CLEVELAND -- Cleveland is getting the billionaire’s touch.

Bill Gates, the wealthiest man in the world, was in town as a guest speaker at the Hilton hotel from 12:30-2 p.m.

His visit was to deliver the keynote address at the Council of the Great City Schools’ 61st Annual Fall Conference, which is hosted by the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

WKYC streamed Gates' remarks live on Facebook.

Actress Rosario Dawson and CNN contributor Van Jones will speak at different events during the conference Friday.

The event brings together more than 1,000 big-city school superintendents, board members and senior administrators from around the country. They “will exchange best practices in instruction and operations under the banner ‘Advancing the State of Urban Education,’” according to a press release.