Texas Tribune Fest: Sept. 26–28
It’s no secret that Texas plays a crucial role in the future of America. Immigration, the environment, the blue-red-purple balance — the issues facing the Lone Star State have massive import on the national stage.
Be a part of that conversation at the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival, happening this Thursday through Saturday, Sept 26 to 28, in downtown Austin. Now one of the nation’s largest and most influential political gatherings, this festival brings Texans together with a wide range of prominent national guests to learn more about the politics and policies of today’s most important issues.
The three jam-packed days of panels, speakers, screenings, live podcasts and book signings feature a remarkably diverse lineup that brings in 2020 presidential candidates, policymakers, American icons, media superstars, and best-selling authors, and includes Samantha Power, Susan Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Julian Castro, Amy Klobuchar, George Will, Will Hurd, Anthony Scaramucci, and Ted Cruz.
The event concludes Saturday with Open Congress at The Texas Tribune Festival, a day of free programming of inspiring ideas, constructive discussions and community building from POLITICO, Texas Monthly, TEXAS 2036 and The University of Texas at Austin, with the added lure of food trucks, a family play area, and more from #TribFest19 partners and supporters. If you are interested in the full Texas Tribune Festival experience, check out the pass options.
The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public media organization whose mission is to promote civic engagement and discourse on public policy, politics, government and other matters of statewide interest.
If you like this kind of policy-focused programming, then you’ll love the Government and Politics track at SXSW 2020. Content for this track (as well as the 21 other tracks at next year’s event) will be announced via the SXSW website on Tuesday, October 22.
Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.