President Trump confirmed Monday his upcoming appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference, a major annual gathering of conservatives near Washington, D.C., that will take place next week.

"The journey to #MAGA began @CPAC 2011 and the opportunity to reconnect with friends and supporters is something I look forward to every year," Trump tweeted on Monday. "See you at #CPAC2018!"

Trump's speech to the conservative confab in 2011 is widely viewed as the beginning of his foray into politics.

The president attended CPAC just a few weeks after his inauguration last year, where he delivered a speech celebrating his election victory and slamming the media for treating him unfairly.

The White House has not said which day of the three-day conference Trump will address the event.