Special Programs

Interconnect Expo

The Interconnect Expo features over 50 companies sharing the latest innovations and solutions advancing the clean economy.  Browse exhibits and connect with leaders from the world’s most innovative startups and services providers.

Clean Energy Vehicle Test Drives

Step outside the conference and into one of GM or Toyota's latest clean energy vehicles to experience the power, comfort and convenience of the next-generation of electric vehicles.


The VERGE Microgrid illuminates the potential for distributed energy and smart systems as a standalone, reliable and cost-effective power resource. It features renewable energy resources, energy storage and controls to provide power to VERGE using off-the-shelf equipment.

Dinner Clubs

Dinner Clubs

These are no-host dinners where attendees can connect over topics of interest. Dinners are first come, first serve, so we encourage you to reserve your spot early — visit the registration desk to sign up. 

Startup Showcase

At the Startup Showcase, meet more than 30 entrepreneurs building the clean economy. Companies will include Accelerate finalists and other startups offering innovative solutions and looking for partnerships. 

Emerging Leaders Scholarship Sponsored by United Airlines

VERGE empowers the upcoming generation of sustainable business leaders through the Emerging Leaders Scholarship Sponsored by United Airlines. Recipients coming from diverse backgrounds and experience levels are hand-selected from a competitive applicant pool to attend VERGE 17 courtesy of United Airlines. Applications are no longer being accepted.


Receptions planned throughout the event allow for countless opportunties to meet fellow event attendees, speakers and sponsors.

VERGE After Dark Party

Join us for the After Dark Party -- a VERGE tradition -- for a fun-filled evening featuring music by DJ Spooky, drinks and more opportunities to connect with fellow attendees. Space is limited so plan to come early.