About Us

Bringing leaders together from all spheres of influence in order to find overarching solutions to crucial needs in the world, while cultivating lasting friendships and growing as social entrepreneurs.


The Summit Research Institute finds its roots among Ben Franklin’s Juntas Society, sharing a similar mission of bringing together intelligent minds for the improvement of society. Since Franklin started that first think tank, many have come into being. But few have learned the principles to nurture creativity at the highest level, in groups or individuals, in order to devise breakthrough solutions to specific issues while maintaining focus on the larger forces affecting humanity.

As researchers and hosts, our role is to educate, stimulate, motivate, and inspire the selected ‘nucleus’ groups within our network so that they can create significant solutions for mankind. Explore our site for a greater understanding of our areas of focus.

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The Summit is a Research Institute and Think Tank. Our goal is to bring leaders together from all over the world to study and identify issues that affect the quality of human life. At this time, because of the rapid rate of technological change, we are focusing on helping identify and affirm values that are foundational to the core of what it means to be human and helping society preserve those essential values.


The Summit is a Research Institute, therefore we do research! We research issues in technology and society that will have massive impacts on the future of humanity, and as we do so, we discover and document various possible solutions. We are partnering with many world leaders in order to implement the solutions discovered by our team.


At The Summit, we believe that there are issues of a potentially dire nature for humanity within the near future. We feel a duty and a calling to participate and do something about them. We do not feel like we have all the answers, yet collectively, along with the brightest minds and willing hearts, we believe we can make a significant difference.

Summit Retreat

Andrew hosts gatherings or “Summits” at our retreat center on a mountaintop overlooking beautiful Lake Shasta. Leaders of various industries and in the arts come together as altruist friends to work, study, and collaborate on solutions and creative works of a humanitarian nature. For more information, visit summitretreat.org