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Texas Tribune Festival Will Be Tremendous

The Forrest Four-Cast: September 22, 2017

An innovative and engaging three-day event for people who are passionate about the issues that affect all Texans, TTF brings together some of the biggest names in politics and media to explore the state’s — and the nation’s — most pressing issues.

Speakers for this year’s event include Jill Abramson (Harvard University), Lance Armstrong (cyclist), George P. Bush (Texas Land Commissioner), Joaquin Castro (US Representative), Chris Cillizza (CNN), Ana Marie Cox (New York Times Magazine), Wendy Davis (Deeds Not Words), David Fahrenthold (Washington Post), Al Franken (US Senator), Maggie Haberman (New York Times), Chris Hayes (MSNBC), Paula Kerger (PBS), Ezra Levin (the Indivisible Project), DeRay Mckesson (civil rights activist), Cecile Richards (Planned Parenthood), Kara Swisher (Recode), Katy Tur (MSNBC), Larry Wilmore (comedian), and many many others.

Click here to register for the 2017 event. Or watch many of the sessions (including the Al Franken keynote on Friday evening at 7:00 pm Central Time) from the convenience of your home computer via this livestream. And browse this page to learn about the various events that are free to attend.

Finally, if policy-related content is your passion, then you’ll want to attend the Government Track at SXSW 2018, which includes several sessions featuring top big-city mayors from around the nation. Policy-related issues will also be addressed at the new Cities Summit on March 12–13.

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.

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