The 2009 Milken Institute Global Conference drew some 3,000 leaders from the worlds of business and finance, philanthropy, government, health care, education and news media to discuss, debate and deliberate the most difficult challenges facing the world today.
Among them were hundreds of CEOs from the world's top-tier companies, senior elected and appointed foreign and U.S. government officials, high-level executives in the American and foreign capital markets, global academic experts and leaders in education, health care and philanthropy.
More than 500 speakers participated in the 2009 Global Conference.
This year's sessions focused heavily on the financial crisis and the global economy, as well as on government's growing role in business and our lives. Other sessions examine industries, regions of the world, health and medical research, education, energy and climate change, and media.