The top secret meeting world leaders are attending

The Top Secret Meeting World Leaders Are Attending

If your friends are former Prime Ministers, bankers, or captains of industry, good luck getting in touch with them this weekend -- they're all hanging out together, without you, at an Austrian mountain resort.

They're at the Bilderberg Group -- a conference that, since 1954, has invited about 130 American and European leaders of finance, business and politics to meet annually and discuss -- well, no one really knows.

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The Interalpen-Hotel Tirol, venue of the Bilderberg conference, is pictured on June 14, 2015 near Telfs, Austria. The Bilderberg group, which brings together international leaders from politics, high finance, business and academia holds its highly exclusive annual meeting in a luxury hotel in the Austrian Alps. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTIAN BRUNA (Photo credit should read CHRISTIAN BRUNA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Interalpen-Hotel Tirol, venue of the Bilderberg conference, is pictured on June 14, 2015 near Telfs, Austria. The Bilderberg group, which brings together international leaders from politics, high finance, business and academia holds its highly exclusive annual meeting in a luxury hotel in the Austrian Alps. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTIAN BRUNA (Photo credit should read CHRISTIAN BRUNA/AFP/Getty Images)
TELFS, AUSTRIA - JUNE 11: A sign reading 'Stop Bilderberg Mafia!' stands in front of a checkpoint on a road leading to the the Interalpen-Hotel Tirol, venue of the Bilderberg conference, on June 11, 2015 near Telfs, Austria. Bilderberg members, who include CEOs of major corporations, high-ranking politicians, royalty, media and other influential individuals, are meeting at the hotel from June 11-14. The Bilderberg group is known for its secrecy. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
TELFS, AUSTRIA - JUNE 11: A protester holding a sign reading 'Stop Bilderberg Mafia!' looks on as Austrian police detain a fellow demonstrator near a checkpoint on a road leading to the the Interalpen-Hotel Tirol, venue of the Bilderberg conference, on June 11, 2015 near Telfs, Austria. Bilderberg members, who include CEOs of major corporations, high-ranking politicians, royalty, media and other influential individuals, are meeting at the hotel from June 11-14. The Bilderberg group is known for its secrecy. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
A map indicating a no-protest zone is fixed at a pole at a checkpoint on a road leading to the Interalpen-Hotel Tirol, venue of the Bilderberg conference, on June 12, 2015 near Telfs, Austria. The Bilderberg group, which brings together international leaders from politics, high finance, business and academia holds its highly exclusive annual meeting in a luxury hotel in the Austrian Alps. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTIAN BRUNA (Photo credit should read CHRISTIAN BRUNA/AFP/Getty Images)
Austrian police officers stand guard at a street check point before the Bilderberg meetings at Interalpen Hotel in the Austrian village of Buchen, June 12, 2015. Bilderberg is an annual conference attended by politicians, industry leaders, royalty and media, designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America. However, its closed-door and off-the-record policy is not appreciated by transparency campaigners. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
Austrian police officers guard a demonstration against Bilderberg meeting in the Austrian village of Telfs, June 13, 2015. According to police about 500 protesters attended the protest against the annual meeting by politicians, industry leaders, royalty and media, designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America. However, its closed-door and off-the-record policy is not appreciated by transparency campaigners. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
Protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks attend a demonstration against Bilderberg meeting in the Austrian village of Telfs, June 13, 2015. According to police about 500 protesters attended the protest against the annual meeting by politicians, industry leaders, royalty and media, designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America. However, its closed-door and off-the-record policy is not appreciated by transparency campaigners. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
Protesters hold banners and flags during a demonstration against Bilderberg meeting in the Austrian village of Telfs, June 13, 2015. According to police about 500 protesters attended the protest against the annual meeting by politicians, industry leaders, royalty and media, designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America. However, its closed-door and off-the-record policy is not appreciated by transparency campaigners. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
Austrian police officers stand guard at a street check point prior to the Bilderberg meetings at Interalpen Hotel in the Austrian village of Buchen, June 11, 2015. Bilderberg is an annual conference attended by politicians, industry leaders, royalty and media designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America, however it's closed-door and off-the-record policy is not appreciated by transparency campaigners. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
Austrian police officers watch a demonstration against Bilderberg meeting in the Austrian village of Telfs, June 13, 2015. According to police about 500 protesters attended the protest against the annual meeting by politicians, industry leaders, royalty and media, designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America. However, its closed-door and off-the-record policy is not appreciated by transparency campaigners. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
Austrian police officers watch a demonstration against Bilderberg meeting in the Austrian village of Telfs, June 13, 2015. According to police about 500 protesters attended the protest against the annual meeting by politicians, industry leaders, royalty and media, designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America. However, its closed-door and off-the-record policy is not appreciated by transparency campaigners. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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In the past, the Conference has been attended by politicians, including Bill Clinton, Rick Perry, and John Kerry; bankers like Ben Bernanke, Lloyd Blankfein, and Tim Geithner; and 4 of the last 5 British Prime Ministers.

But the Group is intensively secretive — other than where it is and who's going, they say almost nothing about what happens there or what's discussed.

"People are looking at this as a conspiracy theory, and you guys can kind of clear the air right now," said Dan Dicks.

"There's no conspiracy, but we're not going to start making statements, either," said Simon Coveney, the Irish Minister for Agriculture and Defense.

On the "discussion list" this year are topics like "USA," "Middle East" and "Current Economic Issues."

If that sounds a little creepy to you, you're not alone. The secrecy and high-caliber guest list has made it a popular target of conspiracy theorists and drawn accusations that attendees are trying to bring about a world government.

"They want to bankrupt every family in the world except for a few dozen families so they can control you with their fiat currency and bring in total technocratic world slavery." said Alex Jones, a radio show host.

Members, on the other hand, say that's nonsense. They say the conference is no more than a chance to candidly discuss global challenges with global leaders.

Attendees this year include former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, General David Petraeus, and the executives of Google, Goldman Sachs and two European nations.

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