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We want one of these jackets!

We want one of these jackets!

Two-Time U.S. Olympic Athlete and 2016 Business Conference Speaker Cliff Meidl  is set to debut the new team USA flag bearer uniform this morning on the Today Show.  The uniform comes with quite the jacket, too.

According to the Ralph Lauren blog,  here’s a description of the luminous jacket:

Before the American flag bearer leads Team USA onto the track at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã stadium during next Friday night’s opening ceremony, he or she will reach inside the pocket of the opening ceremony blazer and flip a switch. At that moment, electroluminescent panels on the front and back of the jacket will be powered on, and a shining U.S. Olympic Team logo (at the chest) and “USA” (at the back) will be seen around the world.

To create this cutting-edge blazer, the Polo team took the standard-issue opening ceremony blazer—made in Rochester, New York, at the Hickey Freeman factory—and sent it to a Flextronics facility in Texas, where those electroluminescent panels were affixed to the jacket. The panels are powered by eight AA batteries, but, once powered on, they’re strong enough to beam “USA” to the roughly 80,000 people inside the stadium—not to mention the billions of people watching on TV.

It will be a unique moment in the storied history of the opening ceremony, as unique as the jacket itself. And how unique is that? There’s only one way to get it: carry the flag for Team USA at the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Here’s a video rendering:

Rick Perry and Rudy Guilliani steal the show at the RNC

Rick Perry and Rudy Guilliani steal the show at the RNC

We’ll be welcoming Governor Rick Perry to the Bakersfield Business Conference stage for the first time this October 8th.  But, we think his introduction of the lone survivor, Marcus Luttrell, at the Republican National Convention, yesterday, was terrific.  We’re pleased that ABC 15 in Arizona posted video coverage of his remarks so we can share them… Continue Reading

Business Conference Speakers on Twitter

Business Conference Speakers on Twitter

This morning on Twitter, Bakersfield Business Conference speaker Herman Cain shared a link to an appearance he made on Fox and Friends.  In the video, he talks about President Obama’s Dallas Police Memorial Service Speech and why he believes Donald Trump should select former Bakersfield Business Conference speaker Newt Gingrich as his running mate: But, Ann… Continue Reading

Hugh Hewitt offers a little insight into Lt. General Michael Flynn

Hugh Hewitt offers a little insight into Lt. General Michael Flynn

Over the weekend, Donald Trump’s campaign began floating a name many were unfamiliar with as a potential vice presidential selection: Lt. General Michael Flynn. Flynn’s resume is impressive, but not what one would first expect as the Republican choice for Vice-President for a number of reasons. For one, according to Wikipedia, Flynn is a registered… Continue Reading

New Books from 2016 Conference Speakers

New Books from 2016 Conference Speakers

2016 Bakersfield Business Conference speakers Joe Plumeri and Stephanie Miller have new books out. Joe Plumeri Joe Plumeri has been the CEO of five companies and, as one of the top business speakers in the country, he can talk business with the best of them.  But, Joe’s new book, The Power of Being Yourself, is… Continue Reading

Happy Birthday to George Martin

If you’ve ever wondered why the Bakersfield Business Conference became the success that it did, the reason for that success, George Martin, will celebrate his birthday today.  There are many platform and keynote speaking events throughout the country, but not too many that involve sports tents, fireworks, Americana, all-you-can-eat ice cream, Olympians, and really good… Continue Reading

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