"I'm proud to announce that Governor Rick Perry will be joining this year's Defending the American Dream Summit," said AFP President Tim Phillips. "Governor Perry's resume speaks for itself; no conference promoting the advancement of economic freedom would be complete without him."
Perry has pointedly refused to rule out a 2016 bid despite his rough showing in 2012.
Other potential presidential candidates speaking at the event include Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas).