Sept. 27–29, 2018
Downtown Austin


Students at the Fest

In partnership with:

The Annette Strauss Institute For Civic Life

Supporting Sponsors


Students who attend the Texas Tribune Festival are the future leaders of Texas, so we’ve created an enhanced experience geared toward helping you get the most out of #TribFest18.

Deeply discounted conference passes, or volunteer and come for free!

Thanks to our generous sponsors, student passes to the Festival are only $50 to experience three full days of programming. If that’s still too steep, volunteer and earn access. As few as four hours gets you a day pass and credit toward a Texas Tribune membership. Details and sign-up here.

Expect more details on student-focused special events posted with the full program on Aug. 1.

Apply to be a social media ambassador
Application Deadline: Aug. 17, 2018

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Are you an aspiring social media influencer who is always in the know about what’s trending and who said what? Do your friends look to you for trending news updates? The Texas Tribune Festival and the New Politics Forum are excited to offer students a unique opportunity to serve as social media ambassadors at the upcoming Festival in Austin, Texas.

Through the social media ambassador program, select students will have unique access to conversations and civic leaders guiding our state's and our nation's next steps, including more than 250 leading figures in politics and public policy. Through the program, students will serve as on-the-ground correspondents, detailing the sights and sounds of all things Festival on their social media platforms.

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