Mary Schrott

Come together in Oakland, California, for the intersection of technology and sustainability at VERGE 18.

The VERGE 18 conference and expo is right around the corner. Join more than 2,500 leaders from companies and utilities, city and regional governments, NGOs, solution providers and startups. VERGE 18, to be held October 16–18 at the Oakland Convention Center, is where leaders come together at the intersection of technology and sustainability to discuss a cleaner economy.

VERGE 18 will focuses on three markets—the circular economy, clean energy, and transportation and mobility— in three concurrent VERGE conferences—VERGE Circular, VERGE Energy and VERGE Transport. Having separate conferences allows for deeper conversation and focused learning on these influential markets.

The circular economy

The VERGE Circular conference will explore emerging technologies and partnerships designed to optimize resource use through systems that are restorative and regenerative by design. Professionals in design, sustainability, materials science, supply chain management, product strategy, logistics, procurement and other business functions are all encouraged to attend. This conference will offer nearly 50 inspiring and informative sessions through four program tracks: Design and Materials, Business Model Innovation, Logistics and Infrastructure and Food and Water Systems.

Energy technologies

The VERGE Energy conference will examine the emerging technologies and partnerships that will decarbonize global energy systems at the grid and distributed scales. Energy buyers, producers and professionals involved in energy management and procurement as well as professionals from corporations, government agencies, innovative service providers, developers, financiers and utilities are all encouraged to attend. There will be nearly 50 thought-provoking sessions through four program tracks: Renewables Procurement, Buildings and Efficiency, Distributed Energy and Storage and Grid Resilience.

Clean transportation

The VERGE Transport conference will delve into the emerging technologies and partnerships that will enable a clean, accessible and efficient transportation system. Vehicle manufacturers, government and policymakers, transportation service suppliers, energy producers and infrastructure providers are all encouraged to attend. There will be nearly 50 exciting sessions through four programs tracks: Vehicle Electrification, Autonomous Technologies, Sharing Systems and Connected Infrastructure.

Register for VERGE 18