• 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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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

July 4th 2023 Beaver Creek/Vail

The complete July 4th, Rockies celebration. Mountain lodges. Alpine villages. Crisp mornings, afternoon breezes. Aspens, wildflowers, sparkling streams. Miles of trails, dozens of galleries. Hiking, fly-fishing, white-water rafting. Rodeo & ranch visits. Gondola, trail & zip rides. Headliner concerts. 21st century "fireworks." Vail's nightlife. Golf, tennis & spa pampering.

Labor Day 2023 Santa Fe

The living fusion of Native American & Spanish cultures. Echoes of 400+ years of history. America's oldest state capital. Sangre de Cristo Mountains' aspens turning golden. Crisp mornings with the scent of roasting green chiles. Festival pageantry, The legendary plaza, 1610 Palace of the Governors, and Burro Alley's hangout for gamblers & thieves, now home to creative Southwestern cuisines. 250 art galleries & markets. Music & traditions all-round. Educational & playful. Horseback riding, white-water rafting, fly-fishing.

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.