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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.

Congress Ave. during The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 28, 2019.

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 Do…
Abby Livingston moderates the “Democratic Do-Over” panel with guests Wendy Davis, Sri Kulkarni, Kim Olson, Gina Ortiz Jones …
Laura Barrón-Lopez moderates the “2020 and the Border” panel with guests Ana Maria Archila, Sylvia Garcia and Ron Nirenberg …
Amna Nawaz moderates the “Threat Assessment” panel with guests Jeh Johnson and Michael McCaul at The Texas Tribune Festival …
MSNBC news anchors before a telecast on Congress Ave. during The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 28, 2019.
Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro at the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival in downtown Austin.
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 Tribun…
Nikole Hannah Jones speaks with Errin Haines during a one-on-one panel at The Texas Tribune Festival at The Paramount Theatr…
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Patrick Svitek moderates ”The Blue Team” panel with guests Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, MJ Hegar, Chris Bell, Amanda Edwards a…
Laura Barrón-Lopez moderates the “2020 and the Border” panel with guests Ana Maria Archila, Sylvia Garcia and Ron Nirenberg …
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 th…

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