Special Programs and Networking Activities

Interconnect Exhibitor Showcase

The VERGE Interconnect exhibitor showcase features nearly 20 companies sharing the latest innovations and solutions advancing the clean energy transformation.  


The 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 the VERGE  main ballroom using off-the-shelf equipment.

Accelerate Showcase

This fast-paced start-up competition provides entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their startups to the VERGE audience. Industry experts provide commentary from the main stage, and audience votes determines the winner.

Guru Lunches

Choose from a variety of interactive moderated lunch discussions, each around a targeted VERGE Hawaii topic. Each table discussion will be led by an expert or thought leader, held at roundtables of up to 10 participants (first come, first serve).


Receptions planned throughout the event allow for countless opportunties to meet fellow event attendees, speakers and sponsors while soaking up the beautiful Honolulu surroundings.

After Dark Party

Join us for the After Dark Party (a VERGE tradition!), the evening of Wednesday, June 22, for a fun-filled evening with music, drinks and more opportunities to connect with fellow attendees.

Birds of a Feather Dinners

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. Sign-ups will be available by the registration desk during the 10am break on Wednesday morning.