Political analyst and commentator Bill Kristol will provide his unique and entertaining brand of political insight and prognostication during a special luncheon at the 2020 National Ethanol Conference, the Renewable Fuels Association announced today. Kristol, founder and director of Defending Democracy Together and a regular guest on popular television news programs, will offer a look ahead at the 2020 elections and the emerging political landscape. The 25th annual NEC runs from February 10-12, 2020, in Houston, and Kristol will be featured on February 11. "We are thrilled to welcome Bill Kristol to the National Ethanol Conference, and the timing of his appearance couldn't be better," said Geoff Cooper, President and CEO of the RFA. "He'll address ethanol industry leaders and supporters just one week after the Iowa Caucuses and on the very same day as the New Hampshire primary. NEC attendees are in for a real treat, and we look forward to an insightful and amusing discussion with Mr. Kristol." Those interested in attending the NEC and hearing from Kristol and many other political leaders, industry executives, and other experts are encouraged to register as soon as possible. The November 22 deadline for discounted "early bird" registration is fast approaching. Click here for more information. For three decades, Kristol has been a leading voice in American politics and a widely respected analyst and commentator. Having served in senior positions in the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations, Kristol understands government from the inside; and as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University, he has studied American politics and society from the outside. Kristol founded the Weekly Standard in 1995 and edited the influential magazine for over two decades. Now, as founding director of Defending Democracy Together, an organization dedicated to defending America's democratic norms, principles, and institutions, Kristol is in the midst of the national debate on issues ranging from American foreign policy to the future of the Republican Party and the meaning of American conservatism. Kristol frequently appears on all the major television talk shows, and is the host of the highly regarded video series and podcast, Conversations with Bill Kristol. Kristol received his undergraduate degree and his Ph. D. from Harvard University. The annual National Ethanol Conference provides an unequaled opportunity to engage key decision makers and industry executives about the latest opportunities and challenges affecting the industry today. Speakers will address numerous topics, and RFA looks forward to offering attendees robust discussions around new uses and technologies, policy and politics, the market outlook, and the future vision for high-octane, low-carbon fuels.