Townhall at CPAC: Day One

Kevin Glass

3/14/2013 9:21:00 AM - Kevin Glass
The 2013 edition of the Conservative Political Action Conference has been kicked off this morning by Townhall's own Katie Pavlich, who will be emceeing the first three hours of the conference, introducing speakers such as Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, former Rep. Allen West and Sens. Pat Toomey and John Barrasso. Later in the day, panel discussions will be held on a Balanced Budget Amendment and Senators Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Tim Scott will headline the power-packed first day of the conference.

Townhall will bring you exclusive interviews with some of the most influential members of the conservative movement throughout the day, so stay tuned to Townhall's CPAC coverage! The conference will be streaming LIVE at C-SPAN starting at 11:45 AM.

Meanwhile, read some of our preview coverage. Katie Kieffer ran down some of the need-to-know facts last week on Townhall:

There will be over 200 speakers and 30 panels at CPAC 2013. Plus, networking opportunities, job fairs and movie screenings. There will be a diverse mix of conservative and libertarian speakers and attendees. With speakers ranging from Sen. Rand Paul to Dr. Ben Carson, this is sure to be an electrifying event.

Many of this year’s CPAC speakers are talented in their own right outside of their political celebrity, which makes them all the more attractive and engaging. For example, both Paul (ophthalmologist) and Carson (neurosurgeon) are medical professionals. Did you know that Carson was the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins? He led a 70-member surgical team for 22 hours to operate on twins bonded at the back of the head.

These are just two of the high-caliber speakers you will hear from at CPAC 2013: individuals who built something positive and entrepreneurial on their own. Yes, they did, President Obama.

Meanwhile, Jonah Goldberg, Debra Saunders and Derek Hunter addressed a few of the mini-controversies that CPAC has faced this year. In spite of this, Goldberg will be speaking on a panel Thursday afternoon - about some of those controversies!

Stay tuned to Townhall for the best and most comprehensive coverage of the largest and most important annual conservative conference.