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Energy Days, an annual conference managed by Penn State’s Institutes for Energy and the Environment that brings together professionals working in all areas of energy, will be held this year on May 19 and 20, 2021. This year’s event will be virtual, and it is free and open to the public. Registration is now open.

Topics will range from energy technology to energy policy and equity. Energy Days 2021 will include breakout sessions and a poster session open to all Penn State students and faculty as well as Energy Days guests.

The keynote speaker for Energy Days will be Shalanda Baker, the deputy director for energy justice in the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Energy. Her talk is titled “Energy Justice in a World on Fire, and will occur at 11:30 a.m. on May 20.

Lora Weiss, senior vice president for research at Penn State, will speak on day two, and also University President Eric Barron, who will present a talk on Energy University, including the initiative’s current status and an overview of areas that Penn State will focus on for growth and investment.