The Republican National Committee is holding its summer meeting in Chicago with featured speakers including former Vice President Dick Cheney, Rep. Paul Ryan R-Wisc., Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Nebraska GOP governor nominee Pete Ricketts, who is a part-owner of the Chicago Cubs.

The RNC is expected to ratify Cleveland as the location of the 2016 presidential convention at the meeting, held at the Westin Hotel, 909 N. Michigan Ave.

“The theme for the meeting is “Victory 365,” where the RNC will showcase what we’re providing candidates up and down the ballot – from boots on the ground to new technology and digital and data capabilities,” the RNC said in a statement.

Cheney speaks at a Thursday lunch at the Westin which is closed to the press.

Ryan and Ricketts speak on Friday afternoon at the Westin and those events are open to coverage.

Walker keynotes a Friday evening dinner at the  Shedd Aquarium and his remarks are open to the press.

RNC Summer meeting public schedule….

Thursday, August 7

9:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.    Standing Committee on Rules Meeting

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.                Rising Stars Townhall

Friday, August 8

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  RNC General Session

                                             (Will include remarks from Chairman Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day,

                                             Committee Business and a final vote on the 2016 National Convention)

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.           Press Conference on the 2016 National Convention

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.             Luncheon with U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan (WI-1) and Gubernatorial

                                             Candidate Pete Ricketts (NE)

6:30 – 10:00 p.m.             Reception and Dinner at Shedd Aquarium with Governor Scott Walker