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"I had my thinking challenged and met my most interesting friends at Renaissance Weekend."

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Renaissance Weekend . . .

Transforming ideas and relationships. Incredible mix of preeminent leaders, passionate change-makers and rising stars of all ages. More than a conference: invitation-only, off-the-record. Non-partisan: All participants heard, all opinions welcome. More light than heat.

Extraordinary people inspire … and are inspired.
 

At past weekends,
Astronauts
had conversations with
 Nobel & Pulitzer Prizewinners.

 

Who else attends?

What participants say
"Much more than a conference"
"Rocked my brain, lifted my soul"
"Amazing: People disagree without being disagreeable"
"Enduring, & the most unlikely, relationships forged"
"An incredible mix of preeminent leaders and rising stars"
"The spirit of an ‘extended family’"

Upcoming Weekends

Labor Day 2018 Monterey

“Steinbeck country.” Iconic California experiences. Dramatic coastal views. Sounds of crashing surf & sea otters. Ocean kayaking, whale-watching, exploring local lore. Vineyards, galleries and the famed Aquarium. Steps from Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf. Elegant hotel & spa surrounded by scenic wonders. Close to Pebble Beach, Carmel, Big Sur and 17-Mile Drive.

Columbus Day 2018 Chicago

“Our kind of town.” Unique buzz, intoxicating vibes. Brilliant autumn colors of legendary parks. World-famous museums. Bustling, art-lined streets. Stunning skyline, prize-winning architecture & the Loop’s storied haunts. Diverse neighborhoods humming with energy. Vintage ambience of the historic downtown boutique hotel.

New Year's 2019 Charleston

“America’s Favorite City to Visit.” Exquisite architecture & gardens. Historic District’s cobble-stoned alleys & holiday accents. Church-bell choruses. Scents of sea marsh & sweetgrass. Sweater-weather carriage rides, golf, tennis, beach walks. Biscuits, shrimp-&-grits, collards & shucked oysters. Timeless elegance of one of the nation’s finest hotels. New Year’s Eve feast, celebration & dancing.

Presidents' Day 2019 Austin

Happenin’, eccentric, upstart: America’s new “must-visit” city. Creativity, yesteryear & watering-holes ‘round every corner. Best BBQ & tacos ever. The eclectic vitality of arts, political, high-tech & finance denizens. The University & LBJ Library. World-class museums. 250 live music venues. Diversity, genius & heritage. Nearby, scenic Hill Country. Historic grand-dame hotel: “As Texas as it gets.”