In keeping with the aim of translating ideas into action for the betterment of the world, Sunnylands retreats adhere to the following standards:

A topic of national or international importance

The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands tackles the most pressing issues to better serve the nation and the world.

Renowned leaders and innovators

The leaders and experts invited to meet at Sunnylands are the very best in their field; each must possess an outstanding record of achievement and a proven ability to impact society’s most difficult challenges.

A significant and meaningful outcome

Retreats must contribute to advancing solutions and making measurable progress.

Diverse perspectives

The challenges facing the world today are multifaceted. Finding solutions requires collaboration among those with a broad range of viewpoints, experiences, and talents.

A distinct California lens

Sunnylands benefits from a location that bridges the East and West and provides access to California’s rich cultural and intellectual resources. From this perch, Sunnylands embraces creativity, encourages openness and innovation, and honors diversity and the immigrant spirit.