March 2-4, 2012, Long Beach – Mayor of Beverly Hills, Jimmy Delshad, will keynote at the BIL Conference this weekend in Long Beach. “He is interested in Bel Air becoming Southern California’s answer to Nob Hill and technology innovation.” says BIL co-founder Simone Syed “He is planning on meeting people at BIL who might be able to help him make this a reality!”
For the last few years the high-profile, highly-priced TED conference has had the shadow of younger much more innovative, outgoing and possibly more revolutionary crowd of techies and scientists who believe sharing scientific and technological ideas for improving human existance should not have a price tag at $6,000 – TED current entry mark which Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page and Sergey Brin would have not been able to afford when they first created Facebook and Google, or even Bill Gates when he started Microsoft. The 1,300 CEOs, artists and academics coming down to Long Beach on private jets and limos might be “there” already but many of BIL presenters WILL be there soon enough.
The Mayor of Beverlly Hills, who started a technology company himself in 1978, could have chosen TED. However what he is looking for cannot be bought from Apple, Dell or Microsoft. He is looking for creative minds that can think far enough out of the box to be the Apples of the future, maybe in less than a decade. BIL talks tend to focus on the fringe or theoretical subsets of science and technology, on the secret holes where breakthroughs hide.
In addition to Jimmy Delshad, speakers include George Whitesides and Will Pomerantz of Virgin Galactic, author Aubrey de Grey, Barney Pell of Moon Express, neurobiologist Jonathan Toomim, Space Tourism Society founder John Spencer, Artificial Inteligence expert Peter Voss and technology evangelist Jamais Cascio.
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