Senator Bill Nelson will be our Keynote for this session. Nelson is a Florida native who grew up on the Space Coast. His public service career began in 1972, with his election to the Florida Legislature. He then served six terms in the U.S. Congress representing Orlando and the Space Coast. In January 1986, Nelson became the second sitting member of the United States Congress to fly in space. Nelson was first elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2000. Now in his third term, he's continues to be a champion for the state.