National Harbor, Maryland (CNN) – It's his first major speech since losing last year's presidential election.
So what will Mitt Romney say when he addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday afternoon?
A source close to the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 GOP nominee tells CNN that Romney will give a personal and forward looking speech.
After losing last November's election, Romney has remained mostly out of the range of cameras and reporters, other than an interview he did with Fox News earlier this month.
The conference, known as CPAC, is one of the oldest and largest annual gatherings of conservative leaders and activists from across the country. At last year's confab, during the heat of the GOP primaries as he was battling for the Republican nomination, Romney described himself as "severely conservative Republican." The comment was quickly criticized by many other conservatives.