Sept. 27–29, 2018
Downtown Austin

#TribFest18

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Tribune Members Enjoy a Special Discount!

Current Texas Tribune members with one-time or sustaining gifts made in 2018 enjoy a discount on their Conference Pass and they’ll also enjoy priority seating in panel discussions, including the opening and closing keynotes, plus special members-only programming invites. Join today to get started or add your membership when purchasing your pass. More about Members at the Fest.

General Admission

Open Congress at The Texas Tribune Festival

Free

A new way to talk about politics.

On Saturday, Sept. 29, join us on Austin’s historic Congress Avenue for Open Congress. This free politics, news and community festival includes riveting speakers and community-led conversations. The event will feature three tents chock-full of original programming from The Texas Tribune and Festival media partners.

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Conference Pass

$300

Gives you access to all panel discussions in our regular program, including opening and closing keynotes.

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Volunteer Day Pass

Priceless

Work a 4-hour shift & earn a day pass of your choice

We are still in need for dedicated volunteers to help us with jobs large and small. Grab a shift and earn a day pass for the day of your choice. More shifts? More days! Details here.

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Member Pass

$200

Current and new members enjoy $100 off the walk up rate

Discount rate for verified Texas Tribune Members. A conference pass including premium seating at opening and closing keynotes, and priority entry at select venues. Need to check on your membership? Email membership@texastribune.org

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Executive Pass

$500

Gives you access to all panel discussions in our regular program including premium seating at opening and closing keynotes, access to our executive lounge, a ticket to the Executive Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 28, and priority entry to panel discussions at The Paramount Theatre and Central Presbyterian Church. More about the Executive Experience.

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Executives at #TribFest18 Luncheon

$40

Add-on to your Conference Pass

Meet up with colleagues or forge new contacts over a buffet lunch at the world-class Driskill Hotel on Friday, Sept. 28. A ticket to the luncheon is included with the Executive Pass, or available for purchase separately for any other passholder.

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Educator Pass

$75

Special rate for current school teachers, staff and faculty. Must use an institution-affiliated email address to purchase. Gives you access to all panel discussions in our regular program, including opening and closing keynotes.

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Student Pass

$50

Special rate for current students. Must use an institution-affiliated email address to purchase. Gives you access to all panel discussions in our regular program, including opening and closing keynotes, and special programming for Students at the Fest.

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Friday Day Pass

$250

Gives you access to all panel discussions in our regular program on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 and a ticket to the Executive Luncheon (a $40 value).

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Saturday Day Pass

$150

Gives you access to all panel discussions in our regular program on Saturday, Sept. 29 including the closing keynote conversation and closing party.

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Trivia Night with Steve Kornacki – Special #TribFest18 Edition

$10

After a full day of programming, join Steve Kornacki, national political correspondent for MSNBC and NBC News and author of "The Red and the Blue," as he hosts a special edition of The Texas Tribune's Trivia Night. Bring your friends and test your knowledge on everything from current events to politics.

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Franklin Barbecue Feast

SOLD OUT!

Skip the line and join us for this special pre-Festival kick-off event at the legendary Franklin Barbecue. Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times, joins Tribune co-founder and CEO Evan Smith in conversation about the state of politics and the role of media heading into the 2018 elections.

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Group Packages

Educational Group

$45/each (minimum 10 passes)

Educational groups enjoy $5 off per pass. Must use an institution-affiliated email address to purchase, minimum of 10. Includes all panel discussions in our regular program.

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Government Group

$250/each (minimum 5 passes)

Summer special until Labor Day $200

Government employees enjoy $50 off per pass. Must use a government-affiliated email address to purchase, minimum of 5. Includes all panel discussions in our regular program.

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Nonprofit Group

$250/each (minimum 5 passes)

Summer special until Labor Day $200

Employees of nonprofits enjoy $50 off per pass. Must use a nonprofit-affiliated email address to purchase, minimum of 5. Includes all panel discussions in our regular program.

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TribFeast

SOLD OUT!

Join thought leaders, professionals, philanthropists and Festival guest speakers from across the state, including elected officials, policymakers and big-brand journalists for this special evening to support our nonprofit newsroom. Tables start at $5,000 and include Festival passes.

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Registration FAQ

I'm having trouble using the Eventbrite website. Whom should I contact for assistance?

Check out the Eventbrite Support center to get help with issues using the Eventbrite website.

How do I pick up my Festival credential?

After registering, you will receive a mobile or PDF ticket via EventBrite that must be exchanged for a badge or wristband to access Festival events. If you don’t bring your ticket, you will be required to show a government-issued ID showing the name the ticket was sold to, and the ticket must be un-redeemed at the time of pickup.

You can pick up your credential at our registration desk at our Festival Hub at 800 Congress during these hours:

Thursday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 28, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 29, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

We’ll have satellite desks for the opening and closing keynotes:

Thursday, Sept. 27, ACL Live at the Moody Theater from 5 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 29, The Long Center from 5 - 8 p.m.

How do I pay by check, purchase order or wire transfer?

We are no longer accepting registrations by check or purchase order. All passes and tickets must be purchased via Eventbrite.

Wire transfers are only accepted for amounts over $1,000. Contact us for wire transfer details.

I just found out I can't go for a really good reason. Can I get a refund?

All purchases are nonrefundable. However, you can contact us to transfer your ticket or pass to another attendee.

I am a student. How can I obtain the student discount for The Texas Tribune Festival?

Student and educators passes are available on our Registration page. To qualify for this discount, you must register with a .edu or isd.net email address.

If you use a non-institutional-affiliated address, you will need to provide proof of current affiliation by sending us a letter from your admissions office or registrar confirming enrollment or your current schedule. Contact us with your proof of enrollment and contact details.