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The Climate Tech Event

Oct 24 - 26, 2023
San Jose Convention Center
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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.

Featured Speakers


Jerome Foster II

White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council

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Gregory Davis

Eviation Aircraft


Yana Garcia



Julia Kumari Drapkin



Tom Chi

At One Ventures


Chris Wu

Impact Engine


Neha Palmer

TeraWatt Infrastructure

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Kristen Banks



Gabriel Kra

Prelude Ventures

Ashish Gadnis

Ashish Gadnis



"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 Fuel

"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


VERGE 23 Water Forum

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 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!

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