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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 • 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Closing Keynote: One on One with Beto O’Rourke

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The three-term El Paso congressman on his headline-making race against Ted Cruz for the U.S. Senate: the issues, the politics, the long odds and his vision for a better Texas.

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Evan Smith

CEO and Co-Founder of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously Smith spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. He also hosts Overheard with Evan Smith, airing on PBS stations nationally.

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Beto O'Rourke

U.S. Representative, D-El Paso, and Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate
O’Rourke, D-El Paso, has represented Texas Congressional District 16 since 2013. He is the vice ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee and is a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. O’Rourke is the Texas Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, challenging... Read More →

Saturday September 29, 2018 7:00pm - 8:15pm CDT
The Long Center for the Performing Arts