2012 Tufts Energy Conference organizing team is looking for members

Interested in energy? Want to know more, make contacts and get some leadership and organizing experience along the way?

Apply to the 2012 Tufts Energy Conference organizing team!

Applications are due Sept. 28, 2011 by 12noon (Details included below)



Initially begun as part of an undergraduate student group (Tufts Energy Forum), the Tufts Energy Conference (TEC) is now a stand-alone organization that draws its organizing committee from across the diverse graduate and undergraduate schools at Tufts. From its beginnings as a single afternoon event in 2006 to its current two-day format, the Tufts Energy conference has evolved its content offering during each year of its existence. Each year, roughly 30+ undergraduate and graduate students work together to plan and execute TEC.


TEC features a two-day format program with panel discussions, keynote speakers and workshops. A showcase event spotlights businesses, nonprofit groups, research and action projects undertaken by Tufts students in the energy space. Recently added conference features have included a premier lunch and cocktail party, a conference blog, a low-carbon emission vehicle “hot rod show” and the Tufts Energy Challenge, a two track (action and research) energy competition for Tufts undergraduate and graduate students.


TEC aims to create content that caters to the unique space that Tufts University and its various undergraduate and graduate schools occupy at the nexus of science, engineering, international affairs, public policy, economics and business. The 2011 conference focused on the “Great Debates” in the energy sphere. For a full listing of previous conference themes, visit the Archives section of the 2011 website:www.tuftsenergyconference.com


The caliber, scope and visibility of the Tufts Energy Conference grows each year, a direct result of the enthusiasm and creativity of its student organizers. Joining TEC provides students with invaluable leadership and organizing experience, the opportunity to engage directly with energy sector experts, professionals and a variety of private, public and nonprofit sector players while building relationships across the university with professors, administrators and students with an interest in energy.


This year’s conference will be held on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, 2012.

The commitment for student organizers include:

• Attendance at a weekly team meeting (typically 1 hr) Early October 2011 through the end of April 2012. The executive team leader will work with organizers to determine the group’s meeting time availability

• 3-4 hours working on team responsibilities either independently or with other team members

• Attendance at TEC full team meetings (4-5 prior to April conference)

• Required Attendance for day-of set-up/break-down and the full program on April 20-21, 2012.

As a student organizer, you will work hard, learn a lot, make friends, and have fun.

We hope you will join us!


Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Prior energy-related experience or knowledge is not required. Organizer positions are listed below. In your application, please list your desired teams in order of preference (1) = top choice. Additionally, we still have an Executive level position open – Director of Web Communications/Webmaster (description listed below) Please let us know in your application if you are also specifically interested in being considered for this position. Team organizer applications will be accepted until 12noon on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011. Please send completed applications totuftsenergyconference2012@gmail.com.


Major responsibilities for the team are outlined below; though this is not an exhaustive list. Anywhere between 1-5 student organizers will support the directors in each of these groups.

Operations Team

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