, culture and growth opportunities.
These visits give BERC members a chance to learn about various companies first hand. They provide an excellent way for students to connect with alumni and for companies to meet students at UC Berkeley.