On a conference call with reporters Thursday morning, Romney adviser Russ Schriefer said today's convention theme will be: "We believe in America"
"What you're going to see tonight is a lot of telling of Gov. Romney's personal story," he said.
Tonight, he added there be a short Ronald Reagan film towards the beginning of the program, then Newt and Callista Gingrich will make some remarks. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will follow with a speech about education.
After that, three people whom Romney worked with in his church will take the stage: An individual who succeeded Romney after he left a leadership position in his church, as well as a couple who Romney mentored.
Bob White, chairman of the campaign and a close friend of Romney, will talk about Romney's business career. Tom Stemberg, founder of Staples who worked closely with Romney on the company's launch, will also speak.
Then the program will feature Romney's record as Massachusetts governor. Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey will give an overview of his term. They'll have a video of a woman who was awarded the Abigail Adams scholarship, a program Romney established as governor. And Jane Edmond, a Democrat who served in Romney's cabinet, will give remarks.
Tonight's events will also highlight Romney's time as the head of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City by featuring several Olympians on stage.
At 10 p.m. ET, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida will introduce Romney.