The Texas Tribune invites all who share a passion for a better Texas to come engage with our growing, forward-thinking community of business, legislative and policy leaders at the third annual Texas Tribune Festival. We are excited to welcome a select number of premier sponsors and supporters to participate in the Festival as partners.
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for The 2014 Texas Tribune Festival, please contact April Hinkle.
Since 1987, South by Southwest has been a leader in the conference, trade show and festival industry. Though the festival is best known for its music, film and interactive technology industry events, recent conferences on education and sustainability have brought SXSW’s unique spirit to new fields. This August, SXSW V2V, a new business forum for innovators and entrepreneurs, was successfully launched in Las Vegas.
Texas Natural Gas Now is an online initiative that is bringing together a community of Texans to discuss issues important to all of us — the economy, job creation, cleaner air and ensuring affordable energy for our children and grandchildren.
The University of Texas at Austin is a world-class research community tackling society’s greatest issues. With students from every state and more than 100 countries, UT is creating the next generation of leaders who will make an impact in Texas and around the world.
AAA Texas works every day to exceed its members’ expectations by offering exceptional service when and where they need it. Services to members include emergency roadside assistance, maps and trip planning tools, home and renter insurance, life insurance and annuities, traffic safety programs, car buying and maintenance resources and a wide array of other member benefits.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people over the age of 50 have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial to them and society as a whole. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors and sponsors.
The Annette Strauss Institute envisions a democracy where all citizens are informed, vote, and are actively involved in improving their communities. Through nonpartisan research, education, and outreach, the Institute seeks to understand and overcome obstacles to civic engagement.
The Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) is committed to making a difference in the future of Texas public education. With more than 100,000 members, ATPE is the largest independent education association for Texas public school employees. The organization strives to provide every child an equal opportunity to receive an exemplary public education.
AT&T brings it all together, from an industry leading smartphone portfolio to next-generation home automation services and sophisticated solutions for multi-national businesses. For more than a century, AT&T has provided innovative, reliable, high-quality products and services and excellent customer care.
The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center is located on the University of Texas at Austin campus. The hotel offers a state of the art meeting facility and well-appointed guest rooms for all of your conference and travel needs. The Ballroom at 1900 University Ave. provides the perfect venue for galas and wedding receptions.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas – the only statewide, customer-owned health insurer in Texas – is the largest provider of health benefits in the state, working with nearly 80,000 physicians and 500 hospitals to serve 4.8 million member. It has also been awarded “Highest Member Satisfaction among Commercial Health Plans in Texas, Three Years in a Row” by J.D. Power and Associates.
The Center for Politics and Governance at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs is dedicated to producing leaders and ideas to improve the political process and governance. Through innovative teaching, research, programming and focused initiatives that combine academics and the real-world, the Center offers solutions to the most pressing federal, state and local policy issues.
In the United States, Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries have 57,000 professionals with a single focus: serving clients and helping them solve their toughest problems. Deloitte LLP works in four key business areas — audit, financial advisory, tax and consulting — but their real strength comes from combining the talents of those groups to address clients’ needs.
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is a general acute care center that offers some of the most comprehensive medical care on the U.S. southern border. The hospital was founded to help over 1.2 million residents resolve limited health care access challenges in a community that lacked public and county hospitals. Doctors Hospital at Renaissance continues to be the premier health care provider in South Texas.
A leading catalyst for progress, Educate Texas, a public-private initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas, is an innovative alliance of public and private groups that share a common goal: strengthening the public education system so that every Texas student is prepared for success in school, in the workforce and in life.
FirstSouthwest has served as financial adviser on more bond and note transactions in the past 10 years than any other firm, ranking No. 1 nationally for nine of the past 10 years. FirstSouthwest offers professional experience in asset management, continuing disclosure, capital markets, corporate finance and correspondent clearing, among other ancillary services. FirstSouthwest is part of the PlainsCapital Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings.
FreedomWorks understands that Texas is unique. We’ve helped organize a powerful organic movement that’s sweeping the state. Now, that movement is mobilizing to fight for the heart of Texas, and we intend to do everything in our power to help them achieve victory. FreedomWorks knows this message resonates in a state that celebrates independence, and we intend to preserve the values that make Texas great.
Google Fiber is an ultra-high-speed broadband network offering 1-gigabit-per-second fiber internet to homes and businesses, a connection that is up to 100 times faster than standard broadband speeds. Google Fiber comes to Austin in 2014: Visit our website for more information on the next chapter of the internet.
For offices with staffs large or small, Greater Texas Water exclusively distributes water distillers that provide pure, safe and more affordable drinking water, without the hassle of bottles. Distilled water systems mean significant savings, often cutting an office's water expenses in half when compared with the cost of renting bottles plus coolers.
H-E-B operates 350 stores in Texas and Mexico. The company is recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability. It strives to provide the best customer experience at everyday low prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs more than 80,000 workers.
Harmony Public Schools are high performing K-12 college preparatory charter schools focusing on math, science, engineering, and computer technologies. For more than a decade, their schools have provided students from under-served communities the opportunity to excel in their studies in a small classroom environment focused on providing the skills they need to succeed in life.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies is a leading global strategic communications consultancy, providing services to local and multinational clients worldwide. A trusted adviser to clients, we develop and execute communications campaigns and business strategies to manage the impact of the public on an organization’s reputation, brand and bottom line.
Jackson Walker is a Texas-based law firm with more than 350 attorneys, providing comprehensive services in a broad range of practice areas. By keeping their offices in Texas–Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Angelo, San Antonio, and Texarkana–Jackson Walker is able to provide excellent value for clients and maintain the nimbleness to adapt to their needs.
As the largest SBA lender in the state, JPMorgan Chase extended $1.9 billion in credit to small businesses across Texas last year. Chase serves 7.5 million Texas customers and is the state’s largest depository bank. With 31,000 employees, Texas has the company’s largest concentration of employees outside of New York.
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The company supplies U.S. and allied military forces with leading combat aircraft, tactical and strategic airlift and special mission aircraft.
Lumina Foundation, an Indianapolis-based private foundation, is committed to enrolling and graduating more students from college – especially 21st century students: low-income students, students of color, first-generation students and adult learners. Lumina's goal is to increase the percentage of Americans who hold high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
Founded at Northwestern University in 1921, Medill offers a Master of Science in Journalism program featuring new techniques that are essential to thrive in today's digital world. As the media industry evolves, Medill leads the way in training a new generation of multimedia journalists who are not only thriving in this new media landscape, but are also helping to shape it.
Methodist Healthcare Ministries is a private, faith-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing medical, dental and health-related human services to low-income families and the uninsured in South Texas. The mission of the organization is "Serving Humanity to Honor God" by improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of those least served in the Southwest Texas Conference area of The United Methodist Church.
Moniker Guitars builds electric guitars that you design online at MonikerGuitars.com. Choose from infinite combinations of colors, parts, text, and graphics to design a guitar that is as unique as the music you make with it. Each Moniker guitar is custom built in Austin, Texas and shipped directly to your door. Design your new guitar at MonikerGuitars.com.
Perry Street Communications provides public relations and strategic communications counsel to businesses and other enterprises – both public and private. We take pride in helping to advance our clients’ objectives through smart, conscientious and professional advice.
Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank has the strength and stability of $6.6 billion in assets, operates 34 Texas branches and has more than 670 employees. Offering commercial lending, treasury management, small-business banking, private banking, and trust and wealth management services, PlainsCapital Bank empowers responsive, local decision-making in each of its major markets: Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock and San Antonio.
As a non-partisan, 501(c)3 statewide non-profit, Power Across Texas is dedicated to the mission of promoting policy perspectives and assertively communicating the critical energy issues needed to ensure a reliable energy supply, robust economy and bright future for Texas. Power Across Texas is at the cutting edge of key conversations focused on developing and implementing energy innovations.
PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company, is a Dallas-based residential mortgage originator offering fixed, adjustable rate, FHA, VA, USDA and jumbo loans, refinancing and relocation programs. Founded in 1986, PrimeLending is a member of the PlainsCapital Corporation family of companies. PlainsCapital Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings.
Raise Your Hand Texas is a non-profit education advocacy organization working to strengthen public education in Texas. Raise Your Hand Texas advocates for public policies to strengthen and improve our public schools for all 5 million Texas students, and invests in programs that develop public school leaders to lead effective change in their schools for the benefit of students and families.
Red Curve Solutions is a comprehensive treasury and FEC/Texas Ethics Commission compliance reporting services provider for Republican campaigns, PACs, and party organizations. The RNC’s Growth and Opportunity Project report called Red Curve one of the “hidden gems” of the 2012 Presidential campaign and a model for future campaign treasury operations.
For over 65 years, Rosemary's Catering, a member of The RK Group family, has been creating memorable events with a modern and creative edge. The RK Group continues to provide superior hospitality to all clients while stressing an importance on an individual's distinct taste and style.
Shweiki Media Printing Company specializes in magazines, catalogs, visitors guides, calendars, maps and more. They offer a free online magazine with each order and an on-time guarantee. Operating as a publisher for the last 25 years gives Shweiki Media Printing Company the competitive advantage to know what you need to be successful.
In its 42nd year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines is now America's largest low-fare carrier, serving more customers domestically than any other airline with a unique combination of low fares, friendly customer service, safe and reliable operations and an extraordinary corporate culture.
The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, nine state agencies and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 120,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year.
The Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting and empowering educators and parents to meet the unique social, emotional and intellectual needs of gifted and talented students. TAGT provides more than 3,000 engaged members a forum for exchanging ideas and information about the education of gifted learners through innovative and relevant programs.
Texas Enterprise is how business and public policy leaders access faculty expertise from The University of Texas at Austin. Published online, and drawing upon researchers and other experts across all disciplines of the university, Texas Enterprise shares big ideas that promote better decisions and outcomes in any professional enterprise.
The core purpose of Texas Exes is to be an independent voice that champions The University of Texas at Austin and to organize alumni and friends into a formidable network to change the world. The Texas Exes is the go-to source for members and supporters who want to stay informed about campus happenings, cutting-edge research, higher education issues, UT history and traditions, Longhorn sports, and alumni news.
The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation is a mission‐driven grantmaking foundation that seeks innovative, sustainable solutions for human and environmental problems. The foundation works as an engine of change in both policy and practice in Texas, supporting high-impact projects at the nexus of environmental protection, social equity and economic vibrancy.
The Executive Master in Public Leadership (EMPL) program is designed for mid-career professionals who want to expand their horizons and be more impactful as they move through their careers. Graduates of the program will join a professional network of more than 1,000 LBJ School alumni in Austin with ties throughout city offices, the Texas Legislature, state agencies and nonprofits.
The Nature Conservancy works across Texas to conserve and protect the lands and waters on which all life depends. Their on-the-ground conservation work is guided by science and propelled by partnerships, striving to create a broad coalition of people who understand a simple truth: conservation makes people’s lives better.
The Suzanne Deal & David G. Booth Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation based in Austin, with a worldwide focus on educational, cultural and artistic philanthropy. It seeks to create positive change through higher education, embracing cultural heritage and promoting artistic vision.
The University of Texas Press, founded in 1950, is a scholarly publisher whose mission is to advance and disseminate knowledge through the publication of books, journals and electronic media. It also has a special obligation to the people of Texas to publish authoritative and informative books on the state and region.
The University Co-op is a not-for-profit corporation owned by the students, faculty and staff of the University of Texas at Austin. During the last 15 years the Co-op has given almost all of the UT schools and colleges major grants for capital and other long-term projects, such as student lounges, career centers, computer laboratories, etc. Since the year 2000, the University Co-op has given over 33 million dollars back to UT in the form of gifts, grants and rebates.
Vianovo is a boutique management consultancy that works at the intersection of business, policy and politics. We help companies and causes position their brands, win public policy debates, navigate crises and develop new business.
WGU Texas is a private, nonprofit online university expanding access to quality higher education for Texas residents. Established by the state of Texas through a partnership with nationally recognized Western Governors University, WGU Texas is open to all qualified Texas residents, and offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
CultureMap is the largest digital lifestyle brand in Texas, delivering 24/7 news and recommendations about the arts, entertainment, dining, society, fashion, sports, real estate and more to 800,000+ unique users every month. Our editorial teams in Austin, Dallas and Houston are committed to providing the very best in local intelligence, tools and services.
Houston Public Media is the umbrella organization for HoustonPBS, KUHF News 88.7 FM and Classical 91.7 FM. Using the power of public broadcasting and digital platforms, HPM provides the citizens of Southeast Texas with noncommercial content that serves the common good, encourages civic participation, supports life-long learning and celebrates the arts.
KLRU-TV, Austin PBS, presents quality content that engages people in the exchange of ideas, the expression of the arts and lifelong learning opportunities. In addition to providing locally produced and quality national television programming, KLRU is also a non-profit organization helping to build a stronger community through educational workshops, community engagement projects and public events.
KUT News uses the highest editorial standards to shed light on Austin's civic challenges and opportunities and connects citizens to information they need to experience Austin, Texas. A founding member of NPR, KUT 90.5 established a news department in 2002. Since then, KUT News has won more than 100 state, national and international awards for journalistic excellence.
KXAN News is Austin’s local in-depth and investigative station delivering more details to every story and investigations that get results. Go to kxan.com for today’s stories and your up-to-the-minute First Warning Weather Forecast.
Since 1973, Texas Monthly has chronicled life in contemporary Texas, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry and education. As a leisure guide, Texas Monthly continues to be the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums and cultural events with its insightful recommendations.
The New York Times Company, a leading global, multimedia news and information company with 2012 revenues of $2 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com and related properties. The company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information.
Univision Communications Inc. is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. It’s assets include one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and a number of additional media properties. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.