For 31 years, the Renaissance Weekend held in Charleston brings together more than a thousand of the country’s most creative minds. You have to have an invitation to the prestigious, non-partisan retreat founded and is hosted by the former US Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s Philip Lader and his wife Linda.
Lader, also a former president of Winthrop College in Rock Hill, is now chairman of WPP plc, the world’s largest advertising/media services company.
Lader says of the weekend, “Civility prevails, partisanship is frowned upon, and commercialism is banned.”
This year, about 1,200 leaders in business and finance, education, religion, law, medicine, government, the media, science, technology, sports, non-profits and the arts will be in Charleston now through the New Year’s holiday.