Rice Energy Finance Summit

The Rice Energy Finance Summit (REFS) is an annual student-led conference promoting forward-looking discussions on the most relevant energy finance, investment and strategy topics affecting the global energy industry. The conference serves as a distinguished platform for senior executives, investors, advisors and policymakers to share their perspective with over 400 fellow energy industry professionals and Rice University students, alumni, faculty and staff.

The 11th annual Rice Energy Finance Summit was held on Friday, November 1, 2019 on the campus of Rice University in Houston, Texas. Our strategic theme, Shifting Goalposts: Energy at the Nexus of Capital Discipline and Value Creation, aimed to explore the linkages between the industry’s commitment to capital discipline and the imperative to generate sustainable returns for investors, all against a backdrop of changing business models, capital markets constraints, increasing private ownership and uncertain growth prospects.

‚ÄúThe quality of the speakers was incredible... Most amazing was the consistent quality‚ÄĒall through the day. Home run after home run. Great panelists, moderators and world-class execution of the whole event.‚ÄĚ
- Paul Jasinski, EMBA '01

On Energy and the Economy: A Fireside Chat with Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan
Friday, November 1st, 2019 from 8:30-9:30am; fireside chat with Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President and CEO Robert Kaplan and Rice Business Dean Peter Rodriguez looking at the state of energy investments and the current macroeconomic environment.