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NGI Research Symposium 2017

Reducing Energy Poverty with Natural Gas: Changing Political, Business, and Technology Paradigms 

The symposium will convene Stanford experts and external leaders to explore ways that natural gas can most effectively be used to address energy poverty around the world. The symposium will include participants from Stanford, industry, foundations, non-governmental organizations, and government.

This is an invitation only event.


May 9 and 10, 2017


Mackenzie Room
3rd Floor, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center
475 Via Ortega, Stanford University

Terman Park
Between Panama Mall and Santa Teresa Street (Next to Roble Gum)
Stanford University



Please see agenda for the event


Energy Poverty: What You Measure Matters, by Lauren C. Culver.

Framework for Understanding the Role for Natural Gas in Reducing Energy Poverty, by Lauren C. Culver.

Confirmed Speakers 

Symposium Speakers

Breakout Session Speakers


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). We suggest comparing fares to all three airports, as there can be significant differences, even for the same airline.

Choosing Airports

Although San Francisco is the largest of the three 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.

A limited number of rooms is being held at the Sheraton Palo Alto and Westin Palo Alto until April 20 and The Stanford Guest House, until Monday, April. If you are interested in one of these rooms, please contact Miki Yu for availability and further information.


Parking is available at the Via Ortega Garage (Parking Structure 2)

Public Transportation

Support our Cardinal Green Event efforts by utilizing sustainable transportation options.