Sponsored by the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life and Educate Texas
We know that students who attend The Texas Tribune Festival are the future leaders of Texas and beyond so we’ve crafted an enhanced student experience to help you get the most out of the Festival. Whether you're passionate about policy issues or are an aspiring politician, journalist or academic, you crave resume-building opportunities and engagement so take advantage of the following opportunities:
Pre-Festival Student Summit
Friday, Sept. 27, 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Cactus Cafe, 2247 Guadalupe St.
Enjoy a kick-off session with fellow #StudentsAtTheFest. Meet Tribune staff and find out how to get the most out of your Festival experience. After the summit, head over to the AT&T Center for the opening session with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz followed by the Party on the Plaza, open to all Festival attendees. We'll be in touch with more details - get started by telling us a bit about yourself.
Saturday, Sept. 28, 8AM - 5 PM
Student Activities Center, Room 1.106
Located near five of the nine program tracks, the #StudentsAtTheFest Lounge is your hub. Take advantage of scheduled and impromptu meet-and-greets with speakers, sponsors and Tribune staff throughout the day, or just drop by to rest and connect with other students, plus free drinks, snacks, phone charging and fun activities.
Attend a Live TribCast Recording and Tour KUT/KUTX
Sunday, Sept. 29, 12:30 - 2 PM
Belo Center for New Media Studio 1A (300 W. Dean Keeton St.)
After the closing keynote panel, Turning Texas Blue at the AT&T Center, sign up to attend a student-only post-Festival live TribCast recording with Tribune reporter Reeve Hamilton and KUT reporter Ben Philpott. Enjoy a complimentary lunch and get a tour of KUT/KUTX, one of the top five public radio stations in the country. RSVP required, sign up in the #StudentsAtTheFest Lounge.
Other #StudentsAtTheFest benefits:
Attend for $50, or volunteer to work a shift and attend for free. Email email@example.com to get started.
Sign up for a Texas Tribune Student Membership ($10) in the Member Lounge and get a free special member gift.
Network with fellow students, representatives from sponsoring businesses, elected officials and other speakers from the Festival.
Use the #StudentsAtTheFest hashtag to share your tweets, photos and videos during the Festival for a chance to be reposted by the Tribune to its 100,000 social media followers.
And finally, don’t forget to add The Texas Tribune Festival to your resume as professional development!