Keynote Speaker - 2016
Cal Thomas is America's number one nationally syndicated political columnist. With a twice-weekly column appearing in more than 500 newspapers nationwide, he is one of the most highly regarded conservative voices on the American political scene today. He is a panelist on the popular "Fox News Watch" show, which airs Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. ET. His latest book, co-written with Bob Beckel and published by William Morrow, is entitled "Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America." He and Beckel also write a twice-monthly column for USA Today.
A graduate of American University, Thomas is a 35-year veteran of broadcast and print journalism. He has worked for NBC, CNBC, PBS television, and the Fox News Network, where he currently provides weekly political commentary. He has appeared on "NBC Nightly News," "Nightline," the "Today" show, "Good Morning America," CNN's "Crossfire," "Larry King Live" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
In 1995, Thomas was honored with a Cable Ace Award nomination for Best Interview Program. Other awards include a George Foster Peabody team reporting award, and awards from both the Associated Press and United Press International.
A writer of force and clarity, Thomas has authored 11 books, including "Blinded by Might: Why the Religious Right Can't Save America," "The Things That Matter Most," "The Wit and Wisdom of Cal Thomas," "Book Burning," "Occupied Territory," "The Death of Ethics in America," "A Freedom Dream" and "Uncommon Sense."
In addition to his journalistic and literary achievements, Thomas lectures frequently on college campuses and is in great demand as a speaker for nonprofit and corporate audiences.