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The Climate Tech Event

Oct 24 - 26, 2023
San Jose Convention Center
VERGE panelists talking and smiling

VERGE 23 is the leading climate tech event accelerating solutions to the most pressing challenges of our time. It is the center of gravity for the climate community — leaders from business, government, solution providers and startups — working together to address the climate crisis.

The unprecedented challenges we face today present equally unprecedented opportunities to reimagine and redesign our world to be more prosperous, sustainable and resilient. The key programs that comprise VERGE 23 — Buildings, Carbon, Energy, Food, Startups and Transport  — focus on seizing these opportunities.

Join the growing VERGE ecosystem of more than 5,000 professionals for this solutions-oriented event. By attending, you’ll gain access to inspiring keynotes, engaging breakout sessions and tutorials, innovative exhibit displays, networking events and more.


"VERGE 22 was full of thought-provoking discussions and featured some of the most cutting-edge technologies and solutions that can help us address the climate crisis and build a clean economy. It's a “can’t miss” event for people who are passionate about sustainability."

Vice President Americas, Renewable Road Transportation

"Finally! We’ve reached the moment when society is reinventing everything and we need VERGE more than ever. VERGE is where climate-aware solutions are born and scaled."

Global Lead, Sustainable Shopping

"My experience at VERGE yielded more fruitful and inspiring follow ups than any other event I have ever been to. This community is action oriented and you can feel everyone's passion and dedication to creating a more healthy and just future, together."

Global Coralition, Coral CoLab, Carbon P3
Shana Rappaport

"The technologies to address the climate crisis are bountiful, and scaling up just in time to meet the challenge of this “decisive decade.” VERGE is the home for business and government leaders, entrepreneurs and investors seeking to leverage these solutions to create an ecologically thriving, economically prosperous and socially just world."

SVP, Climate Tech & Executive Director, VERGE
GreenBiz Group

Group Package

Purchasing the Group Package enables your organization to send an unlimited number of employees across functions and business units to the event with Group Passes at a simple, flat rate. Once purchased, you will receive a link your team members can use individually to register with the Group Pass at no additional cost. 

Colleagues in front of verge conference sign


Rise Up: After Dark Party

Rise Up: After Dark Party


All VERGE 23 and Bloom 23 registrants are encouraged to join us for Rise Up: After Dark Party — a great party for a great cause — taking place the evening of October 25. Rise Up is the official fundraiser for  — a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing and empowering BIPOC professionals to accelerate a just transition to a clean economy.

The 11th annual After Dark party combines the can’t-miss live music, dancing and celebration of the VERGE and Bloom communities that After Dark is famous for, while also building meaningful support for and its flagship Emerging Leaders Program. Contributions to will help us cultivate a transformative, vibrant ecosystem that dismantles environmental injustice. We hope to see you there!


Accelerate at VERGE 23 is a fast-pitch competition featuring entrepreneurs with innovative technologies, products and services in carbon, energy, food, transportation, and buildings. Selected finalists will pitch from the VERGE stage to thousands of business, government and thought leaders.

VERGE Accelerate pitch

The Expo

Connect with hundreds of cutting-edge climate tech companies offering interactive demonstrations of their leading climate tech solutions at the largest-ever VERGE Expo.


Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders Program aims to elevate, cultivate and support the next generation of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) leaders in the climate community.

VERGE 22 Emerging Leaders

VERGE 23 Water Forum


Taking place the day before VERGE 23, the inaugural VERGE 23 Water Forum is an invitation-only, half-day gathering of leaders — from businesses, governments, investors, NGOs, solution providers and startups — at the forefront of creating sustainable, resilient and equitable water systems.

Request an invitation and join more than 100 leaders working to reform how we value and manage water.


VERGE 23 Water Forum

VERGE 22 convened more than 4,000 professionals working across clean energy, sustainable transportation, carbon removal, regenerative food systems and net-zero buildings. The program featured a lineup of dynamic speakers across industries advocating for both systemic and collaborative climate change solutions. View the recorded keynote sessions!

VERGE attendees touring microgrid and VERGE sign in background

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