Each year, the week after Independence Day, the center of the business and media worlds focuses in on Sun Valley, for the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference.
Approaching its 40th anniversary, the private investment firm has long brought together leaders in media, technology, general business, and politics to listen to speakers, schmooze and enjoy the Wood River Valley.
Media industry publication Variety got a look at the guest list, and as in years past, it is loaded down with big names.
This year’s list includes Idaho Gov. Brad Little, the only entrant on the list detailed by Variety whose primary work focuses on Idaho. Other standouts include Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who hopes to buy Twitter, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Spanx founder Sara Blakely, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and more. The list of invites doesn’t guarantee any individual will ultimately show up at the conference.