Sept. 26–28, 2019

Downtown Austin



The Texas Tribune Festival is one of the nation’s largest, most buzzworthy political gatherings. Our three-day festival brings Texans together to address the politics and policy that affect our communities, our schools, our work and our daily lives. Thank you for joining when Texas’ biggest names and the nation’s most influential public figures flocked to Austin to discuss our future.

Open Congress on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019!

Thousands joined us on Congress Avenue between 7th and 11th streets for Open Congress, a one-of-a-kind political party with honest conversations you crave and national names you know. The event included programming from POLITICO, Texas Monthly, Texas 2036 and The University of Texas at Austin housed in their own street tents. Attendees also attended book signings, food trucks, music and more from #TribFest19 partners and supporters. No Festival pass required!

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#TribFest19 Featured Speakers

Our 2019 program saw the most diverse lineup that we've ever had, including 2020 presidential candidates, policymakers, American icons, media superstars, best-selling authors and everyday citizens in the trenches on today’s most important issues. Explore the roster of 2019 speakers.