When registration opened for the 2022 Texas Tribune Festival earlier this month, we teased our massive and massively impressive lineup of speakers — U.S. Reps. Veronica Escobar, Chip Roy, Sylvia Garcia and Tony Gonzales; Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan; U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy; Federal Communications Commission chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel; journalists Kara Swisher, Robert Costa, Errin Haines and Tim Miller; and so many more. We said at the time that you ain’t seen nothin’ yet, and we meant it.
Today, with prices for Festival tickets set to go up at midnight, we’re unveiling another list of incredible speakers — a small fraction of the more than 300 who’ll participate in 100-plus panel discussions and one-on-one interviews. We’re excited to welcome onto our program philanthropist Laura Arnold; The Marshall Project’s Keri Blakinger; financier and political activist Bill Browder; CNN contributor and Bulwark columnist Amanda Carpenter; former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; podcaster and New York Magazine columnist Ana Marie Cox; State Rep. Jasmine Crockett, D-Dallas, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in District 30; Stephanie Elizalde, the lone finalist for superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District; Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Wayne Frederick, president of Howard University; Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia; Bianna Golodryga, senior global affairs analyst at CNN; Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo; Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson; Kay Bailey Hutchison, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO; Peter Hotez, co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children's Hospital; Texas Supreme Court Justice Rebeca Huddle; former U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes; Walter Isaacson, professor of history at Tulane University; Juliette Kayyem, former assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Bill Kristol, editor-at-large of The Bulwark; Beto O’Rourke, Democratic candidate for governor of Texas; Annise Parker, president and CEO of the LGBTQ Victory Fund & Institute; U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, a member of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol; Kimberly Atkins Stohr, senior opinion writer and columnist at the Boston Globe and co-host of the “Sisters in Law” podcast; Katy Tur, correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC; Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner; Joyce White Vance, distinguished professor of the practice of law at the University of Alabama Law School and co-host of the “Sisters in Law” podcast; Alexander Vindman; U.S. Army lieutenant colonel (Ret.); and Andrew Yang, Founder of the Forward Party and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
Reminder that #TribFest22 is Sept. 22-24 in downtown Austin. We can’t wait to see you then and there. Get your tickets today!
Disclosure: The Laura and John Arnold Foundation and Texas Children's Hospital have been financial supporters of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune's journalism. Find a complete list of them here.