May 22nd, 2012
A gathering for innovators in media, tech, entertainment and education.
I've been fortunate enough to attend the annual EG, 3 times. I always return inspired, excited and ready to change the world. I love listening to the speakers, and just soak up all their work. By the end of the conference I’m pretty well saturated, but I still think about the whirling mass of astounding ideas, emotive information and brain-candy. It’s been almost a month, but I’m still processing some of these thoughts and ideas. This is just scratching the surface of national treasures and rising stars.
Jack Horner – this is Mr. Dinosaur, hilarious talk about dinosaurs and kids. I guess they've found major connections with birds and dinosaurs and as a result are actually removing some names from the tree: I felt like I was in 4th grade again!
Peter Norvig – head of Google research and driver of Artificial Intelligence at Stanford: big brain, and super nice guy…
Jeff Wilson – producer at BBC for the Frozen Earth series, dude lives in the middle of nowhere for 3-4 months filming polar bears, penguins and snow wolves…also awesome.
To read more about the other speakers, download this pdf.