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.

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  • John Aldridge, Lobsterman (EG8)
    May, 2014: John Aldridge, interviewed by Sailor, Rich Wilson, recalls the day he went overboard and how he determined to survive alone in the Atlantic Ocean until he was finally rescued. Aldridge is an Offshore Lobsterman from Montauk, NY.
  • Danny Ferrington, Luthier (EG8)
    May, 2014: A delightful Danny Ferrington charms the crowd with touching recollections of the people he has made guitars for, including Johnny Cash and David Lynch, and is joined by Sam Zygmuntowicz for a brief chat and performance. Einstein studied the violin at Princeton, and when he gave up he said, you can't figure out human intuition and that's what makes them sound good.
  • Nadejda Vlaeva, Pianist (EG8)
    May, 2014: Nadejda Vlaeva discusses her formative years in Communist Bulgaria, performs two rarely heard pieces, and shares an animated short film. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Nadejda began playing the piano at age 5.

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

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