- Sun Valley Resort
Previous Allen and Co. confabs have served as the setting for some major media deals, and while the list of attendees is never made public, previous invitees have included Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch, Mark Zuckerberg, Groupon's Andrew Mason, Zynga's Mark Pincus, NBC Universal's Steve Burke, Time Warner's Jeff Bewkes, Shutterstock CEO John Oringer, Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly, Pandora Chairman Brian McAndrews, filmmaker Harvey Weinstein, Walt Disney Chairman Robert Iger, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former New York Mayor/ Bloomberg founder Michael Bloomberg.
“Every year, we fill up [during the summer], but I can see the town seeing more business next week,” Ketchum restaurateur Roderigo Herrera told the Idaho Mountain Express.
The conference is not without conflict. In 2014, Fox News business reporter Charlie Gasparino got "booted" from the Sun Valley Resort, according to the New York Post, after two runs in with security.
"I've never seen a company like Allen and Co. hire a bigger bunch of storm troopers," Gasparino later told the Post.