• Police Chiefs
  • Nobel Laureates
  • Divas
  • Oscar & Emmy-winners
  • Democrats
  • Diplomats
  • NBA & Super Bowl Champions
  • Entrepreneurs
  • At past weekends
  • Non-profit Leaders
  • Rhodes Scholars
  • Lion Tamers
  • Pro Athletes
  • Surgeons
  • Astronomers
  • Admirals & Generals
  • Epidemiologists
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Poets & Priests
  • Professors & Scientists
  • Social Entrepreneurs
  • Game Designers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Novelists
  • had conversations with
  • Supreme Court Justices
  • CEOs
  • Pulitzer Prizewinners
  • Supreme Court Justices
  • Oscar- & Emmy-winners
  • Governors & Senators
  • Legends of Silicon Valley
  • Symphony Conductors
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Olympic Champions
  • Social Workers
  • Artists
  • Philanthropists
  • Symphony Conductors
  • College Presidents
  • Playwrights
  • Republicans & Independents
  • Best-selling Authors
  • Teachers
  • Filmmakers
  • Coders
  • Interior Designers

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

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.

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Mark Kelly
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What else do participants say?
"Much more than a conference"
"Rocked my brain, lifted my soul"
"Island of sane discourse for all our country"
"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

Autumn 2023 Hudson River Valley

Sleepy Hollow folklore. Autumn-enthralling towns. Gilded Age mansions overlooking the Hudson, 25 miles from Manhattan. Programs all at the 26-acre Mary Duke Biddle Estate. Nearby historic landmarks, Washington Irving's homestead, Jay Gould's & the Rockefeller Family's estates. Antiquing treasures. Nature-preserve for hikers, strollers, runners, horseback riders, birders & anglers. Easy drive to FDR's Hyde Park Library, West Point, the renowned Storm King Sculpture Park & Dia:Beacon Contemporary Art Collection. A foodies' odyssey to Blue Hill or other illustrious restaurants.

New Year's 2024 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. Gala New Year’s Eve feast, live band & dancing into the wee hours.

Presidents' Day 2024 Amelia Island

Florida with a Southern accent: 13 miles of broad, sun-drenched, pristine beach, lined with  massive dunes. Casually elegant Ritz-Carlton, amidst a nature-respectful resort shaded by moss-covered oaks, only 30 miles from Jacksonville Airport.

Fourth of July 2024 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.

Labor Day 2024 Jackson Hole

Jackson Lake Lodge, established by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. to preserve and access the Grand Tetons' bison, eagles, moose, wildflowers, and elk, only 20 miles from Yellowstone, regularly hosts the world's central bankers' fly-fishing, rafting, riding, hiking & golfing.