It is with great anticipation that Rice University readies for our second CERAWeek participation as a strategic University Partner.  We value greatly the relationship with IHS Markit and for the contributions we make and receive from the program and thought leadership throughout the event.  CERAWeek provides a unique opportunity for our students, faculty, alumni, and marketplace stakeholders of Rice University right here in our Houston community.

This year’s theme of “tipping points” is strategically aligned with the many aspects of Rice’s Energy and Environment Initiative that represents the entire range of our university’s capabilities and excellence.  Transformative research in all aspects of the energy and environmental landscape will create the future.  Engineering, sciences, high performance computing and data, artificial intelligence, as well as the economics and policies of business and the marketplace, are all critical to not only the vision of the future, but in realizing meaningful and impactful results on the pathway to that future. 

Rice University prides itself on the excellence and unconventional wisdom we provide to impacting the most critical areas of our society and future.  CERAWeek’s focus on the energy marketplace globally could not be better aligned, or of greater importance, to the keys to that future. We look forward to the week ahead in March.

Contact EEi with any questions about Rice activity at CERAWeek in 2018: or 713-348-4062.


The Honorable Charles D. McConnell

Executive Director