Renaissance Weekend

Renaissance Weekend

Illustrative Topics

Incredible mix of preeminent authorities & rising stars

National powerhouses. Tomorrow's disrupters. Incredibly well-informed fellow participants.

"A playground of ideas"

Less a conference, than "mini-university" or reunion of an extended family of highly accomplished individuals. Vibrant chatter, quiet conversations. All come-and-go as they like.

Dazzling lectures, candid discussions, in-depth seminars

Participants tailor-make personal schedules, from several plenary sessions & many simultaneous programs throughout each day. Lively discussion; decidedly relaxed tone.

Urgent issues of our times & essential questions of human experience

Business and finance, international affairs, government & politics, medicine, science & technology, religion & philosophy, energy & the environment, literature & the arts, non-profits, philanthropy & NGOs, journalism, media & entertainment, health & fitness, technology, psychology, travel, and family legacies & concerns. See Illustrative Topics below.

"Rocked my brain & lifted my soul"

Each Weekend, highlighting unique competencies of individual participants, is organized about two weeks before the Weekend, when a Tentative Program with several personalized assignments is e-mailed to participants. The final Program is only available at Registration.

Illustrative Topics include:

Disrupt or Die
Combating Terror
What's Happiness?
Managing Creativity
Why Him?  Why Her?
Trumponomics Ahead
Transforming Healthcare 
What Should Investors Do?
Diversity Dividends & Dilemmas
The Erosion of Political Consensus
The Biology of Love & Science of Desire
Election '16: What Were Americans Thinking?
How Much Worse Can the Middle East Get?
Empowering Your Rockstars & Screwballs
Turbulent Realities of Globalized Rage
HWD - From Ideas to Script to Screen
How Our Generation Makes Choices
When You've Been Everywhere
Transforming Healthcare
Investing for Good
How Cities Score
Mr. Xi's China
Art & Soul
Aging's Off-switch
Data to the Rescue
The Cancer Moonshot
Giving that Transforms
Faith in Unsettling Times
What's the Impactful Life?
Searching for Alien Planets
The Antibiotic & Opioid Crises
Crazy Stuff to Build a Business?
Tough Issues to Find the Middle
Mastering Social Media Platforms
Social Entrepreneurs Changing the World
Are FoMo & FoBo Paralyzing Millennials?
The Sharing Economy & Future of Work
PinocchioLand & the Assault on Facts
Becoming Whole in a Fractured World
Making Sense of a Mad, Mad World
Tough Issues to Find the Middle
What I've Learned about Love
The Life Well-traveled
Myths about Mecca
Tangling on Trade
What Spies Do
Emotional Agility
Why Does Evil Exist?
The Age of the Genome
Maestros and their Music
If Mayors Ruled the World
How to Keep Your Brain Young
Humanity's Future Beyond Earth
Discovering Your Inner Scientist
Life Lessons Superheroes Teach Us
What Rome Can Teach Our America
How to Read Emotions & Detect Lies
Is Giving the Secret to Getting Ahead?
Do Nice People Really Have More Fun?
How Might Climate Change Change Us?
The Health of Justice in Today's America
What's Really Happening at Our Borders?
Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs
How Teens' Use of Media Affects Relationships
My Favorite Course at the School of Hard Knocks
The Legacies of Newton, Leibniz & the Bernouilli's
Contemporary Times through the Lens of Augustine
Camp Renaissance's Youth Panels:
Origami Fun
Masters of Magic
Astronaut Fitness Challenge
Why Parents Do What They Do
History Is Where the Future Begins
Does Wisdom Outweigh Wealth or Fame?
Turning High Potential into High Performance
How Mom & Dad Helped &/or Wrecked Our Futures
What Every Dog Should Know about Quantum Physics
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