You all know the Truffle like a good conference … be it the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha (yes, people totally go to it), or the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, or Michael Milken’s future summit in Bev Hills … another one of our favorites all year long is every July and is held by Herb Allen, who according to Gawker lives in the Carlyle (in NY) and has gotten rich off of Oprah, Coca-Cola, Columbia Pictures, and birth control (via the company that makes the pills).
The conference is a time when leaders of industry and government converge to share ideas and do a little skeet shooting. There is no one who sums up the activities of the ‘mogul conference’ better than our friends over the Manka Bros Chairman’s blog but here are some pics and #trufflenotes!
Spotted: ICM’s Chris Silbermann, UTA’s Jim Berkus, Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffett, Ron Meyer, Les Moonves, Bill Gates, DWA’s Jeffrey Katzenberg, Discovery CEO David Zaslav, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Apple’s Tim Cook, Google’s Eric Schmidt + Sergey Brin + Larry Page, Netflix’ Reed Hastings, News Corp’s James + Lachlan + Rupert + Wendi Murdoch, DIRECTV Chairman Mike White, IAC chairman Barry Diller & wife Diane von Furstenberg, Activision’s Bobby Kotick, Italian prime minister Mario Monti, Sony’s Kazuo Hirai and Michael Lynton, Washington Post’s Don Graham & wife Amanda Bennett – an executive editor at Bloomberg News, Time Warner’s Jeff Bewkes and John Martin, Walt Disney’s Bob Iger, Viacom’s Philippe Dauman, Paramount’s Brad Grey, Comcast chairman Brian Roberts, Liberty’s John Malone, Twitter’s Richard Costolo, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NJ governor Chris Christie, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, NBA commissioner David Stern, Yahoo’s interim CEO Ross Levinsohn, and more.
The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983.
Sources: The Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Zimbio.