EG is a conference and a community of brilliant innovators driving our most creative industries.
It may be the best-kept secret in the world of conferencing and unlike any other gathering you’ve been to. But those who come know that EG is the touchstone for innovators in just about every imaginable field, and each year, the conference is simply unforgettable. The people who attend EG are makers and doers of extraordinary things. They are breakers of boundaries and explorers of frontiers and busters of myths. They are inventors and educators, artists and designers, writers and thinkers, scientists and engineers, musicians, magicians, the young and old, the famous and the undiscovered, full of wonder, curiosity, and surprises.
Creativity doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Or on a clock. Or when you pay for it. It’s a collective opportunity, and there’s no substitute for being immersed with the best. More intimate, more concentrated, more consistently surprising than any other gathering we know of, 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 a place to find something priceless: your next great idea.
Come to Monterey for EG.
Norman Seeff (EG8)
May: 2014, Norman Seeff discusses his emotional, and singular approach to creative work. From Tina Turner to Steve Jobs, from Steve Martin to Joni Mitchell, from Michael Tilson-Thomas to Michael Jackson, from Dr. John to Dr. Phil, from Chicago to the Rolling Stones, from Arthur Ash to Frank Zappa, no single individual has photographed, interviewed and filmed more creative icons from every imaginable field than Norman Seeff.
Mark Siddall, Leech Expert (EG8)
May: 2014, Mark Siddall shares a fascinating and inspiring account of the eradication of the dreaded Guinea Worm. Siddall of the American Museum of Natural History maintains a research program studying leech biodiversity and evolutionary history.
Carl Hoffman (EG8)
May: 2014, Carl Hoffman discusses facing fears and anxieties in order to delve deeply into the story of Michael Rockefeller's demise in New Guinea. Hoffman is a writer who believes in plunging in - he is the author of “Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art,” which debuted on the New York Times bestseller list in April 2014.
It was great. The best. “An Institute for Advanced Study” for the rest of us.George Dyson, Science Historian
I thought it was so great I want to attend every one.Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder
Absolutely amazing. The most wonderful event I’ve ever attended.Paul Horowitz, Professor of Physics, Harvard
Three days of unrelenting inspiration. A chance to hear, dine and play with one’s artistic heroes in person. The most profitable and exhilarating short vacation I can imagine.Teller, Magician
Best conference I go to.Scott Cook, Founder & CEO, Intuit
Hardly a day has passed in all these months that I haven’t thought about something that happened at EG.Dick Cavett, TV Host
EG is all I have been able to talk about. It changed my life direction.Leslie Olson, Partner, Olson & Olson
The art/tech/math/science integration has me pondering my future... A life-changing event.Tom Gruber, Co-creator of Siri
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.Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons
It's the best conference in the world.Paul Hoffman, Director, Liberty Science Center
It was amazing.Natalie Tyler Tran, YouTube Diva
EG is the single best event of its sort in the world.Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief, MIT Technology Review
Show & Tell for geniuses.Janet Kirker
A truly amazing experience. I met some of the most incredible people on this planet!Sebastian Thrun, Stanford, Google & Udacity