If your name does not appear here, you have not be asked, but there's still hope.
The conference organizers are putting on the inaugural Ira Sohn Investment Idea Contest, to be judged by Michael Price, Bill Ackman, David Einhorn, Joel Greenblatt and Seth Klarman. Entrants "must submit an online application that includes an analysis of a favorite current investment idea; selections can be any marketable security, long or short, provided that the company’s market capitalization is greater than $1 billion." Whoever is picked for "most compelling investment idea, with a one-year horizon," will then give a presentation at the conference on Wednesday, May 25, 2011. The deadline to submit is (this) Friday, May 20, at 4PM. More info can be found here. Proceeds from the conference go toward pediatric cancer research and care. Good luck!