And who did we have as guest speakers? Eminent historian Niall Ferguson, Egypt's opposition leader and Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, better known for his role at the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the Internet's founder Tim Berners-Lee, among others.
The star of the show was Republican Party leader Sarah Palin, with the likes of Arun Shourie and Jairam Ramesh helping keep alive the domestic debates on corruption and forests versus industry.
The two-day exclusive event had enough takeways for the who's who of India's industrial and political landscapes. We bring you the best from the Conclave.
A nuclear accident anywhere is an accident everywhere: ElBaradei
2G Scam: Arun Shourie says Centre has succeeded, not Opposition
Internet Has to be a Neutral Place, says Tim Berners Lee
Washington is starting to look like Delhi: Niall Ferguson