Three weeks from today, Right Online 2011 will be history…and how you’ll wish you had carved time out to attend! You’ll longingly peruse the tweets and blog posts from Minneapolis all weekend about the workshops, the speeches, the socializing and the overall enthusiasm that stems from the camaraderie of like-minded souls. And you’ll make a mental note to attend next time. One caveat, though: Right Online 2012 will still be a year in the future. And you’ll have missed all the excitement and memorable moments from THIS conference.
I was not present at the first Right Online event in Austin, Texas in 2008, but I have been a patron of the subsequent two RightOnline conferences in Pittsburgh (2009) and Las Vegas (2010). Each event has been more voluminously attended than the last, with an increasingly stronger roster of presenters, a broader schedule of breakout sessions and a wider array of conservative activists. This is far more than one in a lengthy line-up of rah-rah right-wing gatherings. RightOnline 2009 changed my life, and RightOnline 2010 led to a plethora of valuable connections for me as a committed activist. (More on that in a minute.)
This year, RightOnline will be held on June 17 and 18 at the Hilton Minneapolis. I have always been grateful to Americans for Prosperity (the sponsoring organization for RightOnline) for keeping ticket prices affordable, especially in less than stellar economic times. I’m pleased to disclose, however, that I have been authorized to offer an even sweeter deal to my readers!
This year, two declared Presidential candidates (at this juncture) will be present: businessman extraordinaire Herman Cain and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. (As it happens, these are my two current favorites in the race, and I’m eager for the opportunity of some time to get a bit better acquainted with both of them.) A third potential contestant, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, will also be featured.
Add to the mix of RightOnline platform occupants author and leading right-wing media personality Andrew Breitbart (purveyor of BigGovernment.com, BigJournalism.com and BigPeace.com, best-selling author and blogger Michelle Malkin, RedState’s Erick Erickson, “RedEye” favorite Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter, newly minted Glenn Beck employee S.E. Cupp (another perennial “RedEye” guest!) and Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn…and that’s not all! No doubt, even more speakers will be added in the remaining 2 ½ weeks if past conferences are any indicator of what is to come.
Does Twitter intrigue you, yet you don’t quite understand how to use it? Ever contemplated starting a podcast? Want to craft blog posts and construct a blog that will build a large following? Do you wish you could hear firsthand from consultants who have managed successful campaigns? All of the above and far, far more will be available in the various presentation tracks all day Friday, as well as Saturday afternoon.
Allow me to be vulnerably candid for a second, though, beginning with this question:
As a conservative committed to the recovery of prosperity and the renewal of values in America, do you ever fear that you’re alone? If you shout “No!” just to discourage the liberals, but whisper “Yes” deep inside in dark moments of honest trepidation, then Right Online 2011 is mandatory for you.
I have met some of my best friends in the conservative movement at previous Right Online events or as a direct result of them. Bloggers and activists like Jenny Erikson, Jon Gabriel, Pamela Gorman, Brian Fojtik, Fingers Malloy, Alexa Moutevelis, Tabitha Hale, Stephen Kruiser and Melissa Clouthier…I know I’m leaving a host of friends out whom I could cite, but at some point, this promo has to conclude! I talk to most of these people every week. Beyond acquaintance with them, Right Online has opened the door to a vastly greater network that encompasses fellow conservatives and libertarians all across the United States. Indeed, Right Online was only the gateway for what has followed.
Back to where I commenced with this post: You won’t suffer any regrets if you decide NOW to make join the lot of us at RightOnline 2011 in a couple of weeks! Please register today…and remember to use the special code “Fightback” to obtain 25% off of your fee.
See you in Minneapolis!