Alan Keyes to speak at gala Saturday Alan Keyes to speak at gala Saturday Acadiana bureau Feb. 28, 2014 Comments LAFAYETTE — John Paul the Great Academy will host its Seventh annual Veritas Lecture & Gala Dinner with guest speaker Alan Keyes on Saturday at the Cajundome Convention Center. The event will feature live and silent auctions, a musical presentation by John Paul the Great Academy’s classical guitarists, dinner and a cash bar. Keyes, a former U.N. ambassador, political author, conservative and pro-life champion, will deliver the keynote address. Information about tickets, sponsorship opportunities and auction entries can be found at www.jpgacademy.org or by calling (337) 889-5345. The sponsor reception begins at 6 p.m. and general admission at 7 p.m.