I got an unsolicited invitation to the "Renaissance Weekend" which bills itself as sort of an idea conference for "thought leaders". Supposedly it is exclusive and limited to influential people. However, I am not an especially influential person. Not only that, the invitation was mailed to me by a pre-sorted, mass mailing. The included invitation card was fancy, but does not address me by name and appears to be mass printed.
I read a few "news" articles about it, but I got the sense they could have been planted by the people who run the conference and are just PR jobs.
Is this thing for real, or is it just a scam to get people to pay $1000 for wine and cheese?