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.
Chip Kidd, Author and Artist (EG8)
May: 2014, Chip Kidd discusses his early influences, including an obsession with Batman and Robin. Kidd is a Designer/Writer in New York City - his book cover designs for Alfred A. Knopf, where he has worked non-stop since 1986, have helped create a revolution in the art of American book packaging.
Doug Menuez, Photographer (EG8)
May: 2014, Doug Menuez discusses his photo journalism work during a time that changed the world forever - the early years of Silicon Valley, with a young Steve Jobs and several other visionaries. Documentary photographer Doug Menuez once stood at the North Pole, crossed the Sahara, had tea with Svetlana Stalin and held a chunk of Einstein's brain.
Charles Yang, Violinist (EG6)
April: 2012, Charles Yang performs his arrangement of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. Yang was described by the Boston Globe as one who plays classical violin with the charisma of a rock star.
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