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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 Rice Energy Finance Summit (REFS) serves as a distinguished platform for senior executives, investors, advisors and policymakers to share their perspectives with over 400 fellow energy industry professionals and Rice University students, alumni, faculty and staff.

What to Expect

Get an inside look at the Rice Energy Finance Summit, held in November each year. With strategic themes such as Allocating Capital for Tomorrow: Energy Security and Transition, we explore key topics like: the complexity of the energy value chain, funding for the energy transition, the maintenance of energy security, and emerging ideas in the global energy ecosystem. Attendees leave with a greater understanding of the issues facing the energy industry and valuable new connections with peers and industry experts. 

Past Conferences

  • Topic: Allocating Capital for Tomorrow: Energy Security and Transition
    Date: November 10, 2023

    Program Photos

  • Topic: Rebalancing the Portfolio: Energy for the Next Decade
    Date: November 11, 2022

    Program Photos

  • Topic: A Transformative Era for Energy
    Date: November 12, 2021

    Program Photos Video

  • Topic: Energy’s Next Decade: Navigating Opportunities, Challenges, and Transitions
    Date: November 13, 2020

    Program Video


  • Topic: Shifting Goalposts: Energy at the Nexus of Capital Discipline and Value Creation
    Date: November 1, 2019

    Program Photos Video

  • Topic: The Continuous Evolution of the Global Energy Industry
    Date: November 8, 2018

    Program Photos Video


  • Topic: Capitalizing on Opportunities in a Challenging Energy Environment
    Date: November 10, 2017

    Program Photos Video


  • Topic: Energy Outlook: Navigating Changes in an Evolving Market
    Date: November 4, 2016


  • Topic: Opportunities and Challenges in a Volatile Price Environment
    Date: November 6, 2015


2023 Sponsors

Kirkland and Ellis
Latham and Watkins
Callon Petroleum
Diamondback Energy
NRG Energy, Inc
Phillips 66
APA Corporation
Gibson Dunn
Marathon Capital
Marathon Petroleum


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