Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

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Bald Mountain in Sun Valley, Idaho

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual media finance conference hosted and funded by private investment firm Allen & Company.[1] The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The gathering typically includes major political figures, business leaders, and figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.[2][3]

Previous conference guests have included Bill and Melinda Gates, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Warren and Susan Buffett,[4] Tony Blair, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Allen alumnus and former Philippine Senator Mar Roxas, former Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Quicken Loans Founder & Chairman Dan Gilbert, Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang, financer George Soros, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, media mogul Rupert Murdoch,[5] eBay CEO Meg Whitman, BET founder Robert Johnson, Time Warner Chairman Richard Parsons, Nike founder and chairman Phil Knight,[6] Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell,[7] NBA player LeBron James, Professor and entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun, Governor Chris Christie, entertainer Dan Chandler, Katharine Graham of The Washington Post, Diane Sawyer, InterActiveCorp Chairman Barry Diller, Linkedin co-founder Reid Hoffman, entrepreneur Wences Casares, EXOR and FCA Chairman John Elkann, and Washington Post CEO Donald E. Graham, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner,[8] Bob Iger, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav, Oprah Winfrey,[4][9][10][11][2] and more.

Allen & Company is a private investment firm formed in 1922, with headquarters in New York City and London. Allen & Company has advised, helped found, and/or invested in companies including BET, InterActiveCorp, Oxygen Media, Discovery Communications, News Corporation, the Coca-Cola Corporation and Google.[12][13][14]

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  2. ^ a b "Technology and Media VIPs Gather at Yearly Sun Valley Conference - Digital TV Life". Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  3. ^ "The Annual Summer Camp For Billionaires". Getty Images. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  4. ^ a b Alice Schroeder (2008). The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life. ISBN 978-0553805093.
  5. ^ "Murdoch speaks briefly to the media as he arrives the Allen and Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho". Jafria News. 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  6. ^ "Nike co-founder and chairman Knight attends the second day of the Allen and Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho". Adobe Stock. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  7. ^ "Dell founder and CEO Dell attends the second day of the Allen and Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho". Adobe Stock. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  8. ^ "Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner hobnob in Sun Valley with the tech and media elite who rule our universe". The Mercury News. 2017-07-14. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  9. ^ "Inside the Private World of Allen & Co. Putting a premium on personal ties, this family firm thrives in the land of the giants. - June 28, 2004". Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  10. ^ "Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe attends 2009 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference". Colombian Presidency. Archived from the original on 2009-06-19.
  11. ^ "Allen and Co. Sun Valley Conference: Gates, Murdoch and Zuckerberg—Oh My". Boise Weekly. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  12. ^ "idaho mountain express : Media moguls alight in valley — Allen + Co opens 22nd annual conference : Friday, July 2, 2004". July 20, 2012. Archived from the original on July 20, 2012. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  13. ^ "Idaho Mountain Express: Herbert Allen Jr. comes calling again - July 5, 2006". 2012-02-04. Archived from the original on 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  14. ^ Adegoke, Yinka. "Media moguls focus on digital dollars at Sun Valley". U.S. Retrieved 2018-08-03.

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