U2's Bono is set to speak at an upcoming leadership summit with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The musician and the politician were invited to take part in The Leadership Summit 2009, which will be broadcast worldwide.
Willow Creek Association is hosting the event live on August 6 and 7. More than 60,000 leaders are expected to attend in over 200 satellite locations across the country. It will also be re-broadcast to 134 cities in 28 languages and 55 countries to an additional 40,000 leaders worldwide this fall.
Bono and Blair are just among those invited to speak at the event. The music icon plans to provide a progress report on his challenge three years ago to the Summit attendees to take up cause against HIV and AIDS.
The Annual Leadership Summit will be exploring timely leadership principles from some of today's leaders and thinkers.
The Summit faculty features 17 speakers that include Blair and Bono through videocast, CNN political analyst David Gergen, Kiva.org co-founder Jessica Jackley, and author Patrick Lencioni among others.