For more than 30 years, Renaissance Weekends® — inter-generational, invitation-only retreats for preeminent authorities, emerging leaders, and their families — have celebrated both ideas and relationships.
Participants are noted innovators in business and finance, education, religion, law and medicine, government, the media, science and technology, sports, non-profits and the arts. Their ground-breaking, off-the-record exchanges — through lectures, seminars and discussions — build bridges across traditional divides of professions and politics, geography and generations, religions and philosophies. Civility prevails; partisanship is frowned upon; commercialism, banned.
As sought by their founders — Linda and Philip Lader, the former U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James's — Renaissance Weekends® have a legacy of remarkable personal endeavors, commercial ventures and public-service initiatives.
The 2014 Renaissance Weekends will celebrate a landmark for this "grand-daddy of ideas festivals." Each gathering will reunite participants from the past 100 Weekends and launch the next 100.