campallen.JPGThe 26th annual Allen & Co investor conference for monied moguls in Sun Valley, Idaho, hosted by Herbert Allen Jr really kept an unprecedented lid on the identities of the speakers and panelists this year. No doubt that was because of security reasons since I’ve found out that Jordan’s King Abdullah II will speak to the confab. As for Hollywood, Jeff Katzenberg of DreamWorks Animation and Intel’s Paul Otellini will make a joint presentation inside the Opera House (so expect a sophisticated dog-and-pony show about the much heralded 4D technology…). Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, round out the list of presenters. There also are several panels (see below)sunvalleyb.jpgMeanwhile, the Screen Actors Guild placed a full-page ad to run Wednesday in the Ketchum-based Idaho Mountain Express newspaper (see below) to send a message from SAG’s’s national negotiating committee to the entertainment industry leaders attending Camp Allen. SAG prez Alan Rosenberg explained why in a statement: “This media conference is the place where significant deals get made. We wanted to remind the entertainment media leaders in attendance that there is another important deal to be made. Actors are the creative heart of entertainment business, and our Screen Actors Guild members want to partner with our industry to invest in and share the rewards of our mutual digital future. Let’s keep talking and let’s make a fair deal.” Of course, the ad may also be seen by all the Wall Street investors and bigwigs attending the conference. (See my previous about past Camp Allens here and here.)Here’s what my sources say is the confab sked:

Wednesday, July 9th

— Presentation by’s Jeff Bezos

“Gazing Into The Future” panel moderated by The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta featuring IAC’s Barry Diller, Google’s Larry Page and ING’s Mark Andresen

Thursday, July 10th

“Education Crisis” panel featuring Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education Joel Klein

“Global Perspectives” analysis featuring Allen & Co’s Don Keough

— Joint presentation by DreamWorks Animation’s Jeffrey Katzenberg and Intel’s Paul Otellini

Friday, July 11th

“The New Breed” panel including Bill Me Later’s Gary Marino, Slide Inc’s Max Levchin and WeatherBill’s David Freidberg

“Where We Are, Where We Should Be” panel featuring New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former U.S. Senator and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sam Nunn

— Presentation by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

Saturday, July 12th

— Presentation by Microsoft’s Bill Gates

— Presentation by Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett

Here’s the SAG ad:


  1. Blair & Buffett Will Speak At Camp Allen; Also Time Warner & Microsoft 
  2. Finke/LA Weekly: Moguls Will Be Moguls at Camp Allen