• 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.

George Church
Jamie Dimon
Matt Mullenweg
L Randall
Lauren Hutton
S Jackson
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

Labor Day 2021 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.

Autumn 2021 Boston

Amidst autumn’s brilliant colors, a celebration of ideas, innovation and friendships in the epicenter of Americana – a mecca of the arts, learning, discovery & invention as well as pub-crawls, shopping, myths & memories.

New Year's 2022 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.

July 4th 2022 Banff

Snow-capped Rockies, vast forests, rushing rivers & emerald lakes: an Alpine wonderland. Rimrock Resort & Spa’s breathtaking vistas, hiking & riding trails, rafting, canoeing, galleries, tea-houses and golf are one hour’s scenic drive from Calgary and its legendary Stampede rodeo-festival.