(CNN) - Rick Perry won't be on the ballot at the much watched Ames, Iowa straw poll next month, but the longtime Texas governor will be on the ballot this weekend at a gathering of conservatives in Denver, Colorado.
Perry, who is seriously considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination, will give a keynote address Friday night at the Western Conservative Summit. Two announced GOP presidential candidates, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain will also deliver high profile speeches at the gathering.
The more than 900 people attending the summit are eligible to vote in the straw poll. The results will be released Sunday. All of the announced major presidential candidates will be on the ballot, along with Perry. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton, who are also flirting with White House runs, will also be on the ballot.
- CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.