13–15 April 2017
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California


EG explores our most creative enterprises, by engaging a gifted mix of people — from rising stars to living national treasures, the people who attend EG are among the most industrious and iconoclastic talents of our time.

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

Leslie Olson

The art/tech/math/science integration has me pondering my future... A life-changing event.

Tom Gruber

Show & Tell for geniuses.

Janet Kirker

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

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

It's the best conference in the world.

Paul Hoffman

The schedule and presenters are never released until shortly
before the conference.

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The conference will be held at the gorgeous Sunset Center, in Carmel-by-the Sea, CA.


Carmel is one of California’s loveliest oceanside towns: dramatic views, pristine beaches, and a charming town bubbling with artful and gastronomic pleasures. April brings perfect spring weather, and numerous boutique hotels are within a pleasant stroll of the Sunset Center

General Things to Do

In and Around

  • Carmel Mission: considered to be one of the most beautiful missions established by Father Serra (who is buried here).
  • Carmel Beach: dog friendly & leash-free, there are 1.5 miles of white sand waiting for you.
  • Point lobos State Natural Reserve: Point Lobos State Natural Reserve: a rocky outcrop in the Pacific, with lush kelp forests, great coves and tide pools, and nice trails.


  • The Gorgeous 17-Mile Drive
  • Monterey: Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row, and the most beautiful aquarium in the world (built by Julie Packard who spoke at EG5).
  • Breathtaking Big Sur
  • Santa Cruz and its seaside boardwalk
  • Ano Nuevo (full of elephant seal moms & pups in April)

EG starts at 1:00pm, Thursday, 13 April, and ends by 5:00pm, Saturday 15 April.

Registration opens at 11:00 on the 28th. Best to arrive early so that you have enough time to settle in and mingle at the opening reception before the conference begins.

Do not cut it close. The agenda is put together like a Rubik's cube, and if you suffer a travel glitch that causes you to miss your presentation slot, you will most likely be scratched from the program. Presentations are in no way interchangeable, and it's generally not possible to rearrange the program. Besides that, things happen at EG that you'll remember for the rest of your life.

Closest airports:
MRY / Monterey Peninsula Airport: Just 8 miles — 15 minutes by taxi to downtown Carmel.
SFO / San Francisco International Airport: a scenic 2h drive (depending on traffic).
SJC / San Jose Airport: about 90m to downtown Carmel.

We stress that it is important to stay until the very end of the last session, which will be by 5PM on Saturday 30 April. All of our sessions and speakers are worth the experience and we recommend planning to leave Saturday evening or Sunday morning. This way you'll have enough time to stay right through the final session on Saturday and allow yourself time to decompress before beginning your journey home.

To reserve hotels in and around Carmel by the Sea, please contact our travel partners for group hotel rates and boutique inns.

Hotel reservations are for EG 2017 which is happening on 13-15 April 2017.

Suzanne Gravelle
Carmel Area Reservation Service


Jose Ortega
Carmel Mission Inn
Ask for EG 2017 group rate
831-624-1841 local
800-348-9090 toll free

Tickets are $4,000 each. Seating is limited, so tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.


13-15 April 2017
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California


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EG 2017

Tickets are $4,000 each.
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