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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
 

10:30am CDT

One on One with Bill de Blasio
The mayor of New York City on the challenges we face today and his vision for the future of the country.

Presented by H+K Strategies

Moderators
avatar for Brian Rosenthal

Brian Rosenthal

Metro Investigative Reporter for the New York Times
Rosenthal has been an investigative reporter for The New York Times’ metro desk since 2017. He previously covered Texas government and politics, health and human services and enterprise projects for the Houston Chronicle’s statehouse bureau. Rosenthal also covered Washington state... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio

Mayor of New York
De Blasio has served as mayor of New York City since 2014. He previously served on the New York City Council and was elected public advocate in 2009. De Blasio also served as a regional director at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and as a member of the Brooklyn... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
The Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
  The Future

11:30am CDT

One on One with Jeff Merkley
The U.S. senator from Oregon on the challenges we face today and his vision for the future of the country.

Presented by H+K Strategies

Moderators
avatar for Jon Ralston

Jon Ralston

Editor of The Nevada Independent
Ralston has covered Nevada politics for over 30 years and currently serves as editor of The Nevada Independent. He has written for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Reno Gazette-Journal and the Las Vegas Sun, in addition to running his own political blog, Ralston Reports. Ralston... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Merkley

Jeff Merkley

U.S. Senator, D-Oregon
Merkley has represented Oregon in the U.S. Senate since 2009. He is a member of the Senate Appropriations, Environment & Public Works, Budget, and Foreign Relations committees. Prior to joining the U.S. Senate, Merkley served as a member and speaker of the Oregon House of Represe... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
Central Presbyterian Church
  The Future

1:30pm CDT

One on One with Michael Avenatti
The attorney at the center of so much of the day’s news on what happens now — and what he’ll do next.

Presented by H+K Strategies

Moderators
avatar for John Heilemann

John Heilemann

Co-host of Showtime's The Circus
Heilemann is a reporter and commentator currently serving as co-host of Showtime’s political documentary series “The Circus.” He is a national affairs analyst for NBC and MSNBC, appearing regularly on programs including Morning Joe and Hardball. Heilemann previously served as... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Avenatti

Michael Avenatti

Co-Founder of the Eagan Avenatti Law Firm
Avenatti is an attorney, commentator and co-founder of the Eagan Avenatti Law Firm based in Los Angeles. Before founding the firm in 2007, he worked as an attorney for several law firms including O’Melveny & Myers and Greene Broillet & Wheeler. Avenatti has represented several high-profile... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Stateside at The Paramount
  The Future

2:00pm CDT

One on One with Pete Buttigieg
The mayor of South Bend on the challenges we face today and his vision for the future of the country.

Presented by H+K Strategies

Moderators
avatar for Charlotte Alter

Charlotte Alter

National Correspondent for Time
Alter is a national correspondent for Time magazine and author of several Time cover stories, including several 2016 election covers and the magazine’s “Enough” cover after the Parkland shooting. She is the co-host of “Alter Family Politics,” a weekly family talk show on... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg

Mayor of South Bend, Indiana
Buttigieg has served as mayor of South Bend since 2012. He is president of the Indiana Urban Mayors Caucus and was a candidate for chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 2017. Buttigieg is also a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve and took a leave of absence for a seven-month... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
St. David's Episcopal Church, Bethel Hall
  The Future

3:15pm CDT

One on One with Eric Holder
The former U.S. attorney general on the challenges we face today and his vision for the future of the country.

Presented by H+K Strategies

Moderators
avatar for Emily Bazelon

Emily Bazelon

Staff Writer for The New York Times Magazine and Co-host of Slate’s “Political Gabfest”
Bazelon is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, where she covers politics and law, and is co-host of Slate’s “Political Gabfest,” a weekly current events podcast. She is also the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School and author of national... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eric Holder

Eric Holder

Former U.S. Attorney General under President Barack Obama and Chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee
Holder formerly served as the 82nd Attorney General of the United States from February 2009 to April 2015 under President Obama. He currently serves as chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, a political organization dedicated to redistricting reform through legal... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
The Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
  The Future
 
Saturday, September 29
 

9:00am CDT

One on One with Julián Castro
The former U.S. secretary of housing and urban development on the challenges we face today and his vision for the future of the country.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 29. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

Presented by H+K Strategies

Moderators
avatar for Emily Ramshaw

Emily Ramshaw

Editor-in-Chief of The Texas Tribune
Ramshaw oversees The Texas Tribune’s editorial, technology, events and audience-building operations. Under her leadership, the Tribune has won a Peabody Award, 10 national Edward R. Murrow Awards and top honors from the Online News Association. She is a member of the board of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Julián Castro

Julián Castro

Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Former San Antonio Mayor
Castro served as housing secretary under President Barack Obama from 2014 to 2017. Prior to his appointment, he served as mayor of San Antonio from 2009 to 2014 and as a member of the San Antonio City Council. Since leaving HUD, Castro has launched a political action committee, Opportunity... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
H+K Strategies North Tent, Open Congress

9:30am CDT

One on One with Mitch Landrieu
The former mayor of New Orleans on the challenges we face today and his vision for the future of the country.

Presented by H+K Strategies

Moderators
avatar for Ben Goldberger

Ben Goldberger

Assistant Managing Editor of Time Magazine
Goldberger is assistant managing editor of Time magazine, overseeing coverage of national news and sports across all platforms and directing the magazine’s special projects, including Person of the Year. He joined Time in 2012, serving initially as senior editor and later as nation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Landrieu

Mitch Landrieu

Former Mayor of New Orleans
Landrieu served as mayor of New Orleans from 2010 through May 2018. He also served as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Prior to being elected mayor, Landrieu served as lieutenant governor of Louisiana from 2004 to 2010 and as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
St. David's Episcopal Church, Crail Hall
  The Future

10:45am CDT

One on One with Amy Klobuchar
The U.S. senator from Minnesota on the challenges we face today and her vision for the future of the country.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 29. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

Presented by H+K Strategies

Moderators
avatar for Abby Livingston

Abby Livingston

Washington Bureau Chief for The Texas Tribune
Livingston joined the Tribune in 2014 as the lead reporter in Washington, D.C., and won the 2017 National Press Club Award for Washington Regional Reporting for her work. She has covered political campaigns, House leadership and Congress for Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Senator, D-Minnesota
Klobuchar has represented Minnesota in the U.S. Senate since 2007 and is the state’s first female senator. She is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, ranking member of the Senate Rules & Administration Committee and chair of the Senate Democratic Steering Committee. Klobuchar... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
H+K Strategies North Tent, Open Congress

10:45am CDT

One on One with Deval Patrick
The former governor of Massachusetts on the challenges we face today and his vision for the future of the country.

Presented by H+K Strategies

Moderators
avatar for Jake Sherman

Jake Sherman

Senior Writer at Politico and Co-Author of the Politico Playbook
Sherman is a senior writer for Politico, covering Congress and elections since 2009, and co-author of Politico’ Playbook, the publication’s daily morning political newsletter. He previously worked in the Washington bureaus of The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and the Minneapolis... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Deval Patrick

Deval Patrick

Former Governor of Massachusetts
Patrick served as governor of Massachusetts from 2007 to 2015. Prior to being elected governor, he served as the assistant U.S. attorney general for civil rights under President Bill Clinton and as executive vice president and general counsel of The Coca-Cola Company. Patrick is currently... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Central Presbyterian Church
  The Future

11:15am CDT

One on One with John Hickenlooper
The governor of Colorado on the challenges we face today and his vision for the future of the country.

Presented by H+K Strategies

Moderators
avatar for Bianna Golodryga

Bianna Golodryga

Correspondent for CBS News and Contributor for CNN
Golodryga joined CBS and CNN as a contributor in 2017. Prior to joining CBS and CNN, she previously worked at ABC as co-anchor of the weekend edition of Good Morning America and as a business correspondent. Golodryga also managed ABC’s digital media and social network coverage during... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Hickenlooper

John Hickenlooper

Governor of Colorado
Hickenlooper has served as governor of Colorado since 2011. He previously served as mayor of Denver, where he led the campaign to pass FasTracks, the largest regional transportation initiative in U.S. history. Hickenlooper’s gubernatorial administration has created the Colorado... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm CDT
St. David's Episcopal Church, Crail Hall
  The Future