About Us

The annual Tufts Energy Conference (TEC) is a dynamic forum for cross-border and cross-sector discussions on pressing energy issues. TEC convenes speakers, students, and professionals from a variety of disciplines to provide complementary and contrasting views on a wide range of energy topics. This vision is informed by a rich appreciation for the need for dialogue to promote meaningful solutions to the challenges facing the energy sector.

TEC is organized by a diverse mix of Tufts undergraduates and graduate students from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, the Urban and Environmental Policy & Planning program, and the School of Arts, Sciences & Engineering. TEC traces its history to the Tufts Energy Forum, launched in 2005 as an initiative of the Tufts Institute for Global Leadership. TEC now receives support from a variety of partners including corporate sponsors, promotional partners, and Tufts University student groups, departments, and institutes.

TEC 2013: Powering Global Energy Security will bring together international policy makers, innovators, academics, and entrepreneurs to explore how both developing and developed countries are working to meet their energy needs, manage geopolitical risk, and ensure energy security.