New Energy Summer Summit

Powering Interdisciplinary Connections


Aerial view of the Irving Institute building with trees and mountains

The Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society's New Energy Summer Summit brings early career energy researchers and scholars to the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover, NH, to help expand connections and collaborations among PhD students, postdocs, and assistant professors working across the energy and climate space.


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The idea for the summit grew out of the New Energy speaker series, which was launched by the Irving Institute in spring 2020 to provide a platform for advanced PhD students, postdocs, and assistant professors to share their emerging work in energy and society during a time when travel was challenging. The inaugural summit, in 2022, hosted 20 researchers from 17 institutions from around the world for three days of lightning talks, breakout groups, lectures, workshops, and networking. The summer '23 summit brought 19 researchers to campus. 

New Colleagues, New Ideas, and New Networks

The New Energy Summer Summit provides a unique opportunity for early-career scholars working in energy and climate across the disciplines to meet colleagues from other institutions across the globe. Through breakout sessions, lightning talks, networking meals, and other activities, the Summit will give you the opportunity to:

  • Share your own research and interest areas
  • Learn about your peers' work
  • Identify shared and complementary areas of expertise among peers
  • Brainstorm and develop new projects and avenues of inquiry
  • Meet Dartmouth faculty experts and learn how Dartmouth scholars are approaching energy and climate
  • Explore the Irving Institute's beautiful, new highly energy efficient building, a living laboratory for energy and climate research, teaching, and learning
  • Enjoy the Upper Valley of New Hampshire in all of its summer glory!

View the Summer Summit '22 program

What Summer Summit '22 Participants Had to Say


Three people standing in front of a whiteboard with text overlaid that says, I really loved that we had large amounts of time in the breakout groups. Gave the opportunity for ideas and connections to really marinate.



People sitting around a table eating with text overlaid that reads: The cohort we had this time was a great mix. We covered a wide range of topics but amazingly there are many possible collaborations in between. I think this is the core of why people thin


People sitting at tables listening to a woman in the front of the room. Text overlaid reads: I really felt like the summit came together pretty cohesively and I enjoyed all of it. If the purposed was to share information and forge new collaborative opport


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