Keynote Speaker: U.S. Congressman Eric Swalwell
We are excited to announce that this year our opening keynote speaker will be United States Congressman Eric Swalwell. Congressman Swalwell is a former Model UN delegate. Congressman Eric Swalwell proudly represents California’s Fifteenth Congressional District. The District includes a large portion of the East Bay, where he grew up, attended public schools, and served his community upon returning home from college and law school. In November 2012, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives, promising to bring new energy, ideas, and a problem-solving spirit of working together to Congress. In the House of Representatives, Congressman Swalwell serves on the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and is the Ranking Member of its Subcommittee on Energy, which oversees the Department of Energy’s civilian research, development, and demonstration programs that are vital in discovering clean, sustainable sources of energy. He also serves on the Committee on Homeland Security, which is responsible for keeping our nation safe from terrorism and prepared to respond to either man-made or natural disasters.