e.g. 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 e.g. is the touchstone for innovators in just about every imaginable field, and each year, the conference is simply unforgettable. The people who attend e.g. 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, e.g. 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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    May, 2015: Jon McCormack shares beautiful photographs and discusses the positive changes brought to the Masai people through education, and the importance of retaining their cultural identity in this engrossing presentation. McCormack spends his days building devices for Amazon, his nights educating kids in Kenya, and weekends photographing the world's wild places.
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    May, 2015: Michael Hawley has a brief chat with the exceptional Ellsworth Wareham. Wareham is a cardiac surgeon who practiced his trade with dedication and care, scrubbing up for surgery in the operating room every day, until he retired at the age of 95.
  • Evon Hekkala, DNA Analyst (EG9)
    May, 2015: Evon Hekkala discusses her unusual career path, and fascinating crocodilian adventures in Madagascar. Dr. Hekkala spends most of her time searching for the archived genetic messages found in the tissues of old dead things... especially crocodiles.

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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