They are Paul Rodriguez, Michael Steele, Bay Buchanan, and Robert Bryce. The 2010 Conference will feature over 40 nationally-renowned speakers and entertainers in a patriotic “conference tent city” constructed for the event on the campus of California State University, Bakersfield.
In addition to the four speakers announced today, the 2010 speaker lineup will include 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Vice President Dick Cheney, former Second Lady Lynne Cheney, former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former First Lady Laura Bush, academy-award-winning actress Goldie Hawn, Olympian and theater star Cathy Rigby, award-winning journalist Eleanor Clift, Democratic strategist Bob Beckel, Republican strategist, Karl Rove, master negotiator Herb Cohen, entrepreneur Wally Amos, grammy-award-winning musician Ronnie Milsap, actor Tony Plana, actress Jane Seymour, actress Rita Moreno, political satire troupe The Capitol Steps, conservative commentator Cal Thomas, liberal commentator Donna Brazile, educator Joe Clark, financial news commentator Tobin Smith, CNN personal finance and business news anchor Gerri Wilis, and impressionist Rich Little. Conference organizers will not announce the names of additional speakers until later this year.
Organizer George F. Martin said “Traditionally, the Conference has featured a ‘surprise guest speaker.’ This year we’ll reserve the names of three unannounced speakers as surprise special guests whose identity will not be revealed until the day of the event. We’ll start announcing the names of other additional unannounced speakers and entertainers that we’ve signed later on this year as we get closer to Conference day. ”
George F. Martin explained this week’s selection of Paul Rodriguez, Michael Steele, Bay Buchanan, and Robert Bryce:
"Paul Rodriguez is a comic superstar with an inspiring personal story. At the Conference, he’ll address California’s recent man-made water shortage and the disastrous effects it has had on his own family as well as working-class people throughout California. Paul is funny and charming, but the message he’ll deliver at the Business Conference will be one that everyone who is concerned about water policy and its effect on business will want to hear.
“Michael Steele is the chairman of the Republican National Committee and an accomplished business lawyer and strategy consultant. Most people who follow current events and political news have seen clips or brief interviews with Michael Steele on television or radio shows, but surprisingly few outside of Maryland have heard Steele engage in an extended discussion about traditional conservatism and political strategy. Our attendees will have that opportunity at the 2010 Conference.
“Bay Buchanan served successfully as Treasury Secretary under Ronald Reagan. In the wake of TARP and other controversial expansions of the power and the role of the Treasury Department, Buchanan’s experience makes her a particularly insightful commentator today. She’s also a popular leader of the conservative movement outside of her role as one of the conservative movement’s most aggressive commentators. Her down-to-earth advocacy on behalf of beliefs will make conservative attendees cheer!
“Robert Bryce is one of the leading energy journalists in the world. Mass media coverage of the energy industry tends to be superficial, repetitive, and consensus-oriented, but Robert Bryce’s journalism is an exception to this. Conference-goers will be surprised when Robert shares his conclusions about popular buzzwords like “alternative energy” and “energy independence.” Even those who don’t agree with Robert will likely learn something and end up thinking much more deeply about energy
policy and its likely effects on their business in the future after listening to his speech.”
The Bakersfield Business Conference is one of the nation's premiere platform speaking events. Over the years, the Conference has built a loyal following with its playful and patriotic ambiance and its presentation of politically-savvy entertainers alongside top business leaders, sports heroes, leading journalists, Nobel Prize winners, and veteran political figures.
I think I can hear bluetooth16 and afa_mom just over yonder hills, lmfao.