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2 February 2012

Dear eg Friends:

What will you see in Monterey?  An antarctic diver and a dinosaur expert.
A story designer and a renowned architect.  An AI pioneer and a master impersonator.  A science fiction writer and a techno-magician.  The man who cracked the genetics of Alzheimer's. Queen Elizabeth's royal calligrapher. Several MacArthur laureates and an Oscar winner or two. Musicians whose poetics lifts our spirits — and brilliant musical instrument makers who enable them to do so.  Technology renegades.  Unsung heroes.  People who see beyond what's possible, and take us there:

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EG is widely lauded as the most inspired, intimate gathering of creative talents anywhere — it's been called “show and tell for geniuses.”  This year's conference is, as always, richly woven from many themes, but one of the strongest threads is in the hands of innovators: people who are reinventing tomorrow.  Not just another conference of ideas, or shakers and movers — this is a meeting and a community of makers.  And doers.

We are thrilled to announce that Cisco has joined EG as a major partner. With their help, one of the world's greatest natural history museums,
The Field Museum in Chicago, will host a special simulcast of EG in their grand 700-seat theater.

Further announcements will flow in the weeks ahead.  If you have not done so yet, please book your arrangements: I look forward to seeing you in Monterey.


Michael Hawley, eg director

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