2017 Speakers

Our speakers represent the Culture, the Community, and the Identity of our Rio Grande Valley (RGV).They are all different, but united on one central belief: Our Youth needs to be engaged in conversations about our RGV.


Basically, they were selected because they possess magic powers… No Joke.


You can tell these people NO and they find a way to make it a YES. They are the luchadores of change, the Walter Mercados of community development, and the cuentos of our current generation.

Juan "Rob" Barrera III

Math Educator

Uriel “Conquista” Landeros


Aaron Barreiro


Drew Lentz

Founder of Code RGV

Ethny Fantich