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Hosted by the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, Veterans Advanced Energy Week (VAEW) is an interactive virtual learning and networking experience dedicated to Veterans, reservists, and military spouses working to strengthen US national security through careers in the advanced energy industry. VAEW participants will gain insight into the technology, policy, and economic trends that are driving the global energy transition from senior leaders and experts across industry, academia, and government. They will also have the opportunity to develop connections with other Veterans, supporters, and potential employers through networking events, career development sessions, company introductions with recruiters, a resume database, and job board postings.

Agenda at a glance

Day and timeTheme
Day 1: Monday, August 2, 12:00 – 9:00 PMA green economic recovery
Day 2: Tuesday, August 3, 12:00 – 7:00 PMThe pathway to net zero
Day 3: Wednesday, August 4, 12:00 – 7:15 PMLeading in clean energy technology and innovation
Day 4: Thursday, August 5, 12:00 – 4:15 PMCareer transition to the advanced energy industry

Veteran jobseeker?

Update your resume and get your virtual handshake ready! Conference participants will have the opportunity to engage directly with company recruiters, submit their resume, browse job postings, and take part in advanced energy career transition sessions with representatives from companies in the field.

Interested in recruiting veterans to work for your company?

Do you work in energy, climate, or sustainability and have an interest in hiring Veterans, reservists, and/or military spouses? Veterans Advanced Energy Week provides an opportunity for recruiting companies across the advanced energy sector to create a company profile, post upcoming jobs and openings, and directly engage with jobseekers throughout the week, and beyond. Click the link below or contact conference lead Zack Strauss at [email protected] to learn how to get involved.

Interested in sponsoring?

Sponsors of Veterans Advanced Energy Week will benefit from higher level engagement and recognition throughout the conference, in addition to all recruiting features. Depending on level of contribution, sponsorship includes speaking opportunities, participation in the Veterans Advanced Energy Project Advisory Committee, and company recognition on Atlantic Council website, social media, and during conference programming. Your contribution makes it possible for us to deliver on our mission to support the advanced energy Veteran community and build a more inclusive, representative advanced energy workforce.

Thank you to our sponsors


Apex Clean Energy


Southern California Edison


American Resilience Project
American Clean Power
Consumers Energy
Georgia Power
ISO New England
Scale Microgrid Solutions
Truman Center

Participating companies

Airstreams Renewables
Alliant Energy
Dominion Energy
San Diego Gas & Electric
Silicon Ranch Corporation

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AC Selects

The AC Selects series is a collection of our best moments from this week’s events. This week in our 9th episode, we highlighted ‘The future of energy: challenges and transitions’. New episodes are recaptured on our Events page every Friday.

Wed, Jul 28, 2021

These military veterans are solving our energy and climate problems, one idea at a time

A series of policy papers focusing a host of topics from Just Transition policy in Colorado, to hydrokinetic energy in rural areas, to port decarbonization strategies, all written by the Atlantic Council’s Veterans Advanced Energy Fellows.

EnergySource by Veterans Advanced Energy Fellows, Cohort 2

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Thu, Jul 8, 2021

Atlantic Council Global Energy Center announces Veterans Advanced Energy Week, August 2-6, 2021

Virtual learning experience dedicated to military veterans and spouses in advanced energy and national security.

Press Release

Energy & Environment

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Veterans Advanced Energy Fellowship

The Veterans Advanced Energy Fellowship seeks to create a cadre of future leaders within the advanced energy industry.

The Global Energy Center promotes energy security by working alongside government, industry, civil society, and public stakeholders to devise pragmatic solutions to the geopolitical, sustainability, and economic challenges of the changing global energy landscape.