Let's Brainstorm

July 16, 2009: 8:30 AM ET

Tech gathering brings together best of tech and digital Hollywood.

Next week Fortune Magazine continues a nearly annual tradition, its mid-summer Brainstorm conference. We'll gather some of the smartest, most connected and powerful people we know in the technology and entertainment industries to talk about where we are and where we're going.hd-brainstormTech Check out the agenda to see who'll be with us.

We began almost a decade ago in Aspen, Colo., then moved for a year each to San Francisco and Half Moon Bay, Calif. We'll convene this year in Pasadena, close to CalTech, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab (whose director, Charles Elachi, will appear), the Idealab-Overture axis of the Internet world and yes, Hollywood, no slouch when it comes to using technology. A brainchild of the consummate technology writer and networker David Kirkpatrick, Fortune started this conference as a way to literally brainstorm with our community of sources and the companies we cover about what should appear in the magazine. We liked the format so much that now there are two Brainstorms, Tech and Green. We appreciate the power and privilege that come from bringing together a unique group of the some of the mightiest companies in the industry alongside some of its smallest -- the biggest spenders and sellers, if you will, rubbing shoulders with the trend setters. More

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