Sept. 26–28, 2019
Downtown Austin



As a nonprofit newsroom, The Texas Tribune relies on members to make our journalism possible. Our members give because they believe in our mission to engage and inform Texas on politics and policy issues that shape our daily lives and our future.

Our annual Festival is perhaps the purest realization of this mission — it’s real-time civic engagement. It’s real-time journalism. And we can’t think of a better occasion to celebrate the growing community of supporters who help make what we do a reality.

Join Texas Tribune members attending Festival for a VIP experience. Benefits include:

A $50 discount on Festival passes. Donate today to get your Festival discount.

A free day-pass for members who volunteer at Festival. In addition to donating, you can also become a member by volunteering with our Festival team. Here's how.

Priority access to Festival panels. Head to the front of the line at The Paramount Theatre and Central Presbyterian Church with your member pass, plus enjoy premium seating at our opening and closing keynotes.

A members-only breakfast with Evan Smith. Plan your best Fest with Texas Tribune co-founder Evan Smith, who will offer his top panel picks for #tribfest19 during our members-only “how to Fest” breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 26, at Walmart Technology.

So, how do I become a Texas Tribune member?

Make a donation.

Volunteer at Festival.

Add a $35 “Texas Tribune Membership” to your Festival registration package.