"John Brockman, a literary agent, is the shadowy figure at the top of the cyberfashion food chain."

—T
ed Nelson, Geeks Bearing Gifts: How The Computer World Got This Way

The Edge Dinner—2009
Long Beach, California — February 5, 2009—L'Opera

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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
February 9, 2009

The "Billionaires' Dinner" at TED: Readjusted for the 2009 Econalyspe
By Kara Swisher

Many years ago in the midst of the Web 1.0 boom, when working as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, BoomTown redubbed an annual dinner that book agent John Brockman threw ... called the "Millionaires' Dinner," but I renamed it the "Billionaires' Dinner."That was due to the frothy fortunes that had been made at the time by the Internet pioneers, from Amazon to AOL to eBay. Well, despite the economic meltdown, there were still a lot of billionaires in attendance at Brockman's most recent dinner last Thursday in Long Beach ....



Pierre Omidyar, Omidyar Network

Matt Groening, The Simpsons

Rod Brooks, Heartland Robotics

Zack Bogue
Marissa Mayer, Google
Richard Saul Wurman


Jeff Bezos, Amazon


Danny Hillis, Applied Minds
Pam Omidyar, Omidyar Network

Steve Case, Revolution Health
Jean Case, Case Foundation


Max Brockman, Brockman, Inc.

Lisa Randall, Harvard


Tony Fadell, Apple


Lori Park, Google

Peter Diamandis, X-Prize

Kevin Kelly, kk.org


Nick Pritzker


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Lisa Randall, Harvard
Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly's Radar


Nathan Myhrvold, Intellectual Ventures
Marissa Mayer, Google
Nathan Wolfe, Stanford

Nathan Wolfe, Stanford


Zack Bogue
Katinka Matson, edge.org


Jaron Lanier
Dean Kamen, Deka Research


Peter Gabriel
Bill Gates
, Gates Foundation


Evan Williams, Twitter
Joi Ito, Creative Commons, Neotony



Bill Joy, Kleiner Perkins

Bill Joy, Kleiner Perkins
Shannon O'Leary, Apple


Bill Joy, Kleiner Perkins
Tony Fadell, Apple


John Brockman, edge.org


Juan Enriquez, Excel Medical Ventures


Stewart Brand

Dean Kamen, Deka Research
Photo Credit on images above: Nathan Myhrvold
 
Photo Credit on images below: John Brockman

Matt Groening, The Simpsons
Shannon O'Leary

Dean Ornish, PMRI
Peter Diamandis, X-Prize
Anne Ornish


Danielle Lambert
Steven Levy, Wired

Keith Coleman, Google
Geoffrey Carr, Economist
Nathan Wolfe, Stanford


Nathan Wolfe, Stanford
Larry Cohen, Gates Foundation
David Fenton, Fenton Communications
Saul Griffith, Makani Power


Bill Gates, Gates Foundation
Lori Park , Google

Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly's Radar
Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post



Peter Gabriel
John Brockman, edge.org
Bill Gates
, Gates Foundation

Joi Ito, Creative Commons, Neotony
Kevin Kelly, kk.org

Larry Page, Google
Bill Joy, Kleiner Perkins
Jaron Lanier


Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly's Radar
Nick Pritzker
Yves Behar, FuseProject

Craig Venter, Synthetic Genomics

Jacqui Safra
Jon Kamen, Radical Media


Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly's Radar
Nick Pritzker

Rodney Brooks, Heartland Robotics
Tony Fadell, Apple


Matt Groening, The Simpsons
Mickey Kaus, Slate


Marissa Mayer, Google
Max Brockman, Brockman, Inc.


Max Brockman, Brockman, Inc.
Jaron Lanier
Marissa Mayer, Google
Nathan Wolfe, Stanford

Danny Hillis, Applied Minds
Richard Saul Wurman
John Brockman, edge.org

Stewart Brand
Craig Venter, Synthetic Genomics
Ryan Phelan, DNA Direct
Nick Prtizker


Zack Bogue
Katinka Matson, edge.org



Larry Page, Google
W. Daniel Hillis, Applied Minds

Yossi Vardi



Steve Case, Revolution Health
Ryan Phelan, DNA Direct
Peter Gabriel

Juan Enriquez, Excel Medical Ventures
Danny Hillis, Applied Minds
Brian Cox, CERN


Bill Gates, Gates Foundation
Dean Kamen
, Deka Research


Susan Dennett
Jean Case, Case Foundatrion


Craig Venter, Synthetic Genomics

Lori Park , Google
Evan Williams, Twitter

Jeff Skoll, Participant Media
Lori Park , Google


Nathan Myhrvold, Intellectual Ventures


THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
February 9, 2009

The "Billionaires' Dinner" at TED: Readjusted for the 2009 Econalyspe
By Kara Swisher

Many years ago in the midst of the Web 1.0 boom, when working as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, BoomTown redubbed an annual dinner that book agent John Brockman threw ... called the "Millionaires' Dinner," but I renamed it the "Billionaires' Dinner."That was due to the frothy fortunes that had been made at the time by the Internet pioneers, from Amazon to AOL to eBay. Well, despite the economic meltdown, there were still a lot of billionaires in attendance at Brockman's most recent dinner last Thursday in Long Beach.

Indeed, Brockman now calls the event the "Edge Dinner," after his lively Edge Web site, where he presides over a variety of eclectic online debates and discussions (in January, for example, the topic was: "DOES THE EMPIRICAL NATURE OF SCIENCE CONTRADICT THE REVELATORY NATURE OF FAITH?").

Since I managed to miss the fete entirely (embarrassing confession: I fell dead asleep at 7 p.m. and did not wake until the next morning) and could not chronicle it, Brockman allowed me to post some photos from the event taken by him and by former Microsoft research guru and current intellectual property mogul Nathan Myhrvold.

Here are some, and you can see the rest here:

Google co-founder Larry Page and Applied Minds’ Danny Hillis

Former AOL kingpin and Revolution Health’s Steve Case and Jean Case, Case Foundation

Twitter CEO Evan Williams and Neoteny’s Joi Ito

Nathan Myhrvold, Google’s Marissa Mayer and Nathan Wolfe of Stanford University

Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos

Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates and DEKA’s Dean Kamen

New Media Nabobs Tim O’Reilly and Arianna Huffington


The Edge Dinner [1998 - 2009]


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Russell Weinberger, Associate Publisher

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