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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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Saturday, September 29 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Public Equity

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How cities are promoting upward mobility, advancing opportunity and driving economic growth.

Supported by Texas A&M University and Lyft

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Brandon Formby

Urban Affairs Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Formby writes about the challenges facing Texas’ largest metro areas as they experience unbridled growth. He joined the Tribune in October 2016 and is the organization’s first reporter based in Dallas. Previously, Formby spent more than 13 years at The Dallas Morning News, where... Read More →

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Henry Cisneros

Former Mayor of San Antonio and Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Cisneros served as housing secretary under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997 and as mayor of San Antonio from 1981 to 1989. He previously served as president and chief operating officer of Univision, president of the National League of Cities and deputy chairman of the Federal... Read More →
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Annise Parker

President and CEO of the LGBTQ Victory Fund & Institute and Former Mayor of Houston
Parker served as mayor of Houston from 2010 to 2016 — the first openly LGBTQ mayor of a major American city. Previously, she served on the Houston City Council and was later elected city controller. Parker currently serves as president and CEO of the Victory Fund and Victory Institute... Read More →
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Kasim Reed

Former Mayor of Atlanta
Reed served as mayor of Atlanta from 2010 to January 2018. Prior to serving as mayor, he served nearly four terms as a state senator and two terms as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives. Reed is a graduate of Howard University.

Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel Room