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

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.

Economist and financial commentator Lawrence Kudlow is a senior contributor to CNBC and former host of The Kudlow Report. He is host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Larry Kudlow Show and is a contributing editor of National Review magazine, as well as a columnist and economics editor for National Review Online. He served as associate director for economics and planning in the Office of Management and Budget during the administration of President Ronald Reagan. His new book, "JFK and the Reagan Revolution," launched on September 6, 2016. Formerly chief economist and senior managing director at Bear Stearns & Company, Mr. Kudlow is presently CEO of Kudlow & Co., LLC. His topic will be Washington to Wall Street.


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).