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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Art Acevedo

Chief of the Houston Police Department
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Steve Adler

Mayor of Austin
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Julián Aguilar

Immigration and Border Security Reporter for The Texas Tribune
avatar for Pete Aguilar

Pete Aguilar

U.S. Representative, D-California
avatar for Colin Allred

Colin Allred

Democratic Candidate for Texas' 32nd Congressional District
avatar for Charlotte Alter

Charlotte Alter

National Correspondent for Time
avatar for Edras Alvarado

Edras Alvarado

DACA Recipient and Student at the University of Houston
avatar for Rafael Anchia

Rafael Anchia

State Representative, D-Dallas
avatar for Kristen Soltis Anderson

Kristen Soltis Anderson

Co-Founder of Echelon Insights and Contributor for ABC News
avatar for Jodey Arrington

Jodey Arrington

U.S. Representative, R-Lubbock
avatar for Kimberly Atkins

Kimberly Atkins

Washington D.C. Bureau Chief for the Boston Herald
avatar for Michael Avenatti

Michael Avenatti

Co-Founder of the Eagan Avenatti Law Firm
avatar for Dean Baquet

Dean Baquet

Executive Editor of The New York Times
avatar for Sarah Baray

Sarah Baray

CEO of Pre-K 4 SA
avatar for Ben Barnes

Ben Barnes

Former Speaker of the Texas House and Former Lieutenant Governor of...
avatar for Nancy Barnes

Nancy Barnes

Editor of the Houston Chronicle
avatar for Dan Bartlett

Dan Bartlett

Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Walmart
avatar for Aman Batheja

Aman Batheja

Political Editor for The Texas Tribune
avatar for Emily Bazelon

Emily Bazelon

Staff Writer for The New York Times Magazine and Co-host of Slate’s...
avatar for Ann Beeson

Ann Beeson

CEO of the Center for Public Policy Priorities
avatar for Michael Bender

Michael Bender

White House Reporter for The Wall Street Journal
avatar for Diego Bernal

Diego Bernal

State Representative, D-San Antonio
avatar for Salman Bhojani

Salman Bhojani

Euless City Councilman
avatar for Kristene Blackstone

Kristene Blackstone

Associate Commissioner of Child Protective Services at the Texas...
avatar for César Blanco

César Blanco

State Representative, D-El Paso
avatar for Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio

Mayor of New York
avatar for Jason Bordoff

Jason Bordoff

Former Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change at the National...
avatar for Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie

Chief Political Correspondent for Slate and Co-Host of Slate's...
avatar for Krys Boyd

Krys Boyd

Host of "Think" on KERA
avatar for Bill Bradley

Bill Bradley

Former U.S. Senator, D-New Jersey
avatar for Jim Brady

Jim Brady

CEO of Spirited Media and Former Public Editor of ESPN
avatar for John Brennan

John Brennan

Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
avatar for Lucy Brenton

Lucy Brenton

Libertarian Candidate for U.S. Senate in Indiana
avatar for Douglas Brinkley

Douglas Brinkley

Professor of History at Rice University and CNN Presidential Historian
avatar for Scott Brister

Scott Brister

Chairman of the Texas Commission on Public School Finance
avatar for David Brown

David Brown

Host and Managing Editor of “Texas Standard”
avatar for Bech Bruun

Bech Bruun

Former Chairman of the Texas Water Development Board
avatar for J. Bruce Bugg

J. Bruce Bugg

Chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission
avatar for Colette Pierce Burnette

Colette Pierce Burnette

President of Huston-Tillotson University
avatar for Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg

Mayor of South Bend, Indiana
avatar for Mary Agnes Carey

Mary Agnes Carey

Senior Correspondent at Kaiser Health News
avatar for Amanda Carpenter

Amanda Carpenter

Author and Contributor for CNN
avatar for Jay Caruso

Jay Caruso

Editorial Writer at The Dallas Morning News
avatar for Greg Casar

Greg Casar

Austin City Council Member
avatar for Joaquin Castro

Joaquin Castro

U.S. Representative, D-San Antonio
avatar for Julián Castro

Julián Castro

Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Former San...
avatar for Theresa Chang

Theresa Chang

Harris County Court at Law Judge
avatar for Bobby Chesney

Bobby Chesney

Co-Founder of Lawfare and James Baker Chair and Associate Dean at the...
avatar for Amy Chozick

Amy Chozick

Writer-at-Large for The New York Times
avatar for George Christian

George Christian

Senior Counsel at the Texas Civil Justice League
avatar for Gerald Cichon

Gerald Cichon

CEO of the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso
avatar for Henry Cisneros

Henry Cisneros

Former Mayor of San Antonio and Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and...
avatar for Travis Clardy

Travis Clardy

State Representative, R-Nacogdoches
avatar for Jane Coaston

Jane Coaston

Senior Politics Reporter for Vox
avatar for Garnet Coleman

Garnet Coleman

State Representative, D-Houston
avatar for Nicole Collier

Nicole Collier

State Representative, D-Fort Worth
avatar for Pamela Colloff

Pamela Colloff

Senior Writer at ProPublica and Writer-at-Large for The New York...
avatar for Robert Costa

Robert Costa

National Political Reporter for The Washington Post and Moderator of...
avatar for Ana Marie Cox

Ana Marie Cox

Host of the "With Friends Like These" Podcast
avatar for Tom Craddick

Tom Craddick

State Representative, R-Midland, and Former Speaker of the Texas House
avatar for Christina Melton Crain

Christina Melton Crain

Founder, President and CEO of Unlocking Doors and Former Chairwoman...
avatar for Dan Crenshaw

Dan Crenshaw

Republican Candidate for Texas' 2nd Congressional District
avatar for Ryan Crocker

Ryan Crocker

Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq
avatar for Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis

State Representative, R-West University Place
avatar for Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis

Former State Senator, D-Fort Worth
avatar for Doug Deason

Doug Deason

Criminal Justice Reform Advocate
avatar for Dana DeBeauvoir

Dana DeBeauvoir

Travis County Clerk
avatar for Richard Delgado

Richard Delgado

Director of Military Affairs for Texas A&M University-San Antonio
avatar for Morris Denton

Morris Denton

CEO of Compassionate Cultivation
avatar for Karen DeSalvo

Karen DeSalvo

Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department...
avatar for Ted Deutch

Ted Deutch

U.S. Representative, D-Florida
avatar for John Dickerson

John Dickerson

Co-Anchor of CBS “This Morning” and Contributing Editor for The...
avatar for John Dickson

John Dickson

Principal at Denim Group
avatar for Libby Doggett

Libby Doggett

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning at...
avatar for Ben Domenech

Ben Domenech

Publisher of The Federalist
avatar for Matthew Dowd

Matthew Dowd

Chief Political Analyst for ABC News
avatar for Andrew Doyle

Andrew Doyle

Episcopal Bishop of Texas
avatar for Robert Duncan

Robert Duncan

Former Chancellor of the Texas Tech University System
avatar for Beth Van Duyne

Beth Van Duyne

Regional Administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...
avatar for Sarah Eckhardt

Sarah Eckhardt

Travis County Judge
avatar for Anna Edney

Anna Edney

Health Policy Reporter at Bloomberg News
avatar for Mickey Edwards

Mickey Edwards

Former U.S. Representative, R-Oklahoma
avatar for Keven Ellis

Keven Ellis

Member of the State Board of Education
avatar for Rodney Ellis

Rodney Ellis

Harris County Commissioner
avatar for Richard Engel

Richard Engel

Chief Foreign Correspondent for NBC News
avatar for Robert Enlow

Robert Enlow

President and CEO of EdChoice
avatar for Mieke Eoyang

Mieke Eoyang

Vice President for the National Security Program at Third Way
avatar for Reid Epstein

Reid Epstein

Politics Reporter for the Wall Street Journal
avatar for Veronica Escobar

Veronica Escobar

Democratic Candidate for Texas's 16th Congressional District
avatar for Marissa Evans

Marissa Evans

Health and Human Services Reporter for The Texas Tribune
avatar for Heather Fazio

Heather Fazio

Coalition Coordinator for Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy
avatar for Lizzie Pannill Fletcher

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher

Democratic Candidate for Texas' 7th Congressional District
avatar for Steve Flores

Steve Flores

Superintendent of the Round Rock Independent School District
avatar for Brandon Formby

Brandon Formby

Urban Affairs Reporter for The Texas Tribune
avatar for Deborah Fowler

Deborah Fowler

Executive Director of Texas Appleseed
avatar for James Frank

James Frank

State Representative, R-Wichita Falls
avatar for O.H. Frazier

O.H. Frazier

Chief and Program Director of the Center for Cardiac Support and...
avatar for James K. Galbraith

James K. Galbraith

Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations at the...
avatar for Sylvia Garcia

Sylvia Garcia

State Senator, D-Houston, and Democratic Candidate for Texas' 29th...
avatar for Antonio Garza

Antonio Garza

Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
avatar for Daniel Garza

Daniel Garza

President of The LIBRE Initiative
avatar for Joshua Geltzer

Joshua Geltzer

Executive Director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and...
avatar for Susan Glasser

Susan Glasser

Staff Writer at The New Yorker
avatar for Russell Gold

Russell Gold

Senior Energy Reporter for the Wall Street Journal
avatar for Michelle Goldberg

Michelle Goldberg

New York Times Op-Ed Columnist
avatar for Ben Goldberger

Ben Goldberger

Assistant Managing Editor of Time Magazine
avatar for Bianna Golodryga

Bianna Golodryga

Correspondent for CBS News and Contributor for CNN
avatar for Mary González

Mary González

State Representative, D-Clint
avatar for Chris Grady

Chris Grady

Survivor of the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting
avatar for Eliza Griswold

Eliza Griswold

Author and Contributor for The New Yorker
avatar for Eva Guzman

Eva Guzman

Texas Supreme Court Justice
avatar for Garrett Haake

Garrett Haake

Washington Correspondent for MSNBC
avatar for Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe

Atmospheric Scientist and Director of the Climate Science Center at...
avatar for Nathan Hecht

Nathan Hecht

Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court
avatar for Virginia Heffernan

Virginia Heffernan

Cultural Critic and Co-Host of Slate’s Trumpcast
avatar for Glenn Hegar

Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
avatar for MJ Hegar

MJ Hegar

Democratic Candidate for Texas' 31st Congressional District
avatar for John Heilemann

John Heilemann

Co-host of Showtime's The Circus
avatar for Robert Henneke

Robert Henneke

General Counsel and Director of the Center for the American Future at...
avatar for Jim Henson

Jim Henson

Director of the Texas Politics Project
avatar for Hendrik Hertzberg

Hendrik Hertzberg

Staff Writer and Senior Editor for The New Yorker and Editorial...
avatar for John Hickenlooper

John Hickenlooper

Governor of Colorado
avatar for Gina Hinojosa

Gina Hinojosa

State Representative, D-Austin
avatar for Nicole Hockley

Nicole Hockley

Founder of Sandy Hook Promise
avatar for Eric Holder

Eric Holder

Former U.S. Attorney General under President Barack Obama and...
avatar for Donna Howard

Donna Howard

State Representative, D-Austin
avatar for Joan Huffman

Joan Huffman

State Senator, R-Houston
avatar for Laura Huffman

Laura Huffman

Texas State Director of The Nature Conservancy
avatar for Ruth Ruggero Hughs

Ruth Ruggero Hughs

Chairwoman of the Texas Workforce Commission
avatar for Suzanna Gratia Hupp

Suzanna Gratia Hupp

Former State Representative, R-Lampasas
avatar for Will Hurd

Will Hurd

U.S. Representative, R-Helotes
avatar for Eddie Lucio III

Eddie Lucio III

State Representative, D-Brownsville
avatar for William Inboden

William Inboden

Executive Director of the Clements Center for National Security at...
avatar for Keith Ingram

Keith Ingram

Director of the Elections Division of the Texas Secretary of State's...
avatar for Celia Israel

Celia Israel

State Representative, D-Austin
avatar for Kathleen Jackson

Kathleen Jackson

Member of the Texas Water Development Board
avatar for Roberta Jacobson

Roberta Jacobson

Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
avatar for Kyle Janek

Kyle Janek

Former Executive Commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services...
avatar for Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett

Former Senior Adviser to President Barack Obama
avatar for Alice Marie Johnson

Alice Marie Johnson

Federal Clemency Recipient and Buried Alive Project Fellow
avatar for Carrie Johnson

Carrie Johnson

Justice Correspondent for NPR
avatar for Eddie Bernice Johnson

Eddie Bernice Johnson

U.S Representative, D-Dallas
avatar for Luci Baines Johnson

Luci Baines Johnson

Daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson
avatar for Nicole Conley Johnson

Nicole Conley Johnson

CFO of the Austin Independent School District
avatar for Gina Ortiz Jones

Gina Ortiz Jones

Democratic Candidate for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District
avatar for Mini Kahlon

Mini Kahlon

Vice Dean for Health Ecosystem at the Dell Medical School
avatar for Robert Kaplan

Robert Kaplan

President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
avatar for Neal Katyal

Neal Katyal

Former Acting U.S. Solicitor General
avatar for Sharon Keller

Sharon Keller

Presiding Judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
avatar for Joanne Kenen

Joanne Kenen

Executive Health Care Editor at Politico
avatar for John Kerry

John Kerry

Former U.S. Secretary of State
avatar for John King

John King

Former U.S. Secretary of Education
avatar for Kathleen Kingsbury

Kathleen Kingsbury

Deputy Editorial Page Editor for The New York Times
avatar for Stephanie Klick

Stephanie Klick

State Representative, R-Fort Worth
avatar for Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Senator, D-Minnesota
avatar for Joseph Kopser

Joseph Kopser

Democratic Candidate for Texas’ 21st Congressional District
avatar for Steve Kornacki

Steve Kornacki

National Political Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC
avatar for Lawrence Krasner

Lawrence Krasner

District Attorney of Philadelphia
avatar for Matt Krause

Matt Krause

State Representative, R-Fort Worth
avatar for León Krauze

León Krauze

Journalist for Univision and Co-Host of Slate’s “El Gabfest”...
avatar for Bill Kristol

Bill Kristol

Founder and Editor-at-Large of The Weekly Standard
avatar for María Teresa Kumar

María Teresa Kumar

President and CEO of Voto Latino
avatar for Cathy Lacy

Cathy Lacy

Regional Director of the U.S. Census Bureau
avatar for Indira Lakshmanan

Indira Lakshmanan

Executive Editor of the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting
avatar for Mitch Landrieu

Mitch Landrieu

Former Mayor of New Orleans
avatar for Pete Laney

Pete Laney

Former Speaker of the Texas House
avatar for Ali Lapp

Ali Lapp

President of the House Majority PAC
avatar for Steven Law

Steven Law

President and CEO of American Crossroads
avatar for Dave Levinthal

Dave Levinthal

Senior Political Reporter at the Center for Public Integrity
avatar for Gib Lewis

Gib Lewis

Former Speaker of the Texas House
avatar for Matt K. Lewis

Matt K. Lewis

Senior Columnist for The Daily Beast and Commentator for CNN
avatar for Michael Li

Michael Li

Redistricting and Voting Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at...
avatar for Dara Lind

Dara Lind

Senior Reporter for Vox
avatar for Dahlia Lithwick

Dahlia Lithwick

Host of Slate's Amicus Podcast
avatar for Abby Livingston

Abby Livingston

Washington Bureau Chief for The Texas Tribune
avatar for Linda Livingstone

Linda Livingstone

President of Baylor University
avatar for Bruno

Bruno "Ralphy" Lozano

Mayor of Del Rio
avatar for Corrie MacLaggan

Corrie MacLaggan

Managing Editor of The Texas Tribune
avatar for Jim Malewitz

Jim Malewitz

Reporter for Bridge Magazine
avatar for Dee Margo

Dee Margo

Mayor of El Paso
avatar for Mindy Marques

Mindy Marques

Executive Editor of the Miami Herald
avatar for Jack Martin

Jack Martin

Global Chairman and CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies
avatar for Jonathan Martin

Jonathan Martin

National Political Correspondent for The New York Times
avatar for Mimi Marziani

Mimi Marziani

President of the Texas Civil Rights Project
avatar for Julie Mason

Julie Mason

Host of SiriusXM's Press Pool
avatar for Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews

Author and Host of MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews”
avatar for Joe May

Joe May

Chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District
avatar for Brian McCall

Brian McCall

Chancellor of the Texas State University System
avatar for Mark McClellan

Mark McClellan

Former Administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services...
avatar for Jolie McCullough

Jolie McCullough

Criminal Justice Reporter for The Texas Tribune
avatar for Lauren McGaughy

Lauren McGaughy

Reporter for The Dallas Morning News
avatar for Brian McGrory

Brian McGrory

Editor-in-Chief of The Boston Globe
avatar for DeRay Mckesson

DeRay Mckesson

Civil Rights Activist and Organizer
avatar for Mark McKinnon

Mark McKinnon

Co-host of Showtime's The Circus
avatar for Bethany McLean

Bethany McLean

Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair
avatar for Evan McMullin

Evan McMullin

Former CIA Officer and Co-Founder of Stand Up Republic
avatar for Roger McNamee

Roger McNamee

Managing Director at Elevation Partners
avatar for William McRaven

William McRaven

Former Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command
avatar for David McSwane

David McSwane

Reporter for The Dallas Morning News
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