These incredible pairings model how it should be done, engaging in substantive, civil and at times downright humorous debates on today's top issues. 
Josh Earnest and Karl Rove provide intimate and insightful commentary as they both speak with great authority, accuracy and wit from a White House insider's perspective. Already a smashing success on college campuses and at major industry conferences alike, Rove and Earnest are heralded for shining a dynamic and revealing light on today's top issues. Both go-to commentators for major networks-- Earnest recently provided sharp analysis of the State of the Union on MSNBC's Meet The Press and Rove on the global impact of the President's new tariffs on Fox News-- Earnest and Rove know how to break down even the most inner workings of Washington and keep audiences entertained with their banter and genuinely hilarious one-liners. 

"He absolutely knocked it out of the park. The most conservative Republicans, to the most liberal Democrats, in the audience raved on about his speech. We also really enjoyed the social interaction with Karl."

-NASBA - National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

"Karl was amazing. He is just the brightest, smartest, most engaging, and easiest in a room of giants. We have 1,000 intense loyal Rovers aka Karl Rove fans. We would be honored to invite him back."

-Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

"Everything with Josh went so well! He did a great job at the debate and everyone I spoke to at the reception couldn’t stop talking about how kind and personable he was."

-George Washington University

We’ve received nothing but positive feedback about [Earnest's] presentation. Our crowd particularly appreciated his thoughtful responses to questions – they were not canned answers but very reasoned answers. The crowd also appreciated the time he spent with us – taking almost an hour of his time for the Q&A.

- Major U.S. Law Firm
  • Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media
  • Leading conservative commentator and two-time Republican Presidential candidate 
  • U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China (2014-17)
  • U.S. Senator (D-MT) (1978-13)
  • Chair, Senate Finance Committee (2007-14)
Both renowned experts on global trade agreements and tax policy, Steve Forbes and Max Baucus provide a substantive, in-depth look on top economic issues in this no-hold-barred, informative debate. Regularly sought-out for their shrewd commentary-- Baucus is a regular on Bloomberg and Forbes on Fox Business-- Baucus and Forbes have an intimate view of what it takes to get policy passed in Washington and are able to decode what to expect from the future of healthcare, trade agreements such as NAFTA, and more. Both heralded by event-planners as approachable and interactive with audience members, Baucus and Forbes leave audiences with a fresh perspective on the most pressing policy issues. 
"I wanted to take a moment to let you all know that Mr. Forbes was hands down the most amazing and favorite of all of our speakers. Resounding standing ovations and so many people raved about his comments. He was kind [and] super approachable..."
-Americans for Prosperity

"Mr. Forbes was gracious and generous with his time. His remarks were well received – everyone agreed he was the smartest guy in the room."

-American Bakers Association

"We hired Sen Baucus for an event which focused on the China-US economic corridors today and current implications for the future cooperation. He provided a very insightful view about the current and future relations between the 2 countries. Our clients and staff really appreciated his unique perspective. Sen Baucus was a great keynote speaker for our event."

- Major Multinational Bank

  • Senior Political Commentator, CNN
  • U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania (1995-2007)
  • 2016 & 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate
  • Senior Political Commentator, CNN
  • 47th Governor of Michigan (2002-1011)
  • Bestselling Author of "A Governor's Story"
Both Senior Political Commentators for CNN, Rick Santorum and Jennifer Granholm's engaging and substantive debates are regularly broadcast live as they discuss crucial issues ranging from trade to immigration to what to expect from upcoming elections. In this candid, informative and engaging program, they bring the same energy and power to the podium, leaving audiences enthralled. Santorum draws on his extensive experience to go beyond the headlines and break down the complexities of every issue. From providing sharp insights following Doug Jones’ victory in the Alabama Senate race, to his recent appearance on David Axelrod’s The Axe Files, Santorum is a go-to voice, unafraid to provide frank commentary that takes a critical look at both sides of the aisle.  Renowned for leading Michigan through a period of unprecedented economic challenge, Granholm is an expert on business and labor, and what it takes to spur economic opportunities. Together, Santorum and Granholm are a powerhouse political duo that could keep any Q&A going for hours.
"We had a packed house. The Senator gave a great speech; he took pictures and signed books for each student... "
-Young America's Foundation

"The event was a great success. Senator Santorum was extremely generous with his time... We’ve had many very pleased comments from our members about the Senator and about his remarks. "

-Economic Club Of Southwestern Michigan
"Governor Granholm was incredible! She blew the roof off the place, in fact. That and she was a delight to work with." 

- Broadbent Institute

"Everything was perfect. She was phenomenal, as always, and we have received great feedback from our guests."

-Consumers Energy

  • Chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisors (2001-2003)
  • Co-Chair of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation
  • Dean, Columbia Business School
  • Leading Economic Commentator & Policy Advisor
  • Secretary of the Treasury (2013-2016)
  • White House Chief of Staff (2012-2013), Director Office Management & Budget (2010-2012)
  • Partner, Lindsay Goldberg
Leading economists Glenn Hubbard and Jack Lew team up to provide unparalleled insights into the economic landscape, taking a deep dive into the implications of newly passed and proposed policy. Responsible for shaping economic policies that have affected millions, and with years of experience in both the public and private sector, Hubbard and Lew reveal an insider's perspective on looming questions surrounding trade, taxes, monetary policy and more. Lew was recently sought-out for a crucial episode of the Politico Money Podcast, shedding light on the risky global economic landscape, and Hubbard by both the Associated Press and New York Times, for insights into tax cuts. Heralded for entertaining as they deliver complex messages clearly and concisely, Lew and Hubbard are a powerful one-two punch at any event. 
"Dr. Hubbard was extremely well received! I have heard nothing but positive comments; attendees were standing in line during the Q&A to ask questions!. He was such a pleasure to work with."
-National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts
"Thank you so much for all your help to secure the Secretary as our opening speaker and with your help through the planning process! It was a huge success! We received such great feedback on his remarks, interview and the panel! One of the best we’ve had. He is just the nicest man!"
- Pershing LLC
  • U.S. Senator from Oklahoma (2005-2015)
  • U.S. Representative from Oklahoma (1995-2001)
  • Guardian Against Washington Spending
  • Contributor, MSNBC
  • Chairman, Democratic National Committee (2005-2009)
  • 79th Governor of Vermont (1991-2003)
  • Founder, Democracy for America
Celebrated political leaders Tom Coburn and Howard Dean have been a smash hit with hundreds of audience members by going beyond today's headlines to unpack the implications of key policies and the top issues facing Washington. As a current contributor on MSNBC, Dean is a leading voice on the future of the Democratic party who has recently made headlines in NPR, Salon, Newsweek, The Hill and more, thanks to his refreshingly candid insights into what the 2020 election will look like. Recently sought-out for an interview on ABC News and heralded for his, "authentic, adult conservatism," Coburn is an antidote to today's tense political environment, and offers practical solutions to issues such as wasteful Washington spending, and making healthcare more accessible and affordable. With decades of experience in politics, Coburn and Dean are uniquely qualified to shed light on today's top issues. 
"Dr.s’ Coburn and Dean were awesome! So glad they were able to come. They were the highlight of the conference! Thanks for all of your help."

- Health Industry Distributors Association

"Sen. Coburn was awesome and the reviews have been great."


- College of American Pathologists

"It was a fantastic event. We had nearly 900 people, and I've heard from many of my colleagues here that it was the best event in years at the college. "

-Franklin and Marshall College
  • Former Chair of the Republican National Committee
  • Political Analyst, MSNBC 
  • Former Chair of the Democratic National Committee 
  • Author, Hacks: The Inside Story 
Having served as Chair of the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee respectively, Michael Steele and Donna Brazile provide a riveting, substantive, and downright funny look at the inner workings of politics and partisanship today. Steele and Brazile are key players on the political stage, in-demand for their sharp, witty, and informative examination of the Democtatic and Republican parties, what we can expect from upcoming elections, and more. Brazile's explosive new book, Hacks-- preempted by her widely-shared and candid Politico op-ed-- instantly became a New York Times bestseller and she recently provided sharp commentary on Real Time with Bill Maher. Steele was recently interviewed by The Washington Post and regularly makes headlines for his refreshingly candid commentary on MSNBC. Both unafraid to get to the real heart of issues, Steele and Brazile provide the perfect balance for any debate. 

"The event was great! Mr. Steele's talk was wonderful..."

-Rutgers University

"[T]he feedback on the presentation has been incredibly positive. Michael was incredibly relevant and brought to light many of the facts we do not hear on a regular basis... I have to say it was one of the most informative interactions I have ever had. I would recommend Michael to any group looking for a speaker."

-The Tiger Bay Club of Volusia County

"She was great! Great presentation, funny and personable..."

- AEW Capital Management
"Donna Brazile is just awesome. She was wonderful. She rocked and rolled, sang and danced, put together more one liners with a straight face than I have every heard one person do... She was really great. THE AUDIENCE LOVED HER."


-Possible Women Enterprises