BISMARCK Sean Hannity, host of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show and Fox News' Hannity with Sean Hannity, will be a keynote speaker at the 22nd Annual Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in May in the Bismarck Civic Center.
Hannity, one of the prominent and influential conservative voices in the country, will join several oil and gas industry leaders and CEOs to address this year's theme, "Bakken Strong," and discuss the role oil and gas has in strengthening North Dakota's state and nation's economy, job growth and energy security.
"I care about this great country and believe in the American dream," said Hannity. "I am thrilled to support the effort to make America energy independent, and get America back to work."
Hannity, also the author of three New York Times No.1 best-selling books, will speak Thursday, May 22, at 9:30 a.m.
He will also record segments for his radio and television programs from the conference and western North Dakota during a tour of the Bakken with Billings County Commissioner and industry leader Jim Arthaud of MBI Energy Services. Hannity agreed to come to the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference after interviewing Arthaud on his radio program.
"We are thrilled to host Sean Hannity at this year's conference," said Ron Ness, Bismarck, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council. "Hannity has traveled the nation and has a keen understanding of how places like North Dakota and the Bakken can drive growth, innovation, energy security and the revival of rural America."
Special $25 tickets will be available for Hannity's address for the public. The passes will only be good for Hannity's address and will not include admittance to the exhibition or talks by other speakers.
For a full agenda of speakers and events or to register, visit (www.wbpcnd.org).
The North Dakota Petroleum Council is also launching an official WBPC-ND Facebook page and Twitter Feed at www.facebook.com/wbpcND or on Twitter, @wbpcND.