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.
Absolutely amazing. The most wonderful event I’ve ever attended.
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.
It was amazing.
Natalie Tyler Tran
Show & Tell for geniuses.
The art/tech/math/science integration has me pondering my future... A life-changing event.
EG is all I have been able to talk about. It changed my life direction.
The schedule and presenters are never released until shortlybefore the conference.
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Butterscotch Singer, Musician, Beatboxer
Eric Mead Magician
George Dyson Author, Designer, Historian
Stephen Tobolowsky Actor and Raconteur
Peter Hirshberg Serial Entrepreneur, Chairman, Technorati
Jessica Cail Neuroscientist & Stuntwoman
Robert Chapin Stuntman & CGI Wizard
Wm R. Robertson TOOL COLLECTOR AND MODEL MAKER
Tim Linhart Ice Artist
Lauren Fleshman Runner, Author & Wellness Entrepreneur
Tim Laman Field Biologist & Wildlife Photojournalist
Maisie Crow Photojournalist
Jill Sobule Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist
Peter Sagal Author & Radio Quizmaster
Philip Sheppard Cellist
Frans Lanting Wildlife Photographer
Marco Tempest Cyber Illusionist
Paul Horowitz Harvard Professor, electronics nerd, SETI pioneer
Emily Levine Philosopher-Comic
Bret Chiafalo Software Engineer & Elector
Maria Anastasiadou ARCHAEOLOGIST
Levi Guerra PRESIDENTIAL ELECTOR
Laurence Tribe Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law
John Aitchison Wildlife Filmmaker
Larry Brilliant Physician
Brent Bushnell VR Pioneer
Terry Crane Circus Acrobat
Tom Hugh-Jones Wildlife Cinematographer
Pam & Tim Fogg Rope Access Specialists
Tom Gruber Designer of Siri
Michael Hawley Director, EG
Frans Lanting Wildlife Photographer
John Markoff Technology Reporter, New York Times
Pratheev Sreetharan Physicist & Inventor
Jonathan Sorger Biomedical Roboticist
Maria Spiropulu Scientist and Experimental Physicist
Charity Tillemann Dick SOPRANO and AUTHOR
Ty Vennewitz Circus Acrobat
Pete Buttigieg Mayor
Phil Torres Entomologist, Journalist & Television Host
Time For Three Musical Trio
Elizabeth Kiehner Designer
Frank Drake Astronomer & Asgtrophysicist
Marie Budev Medical Director
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