Beginning on Friday, a medley of conservative politicians, commentators and activists will descend on Orlando, Fla., for the annual Conservative Political Motion Convention, generally generally known as CPAC. In years previous, the occasion has been a dependable barometer for the bottom of the Republican Occasion, clarifying how its most religious members outline the establishment now, and what they need it to seem like sooner or later.

For the celebration’s management, these questions have grow to be particularly pressing within the aftermath of former President Donald J. Trump’s election loss in November, to not point out the riot on the Capitol carried out final month by Trump supporters. The celebration has hardened over the previous 4 years into one animated by rage, grievance and — above all — fealty to Mr. Trump. The times forward will assist illuminate whether or not it’s more likely to keep that method.

The previous president is scheduled to ship the culminating speech of the convention at 3:40 p.m. Jap on Sunday, however his presence will probably be felt all through the occasion. Latest polls present {that a} majority of Republicans falsely believe the election was stolen from Mr. Trump, and the agenda this 12 months signifies that topics like voter fraud will probably be prime of thoughts.

On Friday morning, panelists together with Consultant Mo Brooks of Alabama, who has enthusiastically backed Mr. Trump’s claims of fraud, will collect onstage for a 35-minute phase known as “Defending Elections: Why Judges & Media Refused to Have a look at the Proof.” That theme picks up once more on Sunday morning, when audio system will focus on what they name the “Failed States” of Pennsylvania, Georgia and Nevada — states that Joseph R. Biden Jr. received in November, and the place Mr. Trump’s authorized efforts to overturn the outcomes sputtered.

The forty fifth president received’t be the one Trump to make an look. On Friday afternoon, Donald Trump Jr. will communicate underneath the obscure banner of “Reigniting the Spirit of the American Dream.” He’ll be launched by Kimberly Guilfoyle, his girlfriend and a former Fox Information character.

In different phrases, in terms of the elder Mr. Trump, anticipate this 12 months’s CPAC to really feel just like the previous 4 — from the variety of occasions his title is invoked to the viewers’s eagerness to listen to from the person himself.

As conservatives search for a message to rally round forward of the midterm elections in 2022, the CPAC agenda previews the uphill battle awaiting them. The agenda contains panels on the debt, abortion, schooling, Large Tech and “cancel tradition.” However with so many segments anchored within the 2020 election, the convention seems to be much less about mapping the celebration’s future than relitigating its previous.

Aside from one explicit day, that’s. Nowhere on the agenda is there any reference to Jan. 6 — not the pro-Trump march in Washington, the chants of “cease the steal,” nor the demonstration that devolved right into a riotous mob storming the Capitol. Outstanding Republican politicians have tried to pin the riot on antifa and different left-wing actions or teams, and CPAC will reveal how conservative voters regard the occasions of that day almost two months later.

A talking slot at CPAC is prime actual property for bold Republicans. This 12 months, plenty of these keen to assert the mantle of a post-Trump G.O.P. have managed to nab one. With the occasion being held in his state, Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida has maybe essentially the most coveted spot on the schedule aside from that of Mr. Trump himself — he’ll ship the convention’s kickoff deal with on Friday at 9 a.m.

Different rumored 2024 candidates embrace Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who will communicate on the “Invoice of Rights, Liberty, and Cancel Tradition” on Friday at 10:50 a.m.; Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who will focus on “Holding America Protected” at 12:55 p.m. that day; and Senator Rick Scott of Florida, who’s up at 2:55 p.m. for a dialogue on “Unlocking Our Church buildings, Our Voices, and Our Social Media Accounts.”

Mr. Scott is instantly adopted on the schedule by Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, whose speech is solely titled “Remarks.”

Mike Pompeo, the previous secretary of state, and Gov. Kristi Noem of South Dakota will anchor the lineup on Saturday. He’ll communicate on the Invoice of Rights at 1:35 p.m. and she’s going to deal with the viewers at 3:50 p.m.; no matter is listed for her speech.

Looming over all of them, after all, is Mr. Trump. If the previous president’s recognition with the bottom holds agency, the 2024 election may revolve round whether or not he chooses to run. If he does, few Republicans are more likely to problem him for the nomination. If he doesn’t, candidates will pour as a lot power into incomes his endorsement as they do into their floor recreation in Iowa.

And so at CPAC, 2024 hopefuls are more likely to ship their speeches in a well-known mode: to an viewers of 1.

With the Republican Occasion seeking to take again the White Home in 2024, who isn’t talking at CPAC this 12 months is as telling as who’s.

Essentially the most notable absence from the lineup is former Vice President Mike Pence. He has saved a low profile since Jan. 6, when some rioters known as for his execution and Mr. Trump declined to take motion to cease the mob. Politico first reported that Mr. Pence had declined an invite to talk at CPAC.

Additionally absent from the agenda is Nikki Haley, a former governor of South Carolina who served underneath Mr. Trump as ambassador to the United Nations. Ms. Haley is one other rumored contender for 2024, and her absence from the conservative convention might sign an try and occupy a extra average lane within the celebration within the years forward.