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2018 NGI Industrial Affiliates Meeting

October 18, 2018 (All day) to October 19, 2018 (All day)

Tresidder Memorial Union
459 Lagunita Drive, Ste. 6
Stanford, CA 94305-2072

The Stanford Natural Gas Initiative Annual Meeting brings together a range of external stakeholders and the Stanford community to hear from leading researchers and thought leaders and to discuss a range of important topics related to natural gas production and use and the associated environmental, social, and economic benefits and costs. The 2018 meeting will feature speakers and panelists from Stanford, NGI member companies, and invited guests and is the best venue to see the range of current research about natural gas at Stanford.

Planned topics include:

Methane emissions -- new research on global methane emissions, detection effectiveness, effective management of upstream emissions and more; key speakers include Adam Brandt and Rob Jackson

Unconventional reservoir management and recovery factors -- with a focus on unconventional reservoir geomechanics, subsurface uncertainty, and shale reservoir development and optimization; key speakers include Mark Zoback, Tony Kovscek, and Jef Caers

New natural gas technologies ranging from membranes to micro-electrochemical sensors; key speakers include Yan Xia, Tom Jaramillo, and Full Moon Sensors

Lifecycle assessment of natural gas -- including a major new assessment of North American natural gas exported to Asia for power generation and industrial heating; key speaker is Adam Brandt

Distributed energy generation, storage, and mini-grids

Methane conversion - new approaches for converting methane to liquid fuels and other chemicals; key speakers include Tom Jaramillo, Matteo Cargnello, Xiaolin Zheng, and Alfred Spormann

Data science, artificial intelligence, and digital technologies in natural gas; key speaker Jef Caers



Contact Info

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Travel Information


Stanford is roughly equidistant from the San Francisco and San Jose airports. Three major airports serve the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco International (SFO)San Jose Mineta International (SJC), and Oakland International (OAK). Although San Francisco is the largest of the area airports and offers the most airlines and flights, some visitors find that San Jose’s smaller size makes it a somewhat more convenient alternative, especially for domestic flights.

Where to Stay

Visit Stanford's lodging guide which includes website links, rates, and contact information of local hotels, B&Bs and motels.

Stanford has two properties for lodging:

  • Rosewood Sand Hill offers luxury accommodations at special rates for Stanford visitors, as well as a spa and fine dining restaurant.
  • The Stanford Guest House, on the grounds of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, is an economical favorite of Stanford visitors.

Directions & Parking

The nearest visitor parking lot is located next to the Tresidder Union, between Mayfield Ave. and Lagunita Dr. Other parking lots can be found here. Please note that parking on campus is very challenging and we recommend visitors to use public transportation or shared rides.