They are all attending the fifth NAMES NOT NUMBERS, the private ideas festival from Editorial Intelligence to facilitate "intelligent knowledge networking". Between Sunday 17th and Tuesday 19th March 2013 the setting is the iconic coastal town of Aldeburgh, Suffolk, in England.
The theme for 2013 will be "Connection & Disconnection". Past themes have included: "What Lasts: Durability & Sustainability", ‘Trust, Privacy & Personalisation", "Community & Values" (UK), "Creativity & Ideas" (US), and "Business and Culture" (India).
Participants who are handpicked from the worlds of business, media, culture, technology, politics and academia enjoy a series of subject salons, debates before, during and after the two day "experiential residential" itself. For further criteria see www.namesnotnumbers.com.
"utterly brilliant and stimulating"
-William Eccleshare, President and CEO, Clear Channel International