What is Awakening?

Awakening is the finest open forum weekend for families on conservative principles and thought in the United States. The entire family discovers what the most intuitive and insightful minds in our country believe is on the horizon for the country politically, economically, and philosophically through dynamic presentations, interactive and engaging workshops, and small group discussions. Participants enjoy lively debate and open dialogue to promote a greater understanding of varying conservative viewpoints. This year's theme will be Today’s challenges. Tomorrow’s solutions.

Awakening was conceived as an annual weekend retreat for families to exchange ideas, examine trends, and learn from leading experts from a variety of fields. This incredible retreat remains a safe place for conversations that influence the sharing of ideas that foster stronger families.

See What People are Saying!

“Each year I leave Awakening renewed, with the realization that I am not marginalized, but instead am an ardent participant of the last, best hope on earth. Ernest and Jan Taylor have passed their, and their fellow Awakening's founders’ baton on to Heritage and formalized their long-standing relationship; may Heritage carry the legacy to even greater heights.”

- Mark A. Johnson, PC, Attorney at Law

Awakening has been a don’t-miss fixture on our family calendar. With distinctive southern charm, it combines warm friendships in a family setting with thought-provoking presentations by world-class leaders in their fields. The off-the-record setting ensures refreshing candor, and audience engagement adds color and perspective. A few years ago we started to take our children and their families on alternate years. Now they look forward to it as much as we do.”

- Calvin E. Edwards, Founder and CEO,
Calvin Edwards & Company

“What I enjoy most about Awakening are the speakers and the family orientation. My grandchildren have been attending since they were very small (they are now late teens) and they look forward to attending every year. They told me recently how much they appreciate the sessions and how they have had their minds and ideas stretched  and stimulated.”

- Pat Campbell-Stichweh

The countdown is on, and we cannot wait to meet you!