Columbia University Energy 11th Symposium
Columbia University Energy Symposium 2015 Synergy in Energy: Engaging Tomorrow’s Energy Leaders
November 5&6 2015
Columbia University’s SIPA Energy Association (SEA), CBS Energy Club, the Environmental Law Society and the Engineering Energy Club welcomes you to introduce you to the 11th Annual Columbia University Energy Symposium.
Columbia University’s SIPA Energy Association (SEA), CBS Energy Club, the Environmental Law Society, and the Engineering Energy Club welcome you to introduce you to the 11th Annual Columbia University Energy Symposium.

The Columbia Energy Symposium is one of the largest events of its kind,
New York City more than 400 students, faculty, leaders, and executives representing industry, government, and society, to explore and advance our insights into today’s challenging enegy questions.

This year’s Symposium theme is “engaging tomorrow’s energy leaders”
Topics will include navifating uncertain commodity price environments, adopting of emerging energy technologies, developing financial solutions, and reducing climate impacts. Deploying these solutions will require professionals with integrated technical, business, and policy tools.

Past conference keynote speakers have included:
Cheryl LaFleur Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Evan Bayh Campaign Co-Chair of Nuclear Matters and Former US Senator and Former Governor of Indiana
Richard Kauffman Chairman of Energy & Finance for New York (Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo) and Chair of NYSERDA Board
Daniel Yergin Vice-Chairman of IHS CERA and world-renowned author
Ken Cohen Vice-President for Public and Government Affairs,
Exxon Mobil
Jeffery Sachs Director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute, and Special Advisor for the UN MDGs
The Symposium in Numbers:
Symposium’s First Annual Case Competition - November 5
On November 5th, the Symposium will host America’s top energy students in a case competition addressing an integrated energy challenge. Leaders from top private and non-profit organizations will challenge student teams to deploy innovative business and policy solutions to real-world problems for prize money.

Venture Showcase - November 5
Also on November 5, the Symposium will have an all-day start-up showcase and pitch. This is a great opportunity to view cutting edge ideas in the energy industry. The Symposium has partnered with New York’s most prominent clean tech incubators, accelerators, and start-ups to highlight the unique innovation and entrepreneurship taking place at Columbia University and around the region.

Career Fair - November 5
This unique forum will match recruiters from leading companies in consulting, finance, energy services, utilities, oil, natural gas, and renewables with the premier emerging energy talent from the top business, engineering, law and policy. Case competition particiapants from other top schools can join, too.

Conference - November 6
On November 6th, we will host our main event - an all day conference featuring notable industry professionals addressing key issues. The conference comprises of six 45-minute panels and remarks by three keynote speakers. Closing celebration is casual, interactive, and always memorable.

Conference participants will engage in topics covering:

  • Oil and Gas Outlook
  • Climate Change
  • Renewable Deployment
  • Evolution and Revolution of the Utility Business
  • The City of the Future
  • Energy Politics in America
We anticipate over 400 attendees, including students from Columbia University and other top universities, alumni, and industry professionals. Beyond the traditional conference elements, discussion panels, and networking breaks, this year’s Symposium is expanding to two days to include many additional opportunitites for engagement and visibility. New activities include a case competition, a venture showcase, and a career fair. This is a great opportunity for companies to promote themselves and network with leaders, students, and alumni passionate about the energy industry.

We hope you can be part of the Symposium. To sponsor us or for more information please contact