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Our volunteers make the Festival possible. In 2016, over 400 people took on jobs small and large to help us put on this event. From providing information to attendees to helping to manage daytime programming and checking badges, volunteers are integral. Commit to a 4-hour shift and in return, you'll receive complimentary registration to the remainder of the event, a volunteer staff t-shirt, a Texas Tribune membership and a special commemorative gift for their participation in making the 2017 event our strongest yet.

For an insider experience at the 2017 Texas Tribune Festival, sign up here.

Questions? Contact the volunteer department at TribuneFestVol@sxsw.com.

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The Texas Tribune is the only member-supported, digitally focused, nonpartisan news organization that informs and engages with Texans about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Our nonprofit newsroom depends on your support!

Find out about more about membership benefits at support.texastribune.org or include your membership when you purchase your Festival badge.

Questions? Email membership@texastribune.org.

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