And they're off
Things are just about to get going at FORTUNE's fifth Brainstorm conference. A lot of people are milling around the Aspen Institute grounds. I'm here early mainly because I want to be first in line for brunch. Others have more elevated reasons, I'm sure.
So who's around? Levin Zhu, head of the Chinese investment bank CICC and son of former premier Zhu Rongji, was just standing next to me talking about his travel misadventures with similarly delayed Star TV boss Michelle Guthrie. This is a major theme here. So why do we hold the conference in a place that's so hard to get to? I guess so people don't leave early. Plus, it's kinda nice here.
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has been sighted searching for former Time Inc. editor in chief Norm Pearlstine, who is supposed to interview her on stage in an hour or so. Venture capitalist John Doerr and Aspen Institite chief (and presumed future Secretary of Something) Walter Isaacson have been striding around purposefully with a several bright young things with clipboards in tow. And, well, enough of that ... food's being served in six minutes.
Great to see you blogging from Brainstorm 2006. Is there any way to subscribe to the Brainstorm feed alone to track what you're posting? or are we supposed to sort through and pick out your stuff from the general CNN blog feed?
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The event is going smoothly. Press cannot attend the Sandra Day O'Connor event but we have a nice HD monitor showing the speakers in a very honest (oily) manner. I just spotted Glenn Close walking into the event...
Enjoying the day and hoping for rain, it's hot!
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