The Texas Tribune Festival will return to the University of Texas at Austin on Sept. 23-25, 2016!
The annual Festival brings together some of the biggest names in politics and public policy to explore and discuss the state’s and nation’s most pressing issues.
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Announcement: Texas Tribune Festival 2016
Feb. 1, 2016, 5 p.m.
Mark your calendars! The sixth-annual Texas Tribune Festival will be held Sept. 23-25, 2016 on the University of Texas at Austin campus.
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Stay tuned for more exciting announcements on all we have in store for TTF 2016!
A Look Back at #TTF 2015
Oct. 28, 2015, 3:12 p.m.
From lively political discussions in each Festival panel to exciting special events throughout the weekend, the fifth-annual Texas Tribune Festival was undoubtedly our best yet! Relive all the action with video, audio and photos from the many Festival highlights and events.
You can now watch videos from numerous featured keynote sessions, including our opening keynote with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, our closing keynote with the Honorable Julián Castro, an interview with U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and many other panel discussions listed below.
One on One with Dan Patrick Featuring Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in conversation with The Texas Tribune’s Evan Smith
Big Cities, Big Challenges Featuring mayors Steve Adler, Nelda Martinez, Annise Parker and Ivy Taylor in conversation with Texas Standard host David Brown
Can the Center Hold? Featuring former U.S. Sens. Evan Bayh and Kay Bailey Hutchison; former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros; and John H. Sununu, a former Governor of New Hampshire and White House chief of staff, in conversation with Sirius XM’s Julie Mason
One on One with Joe Straus Featuring Texas House Speaker Joe Straus in conversation with The Texas Tribune’s Evan Smith
Homeland Security Begins at Home Featuring U.S. Reps. Joaquin Castro, Henry Cuellar, Blake Farenthold, Beto O’Rourke and John Ratcliffe in conversation with The Texas Tribune’s Julián Aguilar
One on One with Nancy Pelosi Featuring U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in conversation with The Texas Tribune’s Abby Livingston
Their Last Sine Die Featuring state Reps. Joe Farias, Patricia Harless and Jim Keffer in conversation with The Quorum Report’s Harvey Kronberg
America’s Place in the World Featuring U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul in conversation with The New Yorker’s Lawrence Wright
You’re Welcome, America: Texas in 2050 A presentation by Steve Murdock, former state demographer and former director of the U.S. Census Bureau
One on One with Lawrence Lessig Featuring 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig in conversation with The Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty
Really, How Conservative Was the 84th Session? Featuring state Sens. Paul Bettencourt and Konni Burton and state Reps. Stephanie Klick, Matt Rinaldi and Jonathan Stickland in conversation with The Texas Tribune’s Evan Smith
Make 2016 Great Again Featuring The New York Times’ Amy Chozick, Snapchat’s Peter Hamby, The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza and The Washington Post’s David Weigel in conversation with The Texas Tribune’s Evan Smith
One on One with Julián Castro Featuring the honorable Julián Castro in conversation with The Texas Tribune’s Evan Smith