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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 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Meet-and-Greet with 'A Test for the New Texas' Panelists

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Join us for refreshments & conversation with the panelists of A Test for the New Texas in the lobby of St. David's Episcopal Church, Crail Hall immediately following their panel.

Presented by the Texas Association of Community Colleges

Speakers
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John King

Former U.S. Secretary of Education
King served as secretary of education under President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. deputy secretary of education, overseeing all policies and programs related to P-12 education, English learners, special education and innovation. He currently serves as president and... Read More →
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Raymund Paredes

Texas Commissioner of Higher Education
Paredes was appointed commissioner by then-Gov. Rick Perry in 2004. He was formerly a member of the national board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and previously served as the vice chancellor for academic development at the University of California, Los Angeles. Paredes... Read More →
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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.

Sponsors
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Texas Association of Community Colleges

Supporting Sponsor
The Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) is a nonprofit advocacy organization serving all 50 public community college districts across the state. Texas community colleges enroll almost one-half of all students in higher education. TACC's core mission is to advocate for community... Read More →