About Us

Awakening is one of the finest open forum weekends on conservative principles and thought in the United States. Participants discover what the most intuitive and insightful minds in our country believe is on the horizon for the country politically, economically and philosophically through interaction in the group discussions.  The format generates lively debate, and we encourage all participants to speak candidly and sincerely as a catalyst for greater understanding of all viewpoints.

Believing that ideas influence and sharing ideas is all important, Awakening was conceived as an annual weekend retreat to exchange ideas, examine trends and learn from leading experts in a variety of fields.

Awakening’s Board of Directors, led by Chairman Ernest Taylor, is a diverse group of like-minded conservatives, who come from a variety professions from throughout the U.S.

Awakening is honored to have hosted some of the leading authorities, scholars, analysts and policy makers from the U.S. and abroad on a wide range of topics. View past speakers and topics here.

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