Utah's 'Idol' to speak Oct. 26

Published: Friday, Oct. 16 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT

David  Archuleta (Jeff Riedel) David Archuleta (Jeff Riedel)

Utah's most famous American Idol will speak about reaching his dreams during the Annual Conference for Women later this month.

David Archuleta will join former first lady Laura Bush, Utah's first lady Jeanette Herbert and pianist Roger Williams at this year's conference, which is sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch and his wife Elaine.

"I am so pleased that David Archuleta was able to fit this conference into a demanding concert schedule," Orrin Hatch said. "He is an unbelievable talent and a special performer who has a great story to share."

The Murray teen will address the morning keynote session on how he "accomplished reaching his dreams, while staying grounded in life." He was the runner-up during the seventh season of the popular "American Idol" TV show and is currently preparing for a winter concert headlining tour featuring songs from his newly released Christmas album.

The conference will be held Oct. 26 at Abravanel Hall. To register, call 801-413-9133.

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