The annual Allen & Co. conference of media, technology and other titans of business is underway.
From the founder of Spanx to the chairman of Coca-Cola, this year’s conference hosted by the boutique New York investment firm boasts no small amount of power and business prowess. The 32nd annual gathering of moguls features its usual four days of forums interspersed with leisure at the Sun Valley Resort.
Among the 2015 conference events are an interview of Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter by journalist Charlie Rose and an interview with Bill and Melinda Gates.
Included on the guest list are ABC News Chief News Anchor George Stephanopoulos, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, 21st Century Fox Co-Chairman Rupert Murdoch, Coca-Cola Chairman Muhtar Kent, eBay CEO John Donahoe, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Google co-founder Larry Page, King Abdullah II of Jordan and Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman.
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Major American sports bigwigs attending include New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, New York Mets owner Jeffrey Wilpon and San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Major League Baseball’s Allan Selig, commissioner emeritus, are also expected.
New names this year include Space Exploration Technologies Corp. CEO (and Tesla Motors architect) Elon Musk; Spanx Inc. founder Sara Blakey; and Evan Spiegel, co-founder and CEO of Snapchat. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is also attending.
Here’s a compilation by DailyMail.com of pictures taken by several news and photo agencies of people coming to the conference Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Idaho Statesman contributed.