Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), a potential presidential candidate in 2016, and former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin have confirmed they will speak at the 2014 Western Conservative Summit.
The announcement was made today by John Andrews, director of the Centennial Institute which has hosted the Western Conservative Summit annually since 2010. This year’s Summit convenes July 18 - July 20 at the Hyatt Regency Denver hotel, 650 15th Street in downtown Denver.
Andrews said more than 2,000 delegates from 30 states comprised of citizens, community and business leaders and students will attend the three-day event to hear 20 presentations, participate in 30 interactive workshops, film screenings, book signings and an exhibit hall with more than 100 exhibitors.
Sen. Cruz was a popular presenter at last year’s Western Conservative Summit and won the Presidential Straw Poll, which was announced on the last day of the Summit.
Cruz and Palin will join two more potential presidential candidates at the Summit in Gov. Bobby Jindal, (R-LA) and Dr. Ben Carson, the famed neurosurgeon and open critic of President Obama and his Affordable Care Act.
Also speaking will be U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT); Tim Scott (R-SC); Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN); former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, now president of The Heritage Foundation; former Florida Rep. Allen West (U.S. Army Ret.); and British Parliamentarian Daniel Hannan along with other renowned policy makers, media celebrities and entertainers headlining the 2014 Western Conservative Summit.
Andrews said, "Colorado is the political epicenter right now. The Clintons just came here, but this Summit isn't about that kind of partisan politics, it's about freedom. We'll have the who's who of conservatism working together all weekend to help America be its best."
Entertainment will be provided by world-class singer Anthony Kearns, who is a member of The Irish Tenors and has performed for three U.S. presidents; performance painter David Garibaldi; performance poet Shawn Welcome; and Denver’s own The Silhouettes, a dance group which was named runner-up on the sixth season of America’s Got Talent national television program.
Other featured presenters include (in alpha order):
- Nick Adams, author, The American Boomerang
- Guy Benson, political editor, Townhall.com
- Linda Chavez, author and Fox News analyst
- James Golden “Bo Snerdley” (Rush Limbaugh’s radio show producer)
- Elbert Guillory, member, Louisiana State Senate
- Mary Katherine Ham, editor-at-Large, Hot Air.com and contributing ed., Townhall Magazine
- Hugh Hewitt, nationally syndicated radio talk show host
- David Horowitz, editor, FrontPage Magazine and president/founder the David Horowitz Freedom Center
- Charlie Kirk, at 19, is founder of Turning Point USA, a national student organization dedicated to educating youth about fiscally conservative values
- Betsy McCaughey, constitutional scholar, author, former Lt. Gov. of New York and Fox News contributor
- K.T. McFarland, former deputy asst. secretary of defense for public affairs under President Reagan (1982 to 1985). Current national security commentator for Fox News
- Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder, Tea Party Patriots
- Kate Pavlich, news editor, Townhall.com and Fox News contributor
- Dennis Prager, nationally syndicated radio talk show host
- Ralph Reed, founder and chairman, Faith & Freedom Coalition
- Ben Shapiro, editor-at-large, Breitbart.com; and Shilman Fellow at the Freedom Center
- Robert Woodson, president/founder, National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise
In addition to events held at the Hyatt Regency, some events and presentations will take place in the Bellco Theatre, Colorado Convention Center, and at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in downtown Denver.
Gold Pass Tickets are $625 to attend all three days for all events, speakers, exhibits and entertainment, plus leadership receptions with keynoters each day, the Saturday night banquet and Women of the West breakfast on Sunday.
Silver Pass Tickets are $215 to attend all three days for all events, speakers, exhibits and entertainment. Meals not included.
A Millennial Pass Ticket is $55 (under 30-years of age only) to attend all three days for all events, speakers, exhibits and entertainment. Meals not included.
A Future Pass Ticket is $125 (under 30-years of age only). Same as Gold Pass Tickets, but does not include receptions.
Note: Only credentialed media representatives will be allowed to attend and cover all proceedings. To obtain a Media Pass, please contact Jim Czupor at email@example.com.
For Summit Registration and Information see www.westernconservativesummit.com, or call 1-866-455-8500.
About the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University
The Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University works to enhance public understanding of the most important issues relating to faith, family and freedom. As part of this endeavor, the Institute focuses its efforts on conducting research, analyzing public policy options and sponsoring seminars, conferences, and other activities that involve students, faculty, staff and outside experts. For more information: www.ccu.edu/centennial.