Sen. Bob Bennett talks with a attendees during a reception for the fourth annual Rural Business Conference at the College of Eastern Utah on Tuesday and Wednesday. Bennett hosts the conference each year. This year's program included Utah Governor Jon Huntsman and Patrick Byrne, the president of Overstock.com. On Tuesday night organizers said that 450 people had registered for the conference, many of them from out of the area. Local motels reported brisk business during the two day event.