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An Assignment in Paradise

How magical does this assignment sound? An arctic explorer. A bestselling author. A brain scientist. Most importantly: La Jolla, Calif. in mid October.

The Atlantic magazine and the University of California San Diego’s annual event, “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” will gather newsmakers on October 7-9, 2012, in beautiful La Jolla.  This year’s event will delve deeply into the topic of disruptive technologies in media, energy, and health and will feature a series of headline interviews and panel discussions with newsmakers that include…

Chris Cox—Vice President of Product at Facebook
Stacey Snider—CEO, Co-Chairman, and partner with Steven Spielberg of DreamWorks Studios
“Rama” Ramachandran—brain scientist and one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world
James Bennet—Editor-in-Chief of The Atlantic
Sir Robert Swan—Arctic explorer and environmental advocate
Gretchen Rubin—New York Times bestselling author and happiness expert
James Fallows—National Correspondent for The Atlantic and author of China Airborne

Jessica Jackley—microlender of $300 million to women around the world and KIVA founder
Jane McGoniga—“World Without Oil” alternate reality game creator
Alexis Madrigal—Senior Editor at The Atlantic and author of Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology

Spots are apparently limited. Early registration price available until July 1, 2012: $495 discounted from $795. Enter Code FRIENDEARLY.  Price includes all programming, receptions, and meals.

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