President Barack Obama Arrives in Bay Area for Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University

President Barack Obama landed at Moffett Field in Mountain View on Thursday evening for his third trip this year to the Bay Area in a roughly 20-hour stay that includes a conference alongside tech industry leaders.

Air Force One touched down at 5:06 p.m. as Obama came in from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C.

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President Dave Cortese was among local dignitaries who greeted the president.

Obama stayed overnight in the Bay Area and was set to headline the seventh annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University's Memorial Auditorium, where he will make remarks during a partner plenary scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Other speakers include Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and AOL co-founder Steve Case.

Obama will then take part in a Google Portal virtual conversation with entrepreneurs at the university shortly after noon Friday.

Twelve-year-old Vera Blitz will be at iD-Tech camp on campus, where her coding class was preparing for a possible presidential visit. Her mother, Ebba Blitz, is the CEO of a laptop security company called Alertsec. She hopes Obama's visit inspires young people to dream.

"It starts with a need," Blitz said. "Someone needs this, I can fulfill this need."

The president is scheduled to depart from Moffett Field at 1:35 p.m. Friday for Seattle, where he will speak at a reception for Gov. Jay Inslee and a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event.

Obama attended Democratic fundraisers during his last two visits to the Bay Area in February and April.

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