Phil Robertson of A&E's 'Duck Dynasty.' (Photo by Karolina Wojtasik Copyright 2013)

Phil Robertson, the controversial star of the hit TV show "Duck Dynasty" will address the upcoming Republican Leadership Conference on Thursday.

Robertson will talk to the annual confab in the evening of its opening day, the conference announced Tuesday. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) are among the people also scheduled to speak Thursday evening at the conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Robertson stoked controversy last year when he called homosexuality a sin and compared it to bestiality in a GQ profile, leading A&E to suspend him from "Duck Dynasty" a show that chronicles his Louisiana family, which created a duck call instrument popular among hunters. The suspension was later lifted by A&E and Robertson was restored to the show.