The 2013 Natural Gas Symposium

Purpose of Oct 15-16, 2013 Third Annual Natural Gas Symposium

At the well attended two day event, the CSU Steering Committee provided diverse and balanced stakeholder perspectives on the emerging unconventional energy markets with a particular emphasis on the natural gas economy and the impacts in Colorado, United States and around the globe.  It is CSU’s goal to educate, inform and discuss complex issues while finding viable solutions.  The CSU Steering Committee of the symposium worked hard to offer all sides of the issues keeping Colorado State University as the “honest broker” of the information.


  1. The symposium’s agenda covered risks, uncertainties, benefits and opportunitites focused on four topic areas:
    1. Environment/Air & Water
    2. Climate
    3. Community/Public Health
    4. Ecosystem/Conservation 
  2. The symposium showcased actual projects and research going on at CSU in the natural gas industry.
  3. All stakeholders on all sides of the issues were invited while encouraging civil discourse.  The symposium included education around science-based natural gas issues, energy policies and regulations.  It was a very successful event that welcomed discussion and networking resulting in future research opportunities.  Our goal of demonstrating leadership by CSU’s multi-disciplinary teams was realized.

CSU Hosts:

Center for the New Energy Economy, Energy Institute at CSU, VP of Research, School of Global Environmental Sustainability and CSU Ventures

The two-day event was free of charge for participants.  Everyone attended free of charge (both in person as well as watching the live stream) because event funding was derived from industry and organizational sponsorships.

Who Attended

Energy industry stakeholders, environmental community, elected officials, government, municipalities, students, faculty, researchers, general public and press.

2013 Natural Gas Symposium Sponsors

The 2013 symposium wouldn’t have been free to all participants without the generous support of our symposium sponsors.

Presenting Sponsor

Wells Fargo

Platinum Sponsor

MWH Global

Gold Sponsors

Noble Energy
Norton Rose Fulbright
BP America

Silver Sponsors

Ward Petroleum
Western Resource Advocates
XTO Energy
City of Fort Collins
Loveland Water and Power

Media Sponsors

Northern Colorado Business Report