28 March 2011


Dear Friends:

Less than two weeks to go. The full program and list of presenters have been announced, and with it, the full suite of presentations from eg 2010 is now available on YouTube.

Just a few highlights at this year's eg:

  • a full evening with From The Top at the vintage Golden State Theatre. This is the world's best music program for kids, and is broadcast nationally on public radio and public television. Van Cliburn medalist Christopher O'Riley hosts, and is joined by ukulele star Jake Shimabukuro and four of the most wonderful young musicians in the country.


  • a splashy reception at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, presented by HP and hosted by founding director Julie Packard (who will be speaking at eg on 9 April).


  • the premiere of stunning new work by the BBC: their epic, HUMAN PLANET, which will be presented by Rachael Kinley, their youngest producer, who spent three years in the world's most remote jungles.


I’m also pleased to announce several new partners who are all helping to add energy and magic to eg: art.com, Sony, RealD, Stone Brewing, Pixar, and Graphistudio — with more surprises coming.

Michael Hawley, EG director