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About the Global Energy Forum


Stanford Global Energy Forum

November 2 & 3, 2022

Stanford University lies in the heart of one of the world’s most unique ecosystems that continues to shape the world through its innovations and talent.  As the premier energy event at Stanford, the by-invitation Global Energy Forum brings together a unique delegation of global citizens, industry leaders, energy experts, and innovative problem solvers to holistically address the challenges of the transforming global energy ecosystem. After two postponements due to COVID, the Global Energy Forum resumes November 2-3, 2022.


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Hosted by former United States Secretaries, and the Stanford Global Energy Forum offers participants an opportunity to gain visibility of emerging trends in energy, gain insights about rapidly transforming sectors of the global energy ecosystem, identify connections and opportunities between these sectors while fostering connections among peers who are advancing global energy policy and practice. Attendees have the unique opportunity to engage with world-renowned Stanford energy faculty, students, and innovators who are launching cutting-edge energy technologies.

Global Energy Forum Hosts

Director, Hoover Institution; U.S. Secretary of State (Fmr)
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U.S. Secretary of Defense (Fmr)
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U.S. Secretary of Energy (Fmr)
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Dean, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability

From the Director

Much has changed since the impressive debut of Stanford Global Energy Forum in 2018. Technologies for the sustainable and affordable generation and storage of energy have advanced significantly. More corporations and other entities around the world have committed to net-zero carbon emissions and actions to reduce the carbon footprint of their operations. Addressing climate change and environmental justice have become top priorities for the U.S. federal government, among others. Most recently, energy has returned as a top national security concern. To explore, understand and appreciate the call to action, we are launching two important gatherings in November of 2022.

Stanford Global Energy Forum participants will examine and synthesize the latest developments into concrete actions we can take in our work. Transitioning to low-carbon energy systems while extending the benefits of these systems to all people is a huge, dual challenge. It also offers the biggest opportunity of the 21st century.  How businesses, government, research institutes and civic organizations seize this opportunity could benefit not just our environment, but the global economy and national security.

Stanford Energy Innovation Day is a one-of-a-kind convening of Stanford's energy technology ecosystem that brings together a stakeholder community, showcases start-up technologies, and features critical dialogues on deploying energy solutions at speed and scale.

The opportunity for individuals from these entities to engage in person and find potential collaborations this November should be exciting and fruitful. 

We hope that you will join us at Stanford's campus in November for Stanford Energy Innovation Day and Stanford Global Energy Forum so that our current and future leaders can together explore, understand and help shape the future of energy.

-  Yi Cui, Director of the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy

History of the Forum

The Vail Global Energy Forum, a vision of founder Jay Precourt, was started in 2011 with the goal of advancing the public understanding of global energy via fact-based balanced dialogue. Each year, over 300 stakeholders convened in Colorado where, in later years, the forum focused on North America as a rising power in energy. The Global Energy Forum moved to its permanent home at Stanford University in the Fall of 2018 where it explored the rapidly changing worldwide energy ecosystem and address the implications of these changes.

For more information about the Stanford Global Energy Forum, contact:

Cindy Williams, Assistant Director, External Engagement, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University 650.724.2613