Thoughtful New Insights from Jeff and Mark Bezos

Summit's first content release focuses on an intimate dialogue with predictions for the future

For their first Sessions video release, the team behind Summit have shared a conversation from their most recent Los Angeles ideas festival, hosted back on 4 November. For it, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his TED talk-delivering brother Mark Bezos traverse everything from early inspiration to their hopes for the future. The hour-long piece includes family photos and anecdotes that are both humanizing and empowering. …

Summit Moves From the High Seas to Downtown LA

The 2017 flagship event will be held this November on a new urban campus

Last year we boarded Summit at Sea on 9 November in a daze. Nobody slept (or slept well) the night before; we all were embarking on this ship-board creative conference under the new reality of president-elect Trump without any clear sense of what our future held. The experience turned out to be a crucible for us to process and hatch ideas for when to resist …

Interview: Snowshoe Artist Simon Beck

A mastermind of ephemeral works on imagination, planning and creation

With snow-covered terrain as the canvas, artist Simon Beck snowshoes mind-boggling geometric art into the surface. Beck is a master of ephemeral murals, and his process is one of calculation and patience with each step as a stroke in the bigger picture. It’s almost impossible to convey the magnificence—though photographs hint at it. These are artworks worth seeking out in person. This past March, Beck …