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April 28-30, 2016
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California


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Bill Atkinson Computer Pioneer & Nature Photographer

Sir David Attenborough Naturalist

Konstantin Batygin Professor, CalTech; Astronomer & Planet Hunter

Joshua Bell Violinist

Mark Bittman Food Author

David Breashears Mountaineer, Filmmaker & Glaciologist

Garrett Brown Inventor of Steadicam and Skycam

Lloyd Buck Bird Specialist

Paul Budnitz Founder Ello, Kidrobot & Budnitz Bicycles

Jim Bueermann President, Police Foundation

Butterscotch Singer, Musician, Beatboxer

Dick Button Olympic Gold Medal Figure Skater, Emmy-Winning Sports Commentator

Dick Cavett Television legend, Author & Raconteur

Sophie Darlington Wildlife Cinematographer

Sandeep Das Tabla master & composer

John Downer Award-winning Wildlife Filmmaker

Giles Duley Photographer

Jason Dunn Rocket Scientist

Sylvia Earle Oceanographer

Chris Eckstrom Writer and Videographer

Bran Ferren Designer & Inventor

Jodie Fox Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer,

Dave Gallo Scientist & Oceanographer

Mike Gunton Natural History Film Producer

The Halabiskys Sailing Family

Ford Hallam Metal Artist

Michael Hawley Director, EG

Tom Hugh-Jones Wildlife Cinematographer

Ricky Jay Illusionist, Actor & Author

Kathryn Jeffs Producer/Director, Natural History Unit BBC

Justin Kauflin Pianist & Composer

David Kelley Founder, IDEO & Stanford

Jonathan Knowles Explorer

Greg Koch CEO & Co-founder, Stone Brewing Co. / Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens

Jeff Kowalski Chief Technology Officer, Autodesk

Bob Kramer Master Bladesmith

Jim Kwik CEO, Kwik Learning & Founder, SuperheroYou

William Lange Director, Advanced Imaging & Visualization Lab, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Frans Lanting Wildlife Photographer

Elan Lee Technologist & Storyteller; Founder, "Exploding Kittens"

Katherine Liu Pianist

David McCornack Sculptor & Museum Preparator

Eric Mead Magician

Gloria Rudisch Minsky Pediatrician

Eduardo Miranda Composer & Professor of Computer Music

Kimbal Musk Entrepreneur & Environmentalist

Nicholas Negroponte Architect & Educator

Neil Nightingale Wildlife Filmmaker & Creative Director, BBC Earth

Wayne Pacelle CEO of The Humane Society of the U.S.

Van Dyke Parks Composer

David J. Peterson Conlanger

Bertrand Piccard Initiator, Chairman and Pilot of Solar Impulse

Mark Pollock Explorer, Innovator & Collaboration Catalyst

John Quinn Pianist, Organist, Conductor, Choral Specialist, Composer, Arranger

Nick Lowery & Rachel Randall Acrobats, Duo Straight Up

David Reichert Cinematographer, Director of Photography

Moshe Safdie Architect & Urban Theorist

Peter Sagal Author & Radio Quizmaster

Erica Ollmann Saphire Professor, Scripps Institute; Virologist battling Ebola

Kegan Schouwenburg Founder and CEO of SOLS

Richard Sergay Journalist & Television producer

Jill Sobule Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist

Ed Tang Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Avegant

Marco Tempest Cyber Illusionist

Nadejda Vlaeva Pianist

Benjamin Von Wong Photographer, Aspiring Environmentalist

Derek Wang Pianist

Jake Weidmann Master Penman

Hugh Welchman Oscar-winning Filmmaker & Writer, Founder, Breakthru Films

Adam White Series Producer, "Big Blue Live"

Sam Zygmuntowicz Luthier

Scott Pobiner

Scott Pobiner (2016)

Amy Tan

Amy Tan (2016)

Asa Mathat

Asa Mathat (2016)

Ed Schifman

Ed Schifman (2016)

Jon Luini

Jon Luini (2016)

Joel Connover

Joel Connover (2016)

Kristen Wrzesniewski

Kristen Wrzesniewski (2016)

EG Extend: Bob Kramer Knife Sharpening Tips w/ Jamy Ian Swiss & Mark Bittman

EG Extend: Up Close & Personal with SPY CREATURES (Episode 1- Spy Egret)

EG Extend: Up Close & Personal with Spy Creatures (Episode 2 w/ Spy Tortoise & Spy Bushbaby)

EG Extend: Up Close & Personal with Spy Creatures (Episode 3 w/ Spy Wild Dog Pup & Spy Baby Monkey)

EG Extend: Up Close & Personal with Spy Creatures (Episode 4 w/ Spy Croc Hatchlings & Spy Ostrich Chick)

April 30, 2016 11:19pm
Stephen Greenwood @spgreenwood

A special end to a wonderful few days in Carmel, full of inspiration from a group of truly unique people. Thanks #egconf!

April 30, 2016 10:05pm
Simon Coronel @thingsbysimon

Well-deserved standing O for David Attenborough, live via telepresence at #egconf

April 30, 2016 10:05pm
Alessandra Sapiz @alesapiz

Catching up and posting a few images from day 2. Nicholas Negroponte from Media Lab and Moshe Safdie, creator of the fascinating Habitat '67, a model community and housing complex in Montreal. A more recent project is the stunning Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. #egconf

April 30, 2016 7:34pm
Marissa, Hot Little Boss @thehotlilboss

It started as "the hunter becomes the hunted" but it turned into "GO TIME BABE LETS MOVE!!! RAWRRRR!!!" @asamathat #egconf

April 30, 2016 7:04pm
Eric Fields @muchachogringo

Freehand skills of Master Penman @jakeweidmann #egconf #respectthepen #writemepls

April 30, 2016 6:22pm
Henrietta @phenriettak

Time for thoughts after #egconf

April 30, 2016 5:12pm

#egconf #Simpson creator #mattgroening

April 30, 2016 4:41pm
Alessandra Sapiz @alesapiz

Dick Cavett talks about his friendship with Groucho Marx. #egconf

April 30, 2016 3:43pm
Alessandra Sapiz @alesapiz

Conversation between Peter Sagal and Dick Button, American former figure skater. #egconf

April 30, 2016 3:42pm
Tim Dempsey @tim.dempsey

Peter Sagal.. Wait Wait that's him pushing Dick's Button. #egconf

April 30, 2016 3:37pm

Jill Sobule on stage singing like an angel #egconf

April 30, 2016 3:27pm
Kristen Wrzesniewski @kwrez

The insanely talented @butterscotchmusic at the eg conference today

April 30, 2016 1:47pm
Kristen Wrzesniewski @kwrez

3am on the beach

April 30, 2016 1:33pm
Alessandra Sapiz @alesapiz

"Music is simple, it's just not easy". John Quinn, musical director, Newark Boy's Chorus in the 1970s. #egconf

April 30, 2016 1:00pm
Tim Dempsey @tim.dempsey

M.C. and maestro. #egconf

April 30, 2016 12:25pm

With Richard and Van Dyke Parks @egconf #egconf

April 30, 2016 12:22pm
Cintli? @cintliii

#cintli #thinking #egconf #carmel

April 30, 2016 11:55am
Eric Cheng @echeng

#egconf request: @thebutterscotch / @humensemble battle! @egconf @butterscotchmusic

April 30, 2016 11:51am
Cintli? @cintliii

Wow! @butterscoth #egconf @egconf

April 30, 2016 11:44am
Tim Dempsey @tim.dempsey

Butterscotch, baby. #egconf

April 30, 2016 11:42am
Alessandra Sapiz @alesapiz

Amazing sounds by Butterscotch. #egconf

April 30, 2016 11:28am
Cintli? @cintliii

With Nicholas Lowery & Rachel Randall #egconf

April 30, 2016 11:06am

Leaders are readers #egconf thanks Duncan!

April 30, 2016 10:18am
Butterscotch @butterscotchmusic


April 30, 2016 10:10am
Tim Dempsey @tim.dempsey

Katherine Liu @ #egconf

April 30, 2016 10:10am
Jon Levy @jonlevytlb

Drinking a genetically engineered bioluminecent alcohol. I can't wait to develop super powers.Now off to LA to host the Influencers Dinner & Salon#nofilter #gmo #egconf #carmel #trythingsthatscareyou #superhero

April 30, 2016 9:35am
Cintli? @cintliii

I Ideas #learning #egconf

April 30, 2016 9:31am

Kegan Schouwenburg sobre personalizacin masiva de productos, el futuro va a ser a la medida #egconf

April 30, 2016 9:08am
Alessandra Sapiz @alesapiz

The creator of Loving Vincent, the world's first feature length painted animation. Absolutely brilliant. @hughwelchman. #egconf

April 30, 2016 9:04am
Alessandra Sapiz @alesapiz

How e.g.'s day 3 begins. Nick Lowery and Rachel Randall. #egconf

April 30, 2016 9:03am
Tim Dempsey @tim.dempsey

Garrett Brown. Inventor of steady and sky cam. #egconf

April 30, 2016 8:19am
Devin Nash @devinelainenash

I've been reminded again and again this week that it's through the cracks that the light shines in. #egconf #MorningMusing #carmelbythesea #sunrise #Shine

April 30, 2016 8:14am
Tim Dempsey @tim.dempsey

Nick Lowery and Rachel Randall. New take on Pole Dance. #egconf

April 29, 2016 10:40pm
Alessandra Sapiz @alesapiz

Meeting of the (greatest) minds by @gpjexperiencemarketing at @egconf #egconf

April 29, 2016 10:37pm
Alessandra Sapiz @alesapiz

Joshua Bell and Nadejda Vlaeva. An amazing close of day 2 at @egconf #egconf

April 29, 2016 9:26pm
Scott Levkoff @barronscottlevkoff

The look of new circuits being blown open as a result of the vision, genius, compassion and courage shared by Egconf presenters.Creator Culture pioneers abound here. So much i want to talk about with these true Innovators! Todays design sesh gave me rich ideas for Midwayville.Thanks Gene Driskell for the pic. #egconf #mysticmidway #midwayville

April 29, 2016 7:31pm
Tim Dempsey @tim.dempsey

Nadejda and Joshua, squared. #egconf

April 29, 2016 7:19pm
Alessandra Sapiz @alesapiz

David Kelley and Richard Sergay take the stage at eg. #egconf

April 29, 2016 7:07pm
Tim Dempsey @tim.dempsey

David Kelley from IDEO and Richard Sergay... #egconf

April 29, 2016 6:52pm
Luis @luis_sosa

I loved the randomness of Paul Budnitz's (@kidrobot founder) trajectory @egconf #egconf #designer #weird #madwierdo

April 29, 2016 6:42pm
Tim Dempsey @tim.dempsey

Paul Budnitz, designer of bikes. #egconf

April 29, 2016 5:58pm
Tim Dempsey @tim.dempsey

Jim Kwak @ #egconf

April 29, 2016 5:34pm
Tim Dempsey @tim.dempsey

Gloria Minsky. On Marvin. #egconf

April 29, 2016 4:05pm

Greg Koch, founder of stone brew co, sharing with us his story at #egconf

April 29, 2016 3:57pm
Alessandra Sapiz @alesapiz

@kimbalmusk on the transformation of the food farm at a time. #egconf

April 29, 2016 3:40pm

Impact everything from the kitchen, love cooking and dinning at #egconf

April 29, 2016 3:32pm
Alessandra Sapiz @alesapiz

Mark Bittman cooking a meal for friends live at @egconf. #egconf

April 29, 2016 3:12pm

Coastal charm in Carmel. #egconf

April 29, 2016 3:03pm

Art usually goes well with science and technology #egconf

April 29, 2016 2:58pm
Tim Dempsey @tim.dempsey

Nadezhda Vlaeva.#egconf

April 29, 2016 2:35pm
Alessandra Sapiz @alesapiz

Another amazing talk from yesterday. Penmanship mastery by @jakeweidmann Can't begin to describe the beauty of his work. @egconf #egconf

April 29, 2016 2:04pm
Alessandra Sapiz @alesapiz

The future of design by Jeff Kowalski from Autodesk. @egconf #egconf

April 29, 2016 1:21pm
Tim Dempsey @tim.dempsey

Konstantin Botaygin remaining the solar system. #egconf

April 29, 2016 1:01pm
Mark Chichester @chi_creative

Jeff Kowalski of @autodesk talking generative design at #egconf, simultaneously inspiring and scaring the shit out of everyone

April 29, 2016 12:53pm

Incredible talk about the future of design by Jeff at #egconf

April 29, 2016 12:45pm
Tim Dempsey @tim.dempsey

Jeff Kowalski speaking to infinite mutability. From buying things to compiling them. #egconf

April 29, 2016 11:43am

Having fun taking pictures at the speakers of #egconf while they inspire us! Here is Wayne Pacelle talking about he humane economy where we marry our interest in business with our values

April 29, 2016 11:16am
dot dot dash @dotdotdashadsk

Sir David making me very proud to be British at #egconf

April 29, 2016 10:54am
Jason Tran @jasontran

#fbf #flashbackfriday to last years #egconference I'm a bit sad that I can't make it this year @egconf but I'm sure that you'll have an amazing #10year #anniversary #egconference2016 #egconf #eg #conf #egconference2015 #environment #bats #habitat #conservation

April 29, 2016 10:49am
Alessandra Sapiz @alesapiz

Sir David Attenborough joins @egconf via #cisco #telepresence from London. Memorable and inspiring conversation. #wearecisco #egconf

April 29, 2016 10:14am
Charlotte Burgess-Auburn @cbauburn

The passion and love of this man cannot fail to infect. #egconf #DavidAttenborough

April 29, 2016 10:00am
Eric Cheng @echeng

Sir David Attenborough and BBC producer Mike Gunton on video chat at @egconf #egconf

April 29, 2016 9:40am
Alessandra Sapiz @alesapiz

Bertrand Piccard's surprise appearance at @egconf last night, speaks about the emotions behind his incredible achievement with Solar Impulse. #egconf

April 29, 2016 9:22am
Alessandra Sapiz @alesapiz

On the edge of my seat listening to Adam White talk about his quest to capture live footage of a blue whale in Monterrey Bay. #egconf

April 29, 2016 9:22am

Impresionante estar con 650 personas expertas en cosas tan diferentes, compartiendo retos e inspiraciones #egconf

April 29, 2016 9:18am
Alessandra Sapiz @alesapiz

Inspirational and touching talk by photographer @gilesduley. "I love her as much as the sea". #egconference2016 #egconf

April 29, 2016 9:15am

Escuchando la historia de Giles Duley y el increble trabajo de fotografa y documental que ha hecho en zonas de guerras, refugiados y ms situaciones importantes de documentar #egconf

April 29, 2016 9:13am
Tim Dempsey @tim.dempsey

Giles Duley. Living a purpose driven life in the face of it all.#egconf

April 29, 2016 9:05am

The mall of the future may internal gardens and waterfalls. From Moshe Safdie. #egconf

April 29, 2016 8:36am
Tim Dempsey @tim.dempsey

Yang and Duggan. House of the rising sun. #egconf

April 29, 2016 8:32am
kristie dahlia home @dahlia

CAPITALISM IS NOT DEMOCRACY. - Nicholoas Negroponte #egconf

April 29, 2016 8:14am
Tim Dempsey @tim.dempsey

Nicholas Negropnte and Moishe Safdie.. on Habitat. #egconf

April 29, 2016 6:42am
Cintli? @cintliii


April 29, 2016 6:26am
GPJ Experience Marketing @gpjexperiencemarketing

#thehunt for creativity and connection with BBC's @s_darlington #egconf

April 29, 2016 5:54am
Mark Siddall @leechguy


April 29, 2016 1:21am
Tututu SH&SF @22.fern

The modular eating! The fragmental food design~#foodDesign #design #eating #modular #modularDesign #designJournal #egconf

April 29, 2016 1:12am
Tututu SH&SF @22.fern

Everyone is a hero. #hero #everydaypeople #egconf

April 28, 2016 9:26pm
Tak @takpaul

Enjoyed many impressive presentations! 2 more days to go! #egconference2016 #egconf #carmel

April 28, 2016 9:02pm

"The frontier of today is not the moon, it's the quality of life on planet earth." Bertrand Piccard #solarimpulse #egconf

April 28, 2016 8:38pm
kristie dahlia home @dahlia

#egconf #nofilter

April 28, 2016 8:14pm
Cintli? @cintliii

@ carmel #egconf

April 28, 2016 7:32pm
Cintli? @cintliii


April 28, 2016 7:12pm

Escuchando a Sophie Darlington sobre cmo tomar fotos a lobas, leones y simios #egconf

April 28, 2016 6:47pm
dot dot dash @dotdotdashadsk

Bertrand Piccard inspires an amazing #egconf

April 28, 2016 6:40pm
Tim Dempsey @tim.dempsey

Bertrand Piccard just landed... and showed up to share his rapture at #egconf

April 28, 2016 3:48pm
Tim Dempsey @tim.dempsey

Atkinson the print master #egconf

April 28, 2016 2:33pm
Cintli? @cintliii


April 28, 2016 2:11pm
Tak @takpaul

#egconference2016 #egconf #carmel

April 28, 2016 12:40pm
Tim Dempsey @tim.dempsey

The sword gives way to the pen. #ham4ham #egconf

April 28, 2016 12:19pm
Tim Dempsey @tim.dempsey

Pens and swords at #egconf

April 28, 2016 11:46am
Stephen Greenwood @spgreenwood

Excited to be inspired this week at #egconf

April 28, 2016 11:35am
Cintli? @cintliii

@ #egconf

April 28, 2016 11:20am
EG Conference @egconf

Overheard in the EG conference lobby from someone talking to a first time guest: "This is a place filled with people with magnificent obsessions." #egconf #onlyatEG #magnificent #obsessions #egconf10

April 28, 2016 10:35am
Margaret @elektradarling

Super excited for eg 10! #egconf

April 28, 2016 10:29am
Alessandra Sapiz @alesapiz

#egconference2016 looking forward to a few days of inspiration and ideas. @tim.dempsey @gpjexperiencemarketing #egconf

April 28, 2016 8:54am
kristie dahlia home @dahlia


April 28, 2016 6:59am
Sheryl Winarick @swinarick

He Said Go! #egconf

April 28, 2016 6:34am
Scott Levkoff @barronscottlevkoff

Portable Mythic Stage Storycard gameboard is excited to hit EGconf today! #egconf

April 28, 2016 6:25am
Sheryl Winarick @swinarick

#ItsASign #LoveIsTheAnswer #CarmelByTheSea #egconf

April 27, 2016 9:42am
jon-el @yamablam

just packing a couple of things that might be useful at @eg #egconf #prepared



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30 Apr – 2 May 2020
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California



30 April - 2 May 2020

Our team has been working hard behind the scenes to bring you a superb program for EG2020. However, in light of growing and legitimate concerns regarding the rapid spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) which have gutted international events of all sizes, we have made the difficult decision to put EG on hiatus until it is once again deemed safe.

We know how much each of you look forward to EG and we were looking forward to seeing old friends, and welcoming many new ones, but we do need to prioritize the health and safety of our attendees, presenters, and partners, especially those traveling from afar.

We will be in touch in due course with future plans.