2016 Programming

The 2017 Texas Tribune Festival program will be available on Aug. 1, 2017. Want to see what you can expect? Check out last year:

2016 Schedule
2016 Speakers 

Students at the Fest

Students who attend The Texas Tribune Festival are the future leaders of Texas. We’ve created an enhanced experience to help them get the most out of the experience. We’ll have more details about this year’s program with the full schedule announcement on Aug. 1.

Do you know a student that would be interested in attending The Texas Tribune Festival, or do you want to bring a student group to the event? Contact festival@texastribune.org to discuss group registration.

You can also support student scholarships with a $50 donation when you register for this year’s Festival. In 2016, we provided over 600 free tickets to students.

2017 Special Events

Franklin Barbecue Feast

Skip the line and join us at the legendary Franklin Barbecue for world-class barbecue and a compelling conversation about the state of politics and the role of media following the 2016 elections. Texas Tribune co-founder and CEO Evan Smith will moderate this lively discussion with soon-to-be-announced special guests.

TribFeast: A Dinner to Support Nonprofit Journalism

This great evening — right smack in the middle of the Texas Tribune Festival — brings together thought leaders and philanthropists from around the state, including several of the elected officials, policymakers and big-brand journalists on the Festival program, to support our nonprofit newsroom. Festival registration is included with some table options. 

Food Truck Lunch

Austin may be known as the live music capital of the world, but it’s also known for its diverse and gourmet food trucks. The Texas Tribune Festival will again host a food truck court during lunch time on Saturday, Sept. 23. Be sure to bring cash for lunch and dessert from some of Austin’s most iconic food trucks at this special lunch.

This year’s food trucks are curated by Austin’s own Tiffany Harelik, author of the Trailer Food Diaries Cookbook series.