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Energy and Climate, Fall 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013 - Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Application deadline: October 11, 2013.

We are no longer accepting applications for this Boot Camp.

This is the issue of our time: how humans extract energy from nature and what price we will pay for how we do it.

As a news story this one can only grow and get more complex. We can see the crises coming, and we know there will be great opportunities in the coming change as well. Reporters will need access to the best minds across science and technology in order to keep up.

In our three-day boot camp, first-rank thinkers on energy and climate will talk about how we got where we are, what the essential issues are, and how they might be addressed in a difficult political climate. The faculty for the workshop will be leaders from science and engineering at universities along with top policy makers as well.

We’ll explore topics from the latest solar power research such as the artificial leaf and wearable solar panels, to understanding the mechanics of climate models. We’ll explore the facts and fictions of climate change. We’ll explore the intersection of science and politics, and discuss the question of whether leaders have begun to turn their backs on science and progress in challenging political times.

We select 10- 12 journalists to participate. If selected, we will reimburse you up to $750 of your travel expenses to Cambridge and provide lodging for three nights. We do not reimburse expenses for meals as we provide most during the boot camp.  (Travel reimbursement is by check in U.S. dollars only. Electronic transfers are not available. Reimbursement typically arrives 4 to 6 weeks after travel concludes.)

Sessions are held on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA. Participants are required to attend all sessions.