Students and Educators

Students who attend the Texas Tribune Festival are the future leaders of Texas. In 2016, nearly a third of Festival attendees were students!

Students (and educators) are eligible for a special education rate of $50. To qualify for this discount, you must register with a .edu or isd.net email address, or send proof of enrollment or employment to registration@texastribune.org. K-12 and university students and educators are eligible for this discount. Don't have $50? No problem, work a short volunteer shift and attend the rest of the weekend for free.

Pre-Festival College Student Summit
Friday, Sept. 22 | 4-5 PM
Cactus Cafe

Enjoy a kickoff session with your fellow classmates, meet Tribune staff and find out how to get the most out of your Festival experience.

Pre-Festival High School Student Summit
Friday, Sept. 22 | 4-5 PM
Texas Union T-House

Enjoy a kickoff session with your fellow classmates, meet Tribune staff and find out how to get the most out of your Festival experience.

Live TribCast Recording
Friday, Sept. 22 | 5-6:15 PM
Texas Union Theater

After the Summit, students are invited to attend a special live recording of the Texas Tribune TribCast at the Texas Union Theater.

Texas Voter Stories – #TTFSTUDENTS
Saturday, Sept. 23 | 8am-4:30pm

What was it like to cast your first ballot in a political race? We will be working with students at Texas Tribune Festival to document the experiences of Texas voters as part of our ongoing coverage of the electoral process.

Presented by Pearson, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation

Other Benefits for Students at the Fest:
Discounted registration at the education rate of $50
- Network with fellow students, representatives from sponsoring businesses, elected officials and other speakers from the Festival.
- Use the #TTFstudents hashtag to share your tweets, photos and videos during the Festival for a chance to be reposted by the Tribune to its 120,000 social media followers. 
- And finally, don’t forget to add The Texas Tribune Festival to your résumé as professional development!