Trump to headline 2022 CPAC, organizers of major conservative confab announce full slate of speakers

Former President Trump to headline this year's conference

Updated: February 21, 2022 - 3:18pm

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Former President Trump will be the keynote speaker for the 2022 Conservative Political Action Conference, organizers said Monday in announcing the full agenda and slate of speakers for the event starting this week in Orlando, Florida.

Trump will deliver the keynote address Saturday night at the event, according to The Hill newspaper.

This year's event runs from Thursday through Sunday and will include several breakout sessions and speeches from the most prominent conservative and Republican figures in the country.

Besides Trump, other Republicans also considered potential 2024 presidential candidates set to speak are Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. 

Donald Trump Jr. and South Dakota Gov. Kirsti Noem are also scheduled to make an appearance.

However, not everyone speaking will be a politician — or even a Republican. Papa John's founder John Schnatter and Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii) are included in the agenda.

Potential, top-tier 2024 presidential candidates former Vice President Mike Pence and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley are not scheduled to speak.

Earlier this month, Pence made headlines when he said Trump was wrong for insisting Pence had the authority not to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election.

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