Renowned Political and Economic Commentator Ben Stein to Speak at the ICR Conference

New York, NY – January 11, 2016 – ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm, today announced renowned political and economic commentator Ben Stein, will appear as a featured speaker at the ICR Conference 2016. The annual event will be held from January 11-13, 2016 at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida. Stein will address conference attendees on January 13, 2016 at 8 a.m. ET, exploring economic trends in 2016.

Ben Stein is a New York Times bestselling author and widely considered one of the great humorists regarding the political economy. Additionally, he is considered the most famous economics teacher in America for his comedic role as the economics teacher in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” He is a powerful speaker on economics, politics, education, and history and has written or co-written over 30 books, the majority of which concentrate on investing. His novel, Yes, You Can Time The Market, has become a landmark of using price theory for securities market analysis.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ben as this year’s featured guest speaker. He will bring a unique, thought-provoking perspective to this year’s event that will be beneficial for our entire audience which ranges from private equity professionals to growth companies to institutional investors and analysts,” said Tom Ryan, Chief Executive Officer, ICR. “We expect ICR Conference attendees to be as entertained as they are educated by Ben’s humor and intellect and his ability to provide insight into our current economic and political landscape.”

Stein is an Emmy award winning economist and co-hosted the show “Win Ben Stein’s Money” with Jimmy Kimmel, which won seven Emmys, including best game show host. Presently, he writes a column for The American Spectator and for NewsMax. He is a regular commentator on Fox News and on CBS Sunday Morning, as well as a frequent commentator on CNN.

The ICR Conference is a unique conference format that features investor presentations, group breakout sessions and unparalleled networking opportunities. The 2016 conference will feature one day of private company presentations on Monday, January 11 followed by two full days of public company presentations on Tuesday, January 12 and Wednesday, January 13.

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About The ICR Conference

The ICR Conference is a unique platform where public and private company management teams, institutional investors, sell-side research analysts, investment bankers, private equity professionals and select media connect with one another with the goal of understanding consumer trends and public company prospects as the year begins. The event is one of the largest investment conferences of the year, featuring presentations by more than 150 public and private companies, with attendance regularly exceeding 2,000. For more information please visit

About ICR

Established in 1998, ICR partners with companies to optimize transactions and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility and enhance long-term enterprise value. The firm’s highly differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to more than 500 clients in approximately 20 industries. Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America maintaining offices in New York, Norwalk, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco and Beijing.


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