In 2017, we are honored to present keynotes by James Carville and Mary Matalin on Day One (luncheon).

The renowned Democratic-Republican husband-and-wife team of James Carville and Mary Matalin will participate in a moderated discussion entitled 150 Days into the New Administration: What has Happened and What to Expect.

James "The Ragin' Cajun" Carville is America's best-known political consultant, responsible for an unbroken record of landslide electoral victories that culminated with the election of President Bill Clinton in 1992. He is also a best-selling author, actor, producer, talk-show host, speaker, restaurateur, pollster, civic activist, and college professor.

Mary Matalin is one of the most celebrated and popular conservative voices in America.  An author, television and radio host, political commentator, public speaker, and activist, she served in the administration of President Ronald Reagan and was President George H.W. Bush's campaign director, assistant to both President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, and chief of staff to Republican National Committee Chairman Lee Atwater.


A keynote address by a distinguished business leader is a highlight of the event each year. The speakers at the 2016 Marcum MicroCap Conference joined a group of nationally prominent individuals who have addressed the Marcum MicroCap Conference in prior years. Past presenters have included former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt (2016); Richard Fuld, Jr., former CEO of Lehman Brothers (2015); former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (2014); and Steven Rattner, chairman of Willett Advisors, Michael Bloomberg's investment manager (2013).