General Session Luncheon: A Look at Issues Facing the Obama Administration, Congress and the Future of the Republican Party

Monday, Aug. 11, Noon-2 p.m.


Keynote Address: David Gergen, co-director of the Center for Public Leadership

Many questions remain unanswered regarding the future of the country—and both parties need take an active part in solutions to tackling the difficult issues ahead. What is the agenda for a second Obama Administration and will he be able to work with a divided Congress? On what issues will both parties be able to work together? Does the Tea Party movement have any staying power? Where is the country headed on education, energy, the environment, jobs and taxes? What is the future of the Republican Party? Uncanny in his ability to translate what is happening in Washington into how it will affect your audience, David Gergen sets his sights on the current political landscape. A trusted advisor to presidents of both parties and a leading commentator for more than two decades, Gergen offers unmatched perspectives on the future of America.