February 14, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced the initial schedule of speakers, panels, and events at CPAC 2013 – the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. America’s largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists will be held Thursday, March 14 – Saturday, March 16, 2013. Please note that the schedule will be updated daily and available on our new CPAC 2013 website.
Featured speakers include: Founder & President of the Media Research Center Brent Bozell, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Heritage Foundation President-Elect Jim DeMint, Heritage Foundation President Dr. Edwin Feulner, ACU Board Member Carly Fiorina, Radio Host and Breitbart.tv Editor in Chief Larry O’Connor, U.S. Representative and Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise, Eagle Forum Founder Phyllis Schlafly and U.S. Representative Ann Wagner.
Featured Emcee’s include:TownHall Political Editor Guy Benson, Purple Strategies Founding Partner Alex Castellanos, Radio Host Dana Loesch, Turning Point USA Founder Charlie Kirk, TownHall News Editor Katie Pavlich.
Featured Panels Include: “The Liberty Movement and Its Role in the Conservative Movement,” “Benghazi and Its Aftermath: U.S. Middle Eastern and Southwest Asia Policy,” “The Fight for Religious Liberty: 40 Years After Roe v. Wade,” “The Right View…and the Real Issues,” “Has Atlas Shrugged? Business in America,” “CSI Washington, D.C.: November 2012 Autopsy,” “Back to the Future: High Tech—High Touch—Cool Tools,” and “In the Beginning: First Principles.”
CPAC will be held March 14-16, 2013 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, offering three days of blockbuster speeches, policy discussions and networking opportunities – all celebrating the shared principles of smaller government, a strong national defense and traditional American values. For additional information, visit our website at conservative.org/cpac/, on Facebook at facebook.com/CPACNews, or on Twitter at @cpacnews and #CPAC2013. Media registration (including bloggers) is now open. For those who plan to cover the event, please request credentials at http://cpac2013media.
Previously announced confirmed featured speakers include: U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, former U.S. Representative Artur Davis, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, NRA President and ACU Board Member David Keene, NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre, U.S. Senator Mike Lee, U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, U.S. Senator Tim Scott, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, former U.S. Representative Allen West, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and U.S. Senator Ron Johnson.
Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union (ACU) is the oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization in the nation. For almost fifty years, ACU has served as an umbrella organization harnessing the collective strength of conservative organizations fighting for Americans who are concerned with liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values, and strong national defense. ACU defines conservatism, grows conservatism, and wins for conservatism.
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