Hillary Clinton, the 2016 presidential candidate whose failed campaign was rocked by an email scandal and hacking attack, is slated to speak at a conference about digital technology in about two weeks.
She will speak at the 2017 Code Conference in Racho Palos Verdes, Calif., sometime between May 30 and June 1. The announcement was initially made in a Recode article on Friday, playing up what is "likely to be an epic interview" which it appears will touch on the 2016 election.
"Fake news? Check! Email problems? Check! FBI controversy? Check! Russian hackers? Check! The impact of tech on jobs? Check! The state of our very divided union? Double check!!" the piece from Recode's Kara Swisher writes.
"There's no bigger story right now than our fractured political landscape, including for the tech and media sector," Swisher says, adding that "there's no better person to talk about that" than Clinton with her 40 years in public service. Diversity will also be discussed, the article notes.
The conference is an annual affair held by the founders of Recode, a technology news website. Pegged as "the most prestigious event in tech and media," the invitation-only conference "was created to bring together a global community of the biggest names in the business, executive leaders and startups with bright futures for networking and in-depth conversations about the current and future impact of digital technology," the event page reads.
It also boasts that tech industry "luminaries" such as Elon Musk, Sheryl Sandberg, Jeff Bezos and Bill and Melinda Gates appeared at the 2016 edition and this year will, along with tech leaders, feature the likes of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, and New York Times editor Dean Baquet.
Clinton's speaker profile description talks about her several decades in public service, including being a senator from New York and secretary of state. It also mentions her "historic presidential campaign" which she conceded to Barack Obama in 2008 and her second try eight years later.
"In 2016, Clinton became the first woman nominated for president by a major U.S. political party, and won the national popular vote, earning the support of nearly 66 million Americans. She is the author of five best-selling books, including It Takes a Village," the description concludes. It makes no mention of Donald Trump, who won the Electoral College and became president.