"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,
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

July 4th 2018 Beaver Creek/Vail

The complete July 4th celebration. Mountain lodge. Alpine villages. Crisp mornings, afternoon breezes. Aspens, wildflowers, sparkling streams. Hiking, fly-fishing, white-water rafting. Rodeo. Gondola, trail, ranch & zip rides. Concerts, golf, tennis and spa pampering.

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.”