One of my favorite New York City conferences is back after taking a 1-year hiatus. GEL’13 will be on from April 17-19 with Thursday, April 18th being the main day for presentations. Fittingly, this year’s theme is “Back to Life” and GEL is taking place in a much smaller venue than before (so get your tickets soon as they will sell out, also: early bird ends this coming Monday).
What makes GEL so special is that Mark Hurst who organizes the conference always brings together a wonderfully diverse and thought provoking group of speakers. And Mark tends to be ahead of the curve. For instance, Sal Khan spoke at GEL in 2010 when Khan Academy was still subsisting on a bit of online advertising (btw, Sal’s TED talk wasn’t until a year later). Add to that a fun set of activities and workshops throughout New York and you get a unique experience.