"I can't imagine the point of such a conference."
You should go to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference: www.srlc.gop
It's one unintentional humorous gaffe after another, and it provides Democrats with enough 30 second ads for the following year's Presidential election.
The 2011 version was the one in which they laughed along at Obama impersonator, Reggie Brown, who did a spot-on rendition of the President. They pulled the plug on him after he began telling jokes about the Clown Car Republican field, and they managed to get pilloried in the blogosphere because of it.