The 2019 Texas Tribune Festival

The 2019 Texas Tribune Festival in photos

Here's a look back at the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival through the eyes of Tribune photographers.

The Paramount Theatre on Congress Avenue was among the venues hosting 2019 Texas Tribune Festival events.

The 2019 Texas Tribune Festival, held Sept. 26 - 28 in downtown Austin, was the biggest one yet. Thousands turned out to hear hundreds of speakers, attend dozens of panels, watch live podcast recordings and join in countless other special events, large and small. Photographers for the Tribune were there all through the long weekend to capture this uniquely Texan festival of ideas that draws visitors from all over the state, nation and world.

Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith interviews House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at The Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi closes the Texas Tribune Festival discussing the possible impeachment of president Donald Trump with editor Evan Smith. Pelosi took a quick break from the Washington drama to make her second appearance at the Festival.   (Bob Daemmrich for the Texas Tribune)
Kim Olson was among the panelists at the “Democratic Do-Over” panel moderated by Tribune D.C. Bureau Chief Abby Livingston. Others on the panel included Wendy Davis, Sri Kulkarni and Gina Ortiz Jones.
Laura Barrón-Lopez moderates the “2020 and the Border” panel with guests Ana Maria Archila, Sylvia Garcia and Ron Nirenberg at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 28, 2019.
Amna Nawaz moderates the “Threat Assessment” panel with guests Jeh Johnson and Michael McCaul at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 28, 2019.
MSNBC news anchors conduct a telecast on Congress Avenue during The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 28, 2019.
Julian Castro of San Antonio talks with MSNBC journalist Katy Tur ding a Saturday session of the Texas Tribune Festival in downtown Austin. Castro, a former mayor of San Antonio, has been strugling to gain traction in his presidential bid. (Bob Daemmrich for the Texas Tribune)
Stephanie Ruhle interviews presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg at The Texas Tribune Festival on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019.
State Rep. Celia Israel attends a meet and greet with attendees after the "Keep Austin Jeered" panel at the The Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019
Nikole Hannah-Jones (right) speaks with Errin Haines during a one-on-one panel at the Paramount Theatre.
Festival attendees gather at a dinner event on Friday.
Michael Beschloss, author of "The President's War," speaks with Evan Smith during The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 27, 2019.
Patrick Svitek moderates ”The Blue Team” panel with guests Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, MJ Hegar, Chris Bell, Amanda Edwards and Royce West at The Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.
Saturday at the Tribune Festival featured Open Congress — an opportunity for the public to attend free events held in multiple tents on Congress Avenue, where traffic was closed down for the day.
Margaret Talev interviews Susan Rice at the The Texas Tribune Festival Sept. 27, 2019.
The Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks with Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith backstage at the Paramount Theatre during the Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 28, 2019.

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