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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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Friday, September 28 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
How Texas Invented the Artificial Heart

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The inside story of a medical moonshot that saved lives and changed the world.

Presented by Ascension-Seton and supported by Texas A&M University

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Corrie MacLaggan

Managing Editor of The Texas Tribune
MacLaggan is the Tribune’s managing editor. Previously she worked as a national correspondent for Reuters, writing and editing stories about Texas and nearby states and overseeing a network of freelance writers. Before joining Reuters, she covered Texas government and politics for... Read More →

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O.H. Frazier

Chief and Program Director of the Center for Cardiac Support and Director of Cardiovascular Surgery Research at the Texas Heart Institute
Frazier is a renowned heart surgeon and director of cardiovascular surgery research at the Texas Heart Institute. He has been recognized as a pioneer in the treatments of severe heart failure and heart transplantation, performing over 1,200 heart transplants and implanting 900 artificial... Read More →
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Mimi Swartz

Executive Editor at Texas Monthly
Swartz is a senior executive editor of Texas Monthly magazine and op-ed writer for The New York Times. She was previously a staff writer at The New Yorker and Talk Magazine. Swartz has been with Texas Monthly for nearly 30 years and is the author of “Ticker: The Quest to Create... Read More →

Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Studio 919 at The Texas Tribune