Sept. 27-29, 2018

Downtown Austin

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#TribFest18

The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us in downtown Austin for three days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. We are excited to announce more than 300 leading figures in politics, public policy and journalism who will join thousands of Texans to discuss big-picture solutions to the most pressing policy issues facing our state and our nation.

We invite you to join us!

Check out the full program

Featuring more than 300 thought leaders in politics and public policy in over 90 panels, one-on-ones and networking events, the Festival program is bigger and better than ever before.

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Speaker Highlights

We invite you to listen and learn from leading figures in politics and public policy. Explore our incredible roster of 2018 speakers.

John Kerry

John Kerry

Former U.S. Secretary of State

Yamiche Alcindor

Yamiche Alcindor

PBS NewsHour

Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House Democratic Leader

Will Hurd

Will Hurd

U.S. Representative, R-Helotes

Alex Wagner

Alex Wagner

Showtime's "The Circus"

Beto O'Rourke

Beto O'Rourke

Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate

Mike Morath

Mike Morath

Texas Education Commissioner

Jeff Flake

Jeff Flake

U.S. Senator, R-Arizona

Eva Guzman

Eva Guzman

Texas Supreme Court Justice

DeRay Mckesson

DeRay Mckesson

Civil Rights Activist

Book Your Travel

Book your hotel and flight to #TribFest18 now for the best rates and availability.

Flight

Southwest Logo

Southwest Airlines, the official airline of Texas Tribune events, has great low fares for your flights to Austin to attend #TribFest18.

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Hotel

The AT&T Hotel and Conference Center Logo

Steps from the Capitol, the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center offers stylish and comfortable accommodations for festival attendees.

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Volunteers Needed

The Festival relies on volunteers eager to assist with registration, panels, parties and more. Earn Festival access and credit toward a Texas Tribune membership.

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Picture of the Texas Tribune Festival Crowd

The full program is now available. If you don’t have your pass yet, register by Labor Day for the best rates.

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