What is EG?

EG is an annual gathering and a community of brilliant innovators driving our most creative industries.

The EG community is full of inventors and educators, artists and designers, writers and thinkers, scientists and engineers, musicians, magicians, icons, iconoclasts, young and old. Some are national treasures, or household names (depending on your household); many are not yet discovered. It is a talent pool like no other.

The annual EG conference gathers every spring in Carmel, California and comprises over 500 members of the creative community, roughly 50 of whom give presentations about their passion projects. It is a touchstone for innovators in every imaginable field — makers and doers of extraordinary things, breakers of boundaries, explorers of frontiers, busters of myths.

We hold the conference because creativity doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Or on a clock. Or when you pay for it. Or by staying in your comfort zone. It’s a collective discipline, and there’s no substitute for being immersed with the best, ready to think differently. More intimate, more concentrated, more consistently surprising than any other gathering in the world, and definitely not stuck in any narrow industrial rut, EG explores the new and the different by engaging a remarkable mix of people. It is not just an ideas conference. It is a place to learn from people who have made their ideas real.

Who is EG?

DIRECTOR
Michael Hawley

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Jane Rosch

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Christopher Newell

PRODUCER
John Porter

COMMUNICATIONS & STRATEGY DIRECTOR
Jon Luini

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR
John Kudos

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS
James Home
David Wolfgang-Kimball

PRODUCTION STAFF
Rusty Blazenhoff
Shelly de Greeve
Caleb Donaldson
Jason Hill
Kristie Dahlia Home
Mark Jacques
Ofelia Mangen
Rocky Mullin
Steve Simitzis
Melissa Stein
Eric Volpe
Kristen Wrzesniewski
Allison Yates

EG 2018 Press Release

Jonathan Winters

Actor, Comedian, Painter

Every year, innovators in art, performance and industry gather at EG to share their creative endeavors.

Dean Ornish

Physician

EG is the single best event of its sort in the world.

Jason Pontin
Editor in Chief, MIT Technology Review

EG is all I have been able to talk about. It changed my life direction.

Leslie Olson
Partner, Olson & Olson

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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.