Thursday, May 2 - Saturday May 4, 2019
May 2 — 4pm - 8pm Registration Reception
May 3 — 10am - 7pm Conference followed by Dinner on the Town
May 4 — 10am - 4pm Conference followed by Finale Toast
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.
It was amazing.
Natalie Tyler Tran
A truly amazing experience. I met some of the most incredible people on this planet!
Best conference I go to.
I thought it was so great I want to attend every one.
Show & Tell for geniuses.
It's the best conference in the world.
We are pleased to announce our EG 2019's presenters.
The complete program will be released closer to the date of the conference.
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Andrew Barron Neuroethologist, Bee Expert
John Bayless Pianist
David Breashears Mountaineer, Filmmaker & Glaciologist
David Burnett Photographer
Catherine Chalmers Artist, Engineer and Ecologist
Zita Cobb Social Entrepreneur
Derek DelGaudio Performance Artist & Magician
Peter Dering Founder, PeakDesign
Pete Eckert Photographer
John Edmark Mathematically Inclined Sculptor
Larry Gonick Overeducated Cartoonist
Mike Gunton Natural History Film Producer
George Hawley Electrical Engineer & Father/Grandfather
Annette Hoff Vintner & Falconer
Anita Kunz Artist, Illustrator
Brian McDonald Storyteller
Catherine & Natalie Mohr Mom/Daughter Adventurers
Frank Oz Actor, Director, Storyteller
Cory Pesaturo Accordionist
Andy Rosenberg Sports Producer
Matthew Shaw Co-Founder, ScanLAB Projects
Gemma Smith Expedition Diver
Rick Smolan Photographer
Kagen Sound Puzzle Box Maker
Nancy Svendsen Filmmaker
Dylan Thuras Author
William Trossell Co-Founder, ScanLAB Projects
Jeff Wilson Producer, BBC Natural History Unit
Christo Zouves Fertility Expert
The conference will be held at the gorgeous Sunset Center, in Carmel-by-the Sea, CA.
WHAT TO DO IN CARMEL & ENVIRONS
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
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 runs from Thursday, May 2 to Saturday, May 4
Registration/Reception on Thursday from 4 PM - 8 PM
Conference starts Friday at 10 AM
Finale Toast on Saturday at 4 PM
Most folks arrive Thursday and leave Sunday to maximize time with EG community friends new and old, as well as enjoying time in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea. You will not want to miss a single session and people find it invaluable to include time to decompress before the journey home.
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.
EG 2019 Carmel Lodging
Carmel hotel rooms are being held for arrival Wednesday May 1 departing Sunday May 5 to comfortably coordinate with EG.
A variety of hotels are offered to suit your individual style with some hotels giving an EG group discount.
People will want to attend every amazing EG session, plus spend time enjoying beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea!
EG Hotels Request Form
Economy Inns and Historic Hotels
$189 to $259 per night, plus taxes
Deluxe Boutique Inns and Hotels
Carmel-by-the-Sea/ Carmel Proper
$269 to $425 per night, plus taxes
Luxury Full Service Hotels and Resorts
Carmel-by-the-Sea/ Carmel Proper/ Pebble Beach/ Carmel Valley
$450 to $830 per night, plus taxes and hotel fees