c3e Networking reception & dinner · December 3, 2018 · 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
2018 C3E Symposium · December 4, 2018 · 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Celebrating and Recognizing Past and Present Women Awardees of the Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Program 

In 2018, the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment symposium and awards will recognize eight outstanding mid-career women who are advancing and implementing solutions that can transform our energy infrastructure and reduce emissions. Drawing upon our illustrious and distinguished C3E Ambassadors, we will explore trends and innovations from energy storage to siting natural gas pipelines and wind generation, and from clean energy finance to saving money through lowering energy and water intensity in their businesses. In its seventh year, exceptional past C3E Awardees will share with us what winning a C3E Award has allowed these women to accomplish over the subsequent years - how they have been able to inspire women and men, from all walks of life, in energy careers using science, technology, engineering and mat


Keynote Speakers

   Sally Benson  , Professor, Energy Resources Engineering; Co-Director, Precourt Institute for Energy; C3E Ambassador

Sally Benson, Professor, Energy Resources Engineering; Co-Director, Precourt Institute for Energy; C3E Ambassador

   The Honorable Dan Brouillette  , U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy

The Honorable Dan Brouillette, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy

   Valerie Montgomery Rice  , President & Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine

Valerie Montgomery Rice, President & Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine

   Jane Woodward  , Founder & CEO, MAP

Jane Woodward, Founder & CEO, MAP


Monday, December 3, 2018, C3E Networking Reception & Dinner at The Foster Art Museum

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, C3E Symposium, Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center

8:30     Breakfast

9:00 am – 12:00 noon   Welcome, Keynotes, Award Presentations, Panels
Welcome and Keynotes

Powering up the C3E Network Discussion

12:00 noon – 6:30 pm Lunch+Skill-Building Session, Award Presentations, Panels, Networking, Poster Session

Introduction of C3E Lifetime Achievement Award

Scaling Energy Storage Discussion

  • Janice Lin, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Strategen

  • Catherine E. Von Burg, Founder, President & CEO, SimpliPhi Power

  • Ellen Anderson, Executive Director, Energy Transition Lab, University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment

Keynote speaker: Jane Woodward, Founder & CEO, MAP

Sustainability & Energy Management: Good Business

Women Helping Women Discussion with Corporate Representatives

  • Speakers TBD

Closing remarks

  • Valentini Pappa, Academic Program Coordinator of the Master of Science in Energy; Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Agriculture & Biological Engineering, Texas A&M Energy Institute 

Poster Session and closing reception



Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, McCaw Hall
326 Galvez Street. Stanford, CA


The Foster Art Museum
940 Commercial St, Palo Alto, CA



Sheraton Palo Alto

Online reservation or call (650) 328-2800 to speak to Sheraton Palo Alto reservationist. Please mention C3E Symposium room block.  Special group rate available until November 1

Stanford Guest House

Online reservation or call (650) 926-2800 to speak to Stanford Guest House front desk. Please use group code C3E18.
Special group rate available until October 17 (extended from September 16)