What is the Emerge Summit and who should attend?


Emerge Summit is an annual, one-day professional development conference hosted by Metro EDGE. You should attend if you are a young professional who wants to learn, grow, meet new people, and be inspired.


What is Metro EDGE and why/how should I join?

Launched in 2009 as the young professional program of the
Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation, Metro EDGE represents more than 600 of the best and brightest young leaders in the Capital region. Metro EDGE members (better known as “EDGErs”) come from a myriad of business, public and nonprofit sectors with diverse backgrounds and education levels.

Ensuring the future of Sacramento is at the heart of Metro EDGE’s mission: To Engage a diverse network, Develop critical business skills, Give back to the community and Empower leadership.

You should join Metro EDGE if you’re a young professional in the Sacramento region looking to meet new people, grow your skill set, and get involved in the community. To become a member of Metro EDGE, you can fill out our online membership application here.

Who is considered a “young professional”?


While the definition of a young professional can vary, generally they are characterized as highly entrepreneurial, civic-minded people between the ages of 21 and 40 with a college degree.


Do I have to be a member of Metro EDGE to attend Emerge?


Non-members are more than welcome to attend, but we hope you’ll decide to join EDGE by the end of the event!


How many people attend this event?


Over 600 young professionals from all over the west coast!


What does a ticket include?


Your ticket includes inspiring main stage speakers, educational breakout sessions, lunch, gifts, and a post-conference networking event. Emerge is competitively priced to ensure businesses and individuals can afford this phenomenal day of learning and growth.


What will my day look like?


Check out our schedule!   


What will I learn? What is the content like?


The content for Emerge is largely centered around professional and personal development. In celebration of Metro EDGE’s 10th anniversary, we’re focusing our content around EDGE’s mission to Engage, Develop, Give, and Empower. Be ready for a full day of learning and growth!


How can I prepare for Emerge?


Breakout sessions are first come, first served, so we recommend reading up on all of them beforehand and choosing which ones you want to attend. Also, practice your elevator pitch and don’t forget those business cards because you will have plenty networking opportunities throughout the day.


What is the dress code?

For this type of event we say “business attire,” but that may not help everyone, so let’s break it down:

– Ladies: Slacks with a great top and jacket, skirt with a blouse, or a nice dress.
– Men: Slacks, blazers and collared shirt. And of course, the no-fail option: Suit up!

Ultimately, you want to wear what you feel comfortable in while putting your best foot forward. While we’re on the subject of feet, please wear shoes you are comfortable walking in to the breakout sessions.

Should I attend with my co-workers? Is it ok to attend by myself?


Yes, you can attend either with your co-workers or fly solo! There are benefits to both. Attending with your co-workers will make for a great team-building day. Attending by yourself will force you out of your comfort zone and increase your chances of meeting new people.


How can I sponsor Emerge Summit?


Review the 2019 Metro EDGE sponsorship opportunities, then contact Metro EDGE Chair Anne Descalzo or Metro Chamber Foundation Staff Andrea Ellinghouse.


Still have questions? Shoot us a line via the Contact Page.