Magicians. Musicians. Technocrats. Photographers. Film makers. Scientists. Humorists. Some of the most dynamic, innovative, eclectic and refreshing talents in our culture are coming to EG, 2-4 December at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. 50+ presenters, 500 attendees, luxurious schmooze breaks, absolutely fabulous food and a spectacular setting in the Richard Meier-designed mountaintop Getty campus.
EG was launched by Richard Saul Wurman (founder of TED and producer of more than 80 books). I'm thrilled to be directing it. This isn't just another entertainment gathering. L.A. is perhaps the most dynamic and startling city in America, but the entertainment industry is just the tip of an iceberg — yet it has a way of supercharging and inspiring talents in all fields.
EG reflects that. Are you looking for a central theme or another star-studded bash? Well, you can always find a business workshop or Oscar party. At EG you are as likely to be chatting with Amy Tan about China, as with Frank Gehry about ice hockey. What has Tim Kring (creator of NBC's HEROES) been talking about with Nicholas Negroponte (founder of One Laptop Per Child)? How did Lincoln Center make a billion dollar gamble on a young architect to reinvent their landmark campus? Are you still suffering from lousy penmanship? Perhaps you should buttonhole Donald Jackson...
If there is a unifying theme, it is simply that EG unabashedly brings together the best of the best, knowing that your most valuable idea is the one you haven't had yet. You will probably uncover more than one at EG.
A partial list of presenters is below, and I can't wait. More will be announced soon. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Official Website: http://the-eg.com
Added by DavidReport on October 2, 2007