The annual Allen & Co. conference is all about talk, but all that talk is behind closed doors, and the exclusive conclave of some of the world’s wealthiest men and women is once again rife with speculation and short on confirmation.

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was spotted walking on the bike path along Dollar Road with another man late Wednesday evening. The following morning, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump made a clandestine entrance into the conference, circumventing press at a well-trafficked entrance and briskly walking into a conference room surrounded by a crowd. Photographers and television cameramen quickly spun around in fruitless efforts to capture the low-profile arrival of two of the most high-profile figures in the world, but the appearance confirmed rumors around the Wood River Valley that the pair had been spotted Wednesday.

    This is the 35th year that the Allen & Co. investment firm has hosted its eponymous conference in Sun Valley. Participants take part in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities at Sun Valley Resort and in the surrounding area. Many Wood River Valley residents are hired by Allen & Co. each year to serve the guests as drivers, babysitters, caterers and tour guides, usually earning high wages and generous end-of-the-week tips.

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