FAQs

Who is considered a “young professional”?

We define “young professional” as any current or aspiring professional between the ages of 21 and 40. We establish age parameters not to be exclusive, but to improve our ability to create specificity around programming.

Unofficial FAQ: Are we checking ID? No. 

How many people attend this event?

Over 400 young professionals from all over the Sacramento region. 

What does a ticket include?

Your ticket is your all-access pass to inspiring main stage speakers, educational breakout sessions, swag, and food and drinks throughout the day, and an after party. Emerge is competitively priced to ensure businesses and individuals can afford this phenomenal day of learning and growth.

What is the dress code?

You will see a wide range of attire at the Emerge Summit. Come in what you feel best in. We want you to feel comfortable and confident so you can focus less on what you’re wearing and more on what you’re learning.

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

Nope, come one and all!

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. Some of our members participate in one of those activities, while some engage in all three! We’re excited to help you build a professional path that resonates strongly with your passions and the career of your dreams.

To become a member of Metro EDGE, you can fill out our online membership form here.

Much of the Metro EDGE website talks about leadership. Do I need to have a career goal of a CEO, MBA, President, Mayor, or other executive to be a part of EDGE? 

Nope. EDGE helps people explore their personal definition of leadership, and that can take many forms! 

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