2012 IAPD Convention Features One of America's Leading Political Journalists, Chuck Todd, as its Keynote Speaker

IAPD is pleased to announce that Chuck Todd will be the keynote speaker at the IAPD Annual Convention opening session, beginning Wednesday, October 24 at 8:30 a.m.

A seasoned political journalist, Todd will provide a balanced analysis of the presidential election and share his own perspective. Todd will also discuss key indicators the plastics industry should be following and how those factors might provide insight into the results of the election.

In addition, Todd will discuss the potential economic, legislative, regulatory and taxation issues that may occur depending on the election outcome, including the presidential and other key races.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear first-hand from an inside Washington, D.C. political expert just weeks before a pivotal election for the plastics industry. A question-and-answer session will follow his talk.

Chuck Todd Biography

Along with his responsibilities as the NBC News Political Director, Chuck Todd also serves as NBC News' on-air political analyst for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Meet the Press and the Today show. In addition to his on-air analysis, Todd handles all aspects of NBC News' political coverage, including maintaining contact with the campaigns and serving as the point person for political news and information. Continuing to add to his NBC involvement, Todd also edits First Read, the network's must-read guide to political news and trends in and around our nation's capital.

Todd offers a comprehensive picture of the political landscape. He interprets the latest polls in races across the country. The Washington watcher gives an original perspective on the trends shaping and driving campaign strategy. Audiences may recognize Todd from his frequent appearances on television, including CSPAN's Washington Journal and MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews. During the 2004 elections, he had the rare privilege of moderating one of the few presidential candidate forums in Iowa. Accompanying his extensive media presence is his work as a graduate-level professor at the Johns Hopkins University. In December 2005, the Washingtonian featured him in its "Best of" issue in the journalism section. In March 2001, George magazine named Todd one of the 50 most influential people in politics.

A politically acquainted wordsmith, Todd loves to follow races, issues and campaigns. He earned practical political experience on initiative campaigns in Florida and various national campaigns based in Washington. When he isn't following politics, he's writing about them. In addition to his frequent contributions of his own op-ed pieces, which have been published by both the New York Times and The Washington Post, Todd often provides sharp political essays for such publications as The Atlantic Monthly.

For 14 years Todd contributed to The Hotline, Washington's premier daily briefing on American politics, eventually serving as editor-in-chief. In those years, he helped to grow the publication beyond just a single daily political exposition. From Hotline Weekly to House Race Hotline to the various morning and afternoon updates, Todd helped make the elite paper the epicenter of politics. During his time with The Hotline, Todd stayed on the cutting edge of publication creations, including The Sports Business Daily in 1994 and two highly acclaimed political websites in 1996.


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