The conference was held by EMPact America, a group which has warned that America is not prepared for an Iranian Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attack. It also was sponsored by Breitbart Media, and featured the participation of senior military figures.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) gave a "rousing address," discussing the national security threats, including Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, as well as the Iranian nuclear threat.
Senior military analyst Lt. Gen. Thomas G. McInerney, who has warned that America is in the greatest danger it has been in since the 1930s prior to World War II, was among the other key figures speaking at the event.
Among various security issues brought up at the conference, one threatening America from within was the revelation that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a highly influential Islamic group, is connected with the Hamas terrorist organization.