Keystone Events

The Institutes of Energy and Environment organizes and hosts a number of recurring events.

Past Event Highlights

Jan 5 - 9, 2021
The NCSE Drawdown 2021 Conference will feature everything our community values from past NCSE Annual Conferences with the addition of an exciting new collaboration with Project Drawdown. Given the staggering pace of change in the world today, combining the NCSE 2021 Annual Conference and the 2nd Global Drawdown—Research to Action Conference will exponentially amplify opportunities for collaboration and progress. 
Sep 18, 2019 | 12:00am
Project Drawdown is partnering with Penn State to hold the first international conference on Drawdown — Research to Action: The Science of Drawdown. Join the world’s foremost scientific experts in a critical discussion about the most innovative and promising climate change solutions and upcoming research.
Jun 17, 2020 | 10:30am - 12:00pm
IEE and Erica Smithwick hosted a community forum on Building Convergence in Climate Science. A brief introduction was followed by three breakout groups:
Dec 11, 2020 | 9:00am
Penn State faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in a series of forums that are focused on energy. The first forum, Energy University: Concept and Current Activities, will take place from 9–10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 11. Registration is required. The second and third events will occur in the spring.
Oct 28, 2020 | 3:30pm
Four leading experts—an atmospheric scientist, an archaeologist, a coral reef biologist, and a professor of media studies—share their diverse perspectives on what needs to be most urgently communicated about climate change now. Join us for an in-depth climate change panel discussion as scientists and journalists relate their experiences communicating their research with the media and other audiences. The panel discussion is free and open to the public, but you must register for the online event.
Nov 16, 2018 | 5:00 - 6:00pm
Noted atmospheric scientist Katherine Hayhoe delivers the keynote for the 2018 Penn State Colloquium on the Environment.