EG explores our most creative enterprises, by engaging a gifted mix of people — from rising stars to living national treasures, the people who attend EG are among the most industrious and iconoclastic talents of our time.
EG is like an episode of The Twilight Zone, except time doesn't stop and then everything shatters. It's like a happy Twilight Zone.
Show & Tell for geniuses.
I thought it was so great I want to attend every one.
EG is all I have been able to talk about. It changed my life direction.
Best conference I go to.
EG is the single best event of its sort in the world.
The schedule and presenters are never released until shortlybefore the conference.
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John Aitchison Wildlife Filmmaker
Maria Anastasiadou Archaeologist
Lucinda Belle Harpist & Singer
Larry Brilliant Physician
Marie Budev Medical Director
Brent Bushnell VR Pioneer
Rachel Butler Wildlife Filmmaker
Butterscotch Singer, Musician, Beatboxer
Pete Buttigieg Mayor of South Bend
Yvonne Cagle Astronaut & Physician
Jessica Cail Neuroscientist & Stuntwoman
Robert Chapin Stuntman & CGI Wizard
Bret Chiafalo Software Engineer & Elector
Cady Coleman Astro-nette
Terry Crane Circus Artist
Maisie Crow Photojournalist
George Dyson Author, Designer, Historian
Lauren Fleshman Runner, Author & Wellness Entrepreneur
Pam & Tim Fogg Rope Access Specialists
Levi Guerra Presidential Elector
Michael Hawley Director, EG
Peter Hirshberg Serial Entrepreneur, Chairman, Technorati
Joachim Horsley Musician
Tom Hugh-Jones Wildlife Cinematographer
Kevin Kelly Whole Earth / WIRED / Cool Tools Author, Philosopher
Elizabeth Kiehner Designer
Tim Laman Field Biologist & Wildlife Photojournalist
Frans Lanting Wildlife Photographer
Emily Levine Philosopher-Comic
Tim Linhart Ice Artist
John Markoff Journalist
Eric Mead Magician
Jane Metcalfe Publisher & Entrepreneur
Emma Napper Producer of Wildlife Documentaries
Dean Ornish Physician
Wm R. Robertson Tool Collector & Model Maker
Peter Sagal Author & Radio Quizmaster
Philip Sheppard Cellist
Jill Sobule Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist
Jonathan Sorger Biomedical Roboticist
Maria Spiropulu Scientist & Experimental Physicist
Pratheev Sreetharan Physicist & Inventor
Marco Tempest Cyber Illusionist
Charity Tillemann-Dick Soprano & Author
Time For Three Musical Trio
Stephen Tobolowsky Actor & Raconteur
Phil Torres Entomologist, Journalist & Television Host
Laurence Tribe Carl M. Loeb University Professor & Professor of Constitutional Law
Ty Vennewitz Circus Artist
The conference will be held at the gorgeous Sunset Center, in Carmel-by-the Sea, CA.
WHAT TO DO IN CARMEL & ENVIRONS
Carmel is one of California’s loveliest oceanside towns: dramatic views, pristine beaches, and a charming town bubbling with artful and gastronomic pleasures. April brings perfect spring weather, and numerous boutique hotels are within a pleasant stroll of the Sunset Center
In and Around
- Carmel Mission: considered to be one of the most beautiful missions established by Father Serra (who is buried here).
- Carmel Beach: dog friendly & leash-free, there are 1.5 miles of white sand waiting for you.
- Point lobos State Natural Reserve: Point Lobos State Natural Reserve: a rocky outcrop in the Pacific, with lush kelp forests, great coves and tide pools, and nice trails.
- The Gorgeous 17-Mile Drive
- Monterey: Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row, and the most beautiful aquarium in the world (built by Julie Packard who spoke at EG5).
- Breathtaking Big Sur
- Santa Cruz and its seaside boardwalk
- Ano Nuevo (full of elephant seal moms & pups in April)
EG starts at 1:00pm on Thursday, 13 April, and ends with a Farewell Lunch from 12:00-2:00pm on Saturday 15 April.
Registration opens at 11:00 on the 13th. Best to arrive early so that you have enough time to settle in and mingle at the opening reception before the conference begins.
MRY / Monterey Peninsula Airport: Just 8 miles — 15 minutes by taxi to downtown Carmel.
SFO / San Francisco International Airport: a scenic 2h drive (depending on traffic).
SJC / San Jose Airport: about 90m to downtown Carmel.
We stress that it is important to stay until the very end of the last session, which will be by 1PM on Saturday 15 April. All of our sessions and speakers are worth the experience and we recommend planning to leave Saturday evening or Sunday morning. This way you'll have enough time to stay right through the final session on Saturday and allow yourself time to decompress before beginning your journey home.
To reserve hotels in and around Carmel by the Sea, please contact our travel partners for group hotel rates and boutique inns.
Hotel reservations are for EG 2017 which is happening on 13-15 April 2017.
Carmel Area Reservation Service
Carmel Mission Inn
Ask for EG 2017 group rate
800-348-9090 toll free