Actor, comedian, entertainer Rob Riggle to deliver keynote address at NATE UNITE 2021

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Rob Riggle will provide the keynote

Rob Riggle will provide the keynote address in Memphis at NATE UNITE 2021. After a year of struggling with the complexities caused by COVID-19, the Association’s Trade Show Committee decided that participants deserved some comic relief. It is likely that his Improv and standup comic talent will dovetail easily into a tailored performance that will have attendees smiling  hours later.  NATE announced on October 15 that the February 15 – 18 show is a go and registration is currently open.

NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association announced today that famed actor/comedian/writer/producer/director Rob Riggle will deliver the keynote address at the NATE UNITE 2021 Conference in Memphis, Tennessee. NATE UNITE 2021 will take place February 15-18, 2021 at the Memphis Renasant Convention Center.

NATE-Amanda-StegallNATE UNITE is widely regarded as the premier and most comprehensive education event in the communications infrastructure industry. Riggle is scheduled to speak during the NATE UNITE 2021 Keynote Luncheon on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Rob Riggle has been a staple in comedic films and television for more than 15 years. Riggle is known for his memorable characters in comedy hits like The Hangover and Step Brothers, as well as his stints on Saturday Night Live and as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Additional credits include The Other Guys, 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, Dumb and Dumber To, and most recently Universal’s Night School with Kevin Hart. In two strong dramatic turns, Riggle also recently appeared in Warner Bros.’ war drama 12 Strong and Open Road Films’ Midnight Sun, the latter of which he received critical acclaim for his performance.

As he broke into comedy, Riggle was still on active duty with the United States Marine Corps, which he initially joined at the age of 19. Rising through the ranks, Riggle served in various countries including Albania, Kosovo, Liberia, and Afghanistan. Lieutenant Colonel Riggle retired from the Marine Corps Reserve, having served 23 years total (9 years active duty, 14 years in the reserves) and earned more than 22 medals and ribbons including the Combat Action Ribbon.

“Rob Riggle’s iconic status as a popular comedian, actor and entertainer coupled with his background as a veteran who faithfully served our country  in the United States Marine Corps makes him the perfect keynote speaker for NATE UNITE 2021,” said NATE’s Trade Show Committee Chairwoman Amanda Stegall of Gulfport, Mississippi. “Given the various COVID-19 challenges the industry has been confronted with, Rob’s comedic message incorporating humor and levity will be very well received by the conference attendees,” added Stegall.

“NATE is thrilled to have Rob Riggle joins us in Memphis, Tennessee as the keynote headliner at NATE UNITE 2021,” stated NATE Events Coordinator Shari Wirkus. “Rob’s keynote speaker appearance will be a can’t miss event in a NATE UNITE 2021 line-up that includes a top-notch list of speakers, education sessions, luncheons and networking receptions that we have for the industry,” added Wirkus.

NATE UNITE 2021 will be hosted as scheduled as an in-person national conference and trade show. The Association is committed to providing a safe and sanitized environment for all conference attendees and will be adhering to all COVID-19 protocol requirements from the State of Tennessee, Shelby County (TN) and City of Memphis.

Companies interested in NATE UNITE 2021 sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are encouraged to visit HERE. Industry stakeholders attending NATE UNITE 2021 who are interested in participating in the Tower Family Foundation Golf Invitational powered by NATE’s Wireless Industry Network (WIN) are encouraged to register.  For more information on NATE, visit