The Texas Tribune Festival is one of the nation’s largest, most buzzworthy political gatherings. Our three-day festival brings Texans together to address the politics and policy that affect our communities, our schools, our work and our daily lives. We hope you will join us.
avatar for Sylvia Kerrigan

Sylvia Kerrigan

Executive Director of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law...
avatar for Renu Khator

Renu Khator

President of the University of Houston and Chancellor of the...
avatar for Ken King

Ken King

State Representative
avatar for Ron Kirk

Ron Kirk

Former U.S. Trade Representative
avatar for Stephanie Klick

Stephanie Klick

State Representative
avatar for Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Senator and Democratic Candidate for President
avatar for Kate Klonick

Kate Klonick

Professor at St. John’s Law School
avatar for Steve Kornacki

Steve Kornacki

National Political Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC
avatar for Lawrence Krasner

Lawrence Krasner

District Attorney of Philadelphia
avatar for Matt Krause

Matt Krause

State Representative
avatar for Sri Kulkarni

Sri Kulkarni

Democratic Candidate for Texas' 22nd Congressional District
avatar for María Teresa Kumar

María Teresa Kumar

President and CEO of Voto Latino
avatar for David Lakey

David Lakey

Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for the...
avatar for Indira Lakshmanan

Indira Lakshmanan

Executive Editor at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
avatar for Brooks Landgraf

Brooks Landgraf

State Representative
avatar for Jeff Leach

Jeff Leach

State Representative
avatar for Alan Ledford

Alan Ledford

President of the El Paso Chihuahuas
avatar for David Lesher

David Lesher

Editor of CalMatters
avatar for Stephanie Leutert

Stephanie Leutert

Director of the Mexico Security Initiative at the Robert S. Strauss...
avatar for Marc Levin

Marc Levin

Vice President of Criminal Justice Policy at the Texas Public Policy...
avatar for Dave Levinthal

Dave Levinthal

Federal Politics Editor and Senior Reporter at the Center for Public...
avatar for Matt K. Lewis

Matt K. Lewis

Senior Columnist for The Daily Beast and Commentator for CNN
avatar for Michael Li

Michael Li

Redistricting and Voting Counsel at the Brennan Center at New York...
avatar for Susan Lilly

Susan Lilly

President and CEO of Lilly & Company
avatar for Dara Lind

Dara Lind

Reporter at ProPublica
avatar for Harry Litman

Harry Litman

Former U.S Attorney and Deputy Assistant U.S. Attorney General and...
avatar for Abby Livingston

Abby Livingston

Washington Bureau Chief for The Texas Tribune
avatar for A.J. Louderback

A.J. Louderback

Jackson County Sheriff
avatar for Andy Loughnane

Andy Loughnane

President of Austin FC
avatar for Wesley Lowery

Wesley Lowery

National Correspondent for The Washington Post
avatar for Tom Luce

Tom Luce

Founder and Chairman of Texas 2036
avatar for Corrie MacLaggan

Corrie MacLaggan

Managing Editor for The Texas Tribune
avatar for Brian Manley

Brian Manley

Chief of the Austin Police Department
avatar for Dee Margo

Dee Margo

Mayor of El Paso
avatar for Erin Marietta

Erin Marietta

Director of Operations for Rural Hospitals at CHI St. Joseph Health
avatar for Jack Markell

Jack Markell

Former Governor of Delaware
avatar for Elena Marks

Elena Marks

President and CEO of the Episcopal Health Foundation
avatar for Jonathan Martin

Jonathan Martin

National Political Correspondent for The New York Times
avatar for Susana Martinez

Susana Martinez

Former Governor of New Mexico
avatar for Urbino “Benny” Martinez

Urbino “Benny” Martinez

Brooks County Sheriff
avatar for Mimi Marziani

Mimi Marziani

President of The Texas Civil Rights Project
avatar for Alexi McCammond

Alexi McCammond

Political Reporter at Axios
avatar for Michael McCaul

Michael McCaul

U.S. Representative
avatar for Scott McClelland

Scott McClelland

Chair of the Board of the Greater Houston Partnership and President...
avatar for Mary McCord

Mary McCord

Former Acting Assistant Attorney General for the National Security...
avatar for Emily McCullar

Emily McCullar

Assistant Editor at Texas Monthly
avatar for Jolie McCullough

Jolie McCullough

Criminal Justice Reporter for The Texas Tribune
avatar for Becky McCutchen

Becky McCutchen

Superintendent of Alpine Independent School District
avatar for Kathleen McElroy

Kathleen McElroy

Director of the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at...
avatar for Lauren McGaughy

Lauren McGaughy

Reporter for The Dallas Morning News
avatar for Charlton McIlwain

Charlton McIlwain

Vice Provost and Professor of Media, Culture & Communication at New...
avatar for Claire McInerny

Claire McInerny

Education Reporter for KUT News
avatar for DeRay Mckesson

DeRay Mckesson

Civil Rights Activist and Organizer
avatar for Mark McKinnon

Mark McKinnon

Co-host of Showtime's “The Circus”
avatar for Bekah McNeel

Bekah McNeel

Correspondent for The 74
avatar for William McRaven

William McRaven

Former Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command
avatar for Jamie McWright

Jamie McWright

President of the Associated Republicans of Texas
avatar for Mark Meadows

Mark Meadows

U.S. Representative
avatar for José Menéndez

José Menéndez

State Senator
avatar for Jeff Merkley

Jeff Merkley

U.S. Senator
avatar for Laura Miller

Laura Miller

Former Mayor of Dallas
avatar for Matthew Miller

Matthew Miller

Former Director of the Office of Public Affairs for the U.S....
avatar for Sid Miller

Sid Miller

Texas Agriculture Commissioner
avatar for J.B. Milliken

J.B. Milliken

Chancellor of the University of Texas System
avatar for April Mims

April Mims

Director of Public Policy at Lyft
avatar for Ina Minjarez

Ina Minjarez

State Representative
avatar for Ayan Mittra

Ayan Mittra

Editor of The Texas Tribune
avatar for Lisa Monaco

Lisa Monaco

Former White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor,...
avatar for Joe Moody

Joe Moody

State Representative
avatar for Margaret Moore

Margaret Moore

District Attorney of Travis County
avatar for Robert Moore

Robert Moore

CEO of El Paso Matters
avatar for Albert Morales

Albert Morales

Senior Political Director for Latino Decisions
avatar for Jerry Morales

Jerry Morales

Mayor of Midland
avatar for Mike Morath

Mike Morath

Texas Education Commissioner
avatar for Peter Mullan

Peter Mullan

CEO of the Waterloo Greenway Conservancy
avatar for Steve Munisteri

Steve Munisteri

Senior Adviser to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn’s 2020 Campaign
avatar for Cecilia Muñoz

Cecilia Muñoz

Vice President for Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives...
avatar for Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy

Co-Director of the Center for the Political Future at the University...
avatar for John M. Murray

John M. Murray

Commanding General of the U.S. Army Futures Command
avatar for Shannon Najmabadi

Shannon Najmabadi

Higher Education Reporter for The Texas Tribune
avatar for Earthea Nance

Earthea Nance

Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy in the...
avatar for R.L. Nave

R.L. Nave

Editor of Mississippi Today
avatar for Amna Nawaz

Amna Nawaz

National Correspondent and Substitute Anchor for PBS NewsHour
avatar for Poncho Nevárez

Poncho Nevárez

State Representative
avatar for Robert Nichols

Robert Nichols

State Senator
avatar for Ron Nirenberg

Ron Nirenberg

Mayor of San Antonio
avatar for Ali Noorani

Ali Noorani

Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum
avatar for Kim Olson

Kim Olson

Democratic Candidate for Texas' 24th Congressional District
avatar for Lawrence O’Donnell

Lawrence O’Donnell

Author and host of MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence...
avatar for Beto O’Rourke

Beto O’Rourke

Democratic Candidate for President and Former U.S. Representative
avatar for Chris Paddie

Chris Paddie

State Representative
avatar for Alex Padilla

Alex Padilla

California Secretary of State
avatar for Susan Page

Susan Page

Washington Bureau Chief for USA Today
avatar for Anna Palmer

Anna Palmer

Senior Washington Correspondent for Politico and Co-Author of the...
avatar for Jennifer Palmieri

Jennifer Palmieri

Former Director of White House Communications for President Barack...
avatar for Arif Panju

Arif Panju

Managing Attorney of the Institute for Justice Texas Office
avatar for Raymund Paredes

Raymund Paredes

Texas Commissioner of Higher Education
avatar for Vana Hammond Parham

Vana Hammond Parham

Former Chief of Community Relations for the City of Dallas
avatar for Annise Parker

Annise Parker

President and CEO of the LGBTQ Victory Fund and Victory Institute and...
avatar for Ashley Parker

Ashley Parker

White House Reporter for The Washington Post
avatar for Jarvis Parsons

Jarvis Parsons

Brazos County District Attorney
avatar for TreShaun Pate

TreShaun Pate

Conference Coordinator for the Black Trans Advocacy Coalition and...
avatar for Carrin Patman

Carrin Patman

Chair of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
avatar for Latosha Lewis Payne

Latosha Lewis Payne

Judge of the 55th Civil Judicial District
avatar for Steven Pedigo

Steven Pedigo

Director of the Urban Lab at the LBJ School of Public Affairs
avatar for Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi

Speaker of the U.S. House
avatar for Sally Peña

Sally Peña

Travis County Jail Administrator
avatar for Nina Perales

Nina Perales

Vice President of Litigation at the Mexican American Legal Defense...
avatar for Bobby Perez

Bobby Perez

Executive Vice President General Counsel and Corporate Relations for...
avatar for Sarah Perez

Sarah Perez

Sixth Grade Social Studies and ELAR Teacher at Riverside Park Academy
avatar for Anne Helen Petersen

Anne Helen Petersen

Senior Culture Writer for BuzzFeed News
avatar for Mary Dale Peterson

Mary Dale Peterson

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Driscoll...
avatar for Dade Phelan

Dade Phelan

State Representative
avatar for Emma Platoff

Emma Platoff

Justice and Politics Reporter at The Texas Tribune
avatar for Stacey Pogue

Stacey Pogue

Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Public Policy Priorities
avatar for Cassandra Pollock

Cassandra Pollock

State Political Reporter for The Texas Tribune
avatar for Ai-Jen Poo

Ai-Jen Poo

Co-Founder of Supermajority
avatar for Trevor Potter

Trevor Potter

President of the Campaign Legal Center and Former Chair of the...
avatar for Samantha Power

Samantha Power

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
avatar for Betsy Price

Betsy Price

Mayor of Fort Worth
avatar for Four Price

Four Price

State Representative
avatar for David Priess

David Priess

Chief Operating Officer of the Lawfare Institute
avatar for Carmen Llanes Pulido

Carmen Llanes Pulido

Executive Director of Go! Austin/Vamos! Austin
avatar for Jon Ralston

Jon Ralston

Editor of The Nevada Independent
avatar for Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez

Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez

Founder and Executive Director of Jolt Texas and Democratic Candidate...
avatar for Ross Ramsey

Ross Ramsey

Executive Editor of The Texas Tribune
avatar for Emily Ramshaw

Emily Ramshaw

Editor-in-Chief of The Texas Tribune
avatar for Asha Rangappa

Asha Rangappa

Senior Lecturer at Yale University and Former FBI Agent
avatar for Karen Ranus

Karen Ranus

Executive Director of NAMI Central Texas
avatar for Nick Rasmussen

Nick Rasmussen

Former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
avatar for Ann Ravel

Ann Ravel

Director of MapLight’s Digital Deception Project and Former Chair...
avatar for Quanethia L. Rhodes

Quanethia L. Rhodes

Second Grade Teacher at Lockhart Elementary School in Houston ISD
avatar for Josie Duffy Rice

Josie Duffy Rice

President of The Appeal and Host of the “Justice in America”...
avatar for Susan Rice

Susan Rice

Former National Security Adviser and Former U.S. Ambassador to the...
avatar for Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards

Co-Founder of Supermajority
avatar for Orlando Riddick

Orlando Riddick

Superintendent of the Midland Independent School District
avatar for Kevin Ring

Kevin Ring

President of Families Against Mandatory Minimums
avatar for Patrick Rios

Patrick Rios

Mayor of Rockport
avatar for Linda Rivas

Linda Rivas

Executive Director of the Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center
avatar for Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts

Executive Director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation
avatar for Sarah T. Roberts

Sarah T. Roberts

Assistant Professor of Information Studies at UCLA
avatar for Walter V. Robinson

Walter V. Robinson

Editor-at-Large at The Boston Globe
avatar for Eddie Rodriguez

Eddie Rodriguez

State Representative
avatar for Jeff Roe

Jeff Roe

Founder of Axiom Strategies
avatar for Jay Root

Jay Root

Investigative Reporter for The Texas Tribune
avatar for Toni Rose

Toni Rose

State Representative
avatar for Karl Rove

Karl Rove

Former Deputy White House Chief of Staff
avatar for Avik Roy

Avik Roy

Co-Founder and President of the Foundation for Research on Equal...
avatar for Chip Roy

Chip Roy

U.S. Representative
avatar for Stephanie Ruhle

Stephanie Ruhle

Correspondent for NBC News and Anchor for "MSNBC Live"
avatar for Harriet Ryan

Harriet Ryan

Investigative Reporter for the Los Angeles Times
avatar for Laura Ryan

Laura Ryan

Texas Transportation Commissioner
avatar for Pete Saenz

Pete Saenz

Mayor of Laredo
avatar for Erin Salazar

Erin Salazar

Executive Director and Founder of Exhibition District
avatar for Alex Samuels

Alex Samuels

Political Reporter for The Texas Tribune
avatar for Carlos Sanchez

Carlos Sanchez

Senior Editor at Texas Monthly
avatar for David Saperstein

David Saperstein

Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom...
avatar for Neena Satija

Neena Satija

Investigative Reporter for The Washington Post
avatar for Anthony Scaramucci

Anthony Scaramucci

Former White House Communications Director
avatar for Christa Scharfenberg

Christa Scharfenberg

CEO of The Center for Investigative Reporting
avatar for John Schwartz

John Schwartz

Science Writer for The New York Times
avatar for Robert Scott

Robert Scott

Former Texas Commissioner of Education
avatar for Kel Seliger

Kel Seliger

State Senator
avatar for John Sharp

John Sharp

Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System
avatar for J.D. Sheffield

J.D. Sheffield

State Representative
avatar for Jake Sherman

Jake Sherman

Senior Writer at Politico and Co-Author of the Politico Playbook
avatar for Jessica Shortall

Jessica Shortall

Managing Director of Texas Competes
avatar for Nate Silver

Nate Silver

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of FiveThirtyEight
avatar for Stanford Simmons

Stanford Simmons

Ninth-Grade World Geography Teacher at MacArthur Ninth Grade School...
avatar for Justine Simons

Justine Simons

Supervising Producer for Video at TIME
avatar for Ben Smith

Ben Smith

Editor-in-Chief of Buzzfeed News
avatar for Evan Smith

Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
avatar for Bethany Solis

Bethany Solis

Executive Director of the Permian Basin Region for IDEA Public Schools
avatar for Miguel Solis

Miguel Solis

Trustee of the Dallas Independent School District
avatar for Victoria DeFrancesco Soto

Victoria DeFrancesco Soto

Director of Civic Engagement at the LBJ School of Public Affairs
avatar for Carlos Spector

Carlos Spector

Immigration Attorney
avatar for Margaret Spellings

Margaret Spellings

CEO of Texas 2036 and Former U.S. Secretary of Education
avatar for Drew Springer

Drew Springer

State Representative
avatar for Todd Staples

Todd Staples

President of the Texas Oil and Gas Association
avatar for Samantha Stark

Samantha Stark

Producer and Director of “The Weekly” at The New York Times
avatar for Brendan Steinhauser

Brendan Steinhauser

Partner at Steinhauser Strategies
avatar for Randan Steinhauser

Randan Steinhauser

Partner at Steinhauser Strategies
avatar for John D. Steinmetz

John D. Steinmetz

Member of the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents
avatar for Meme Styles

Meme Styles

President and Founder of Measure
avatar for Omar Suleiman

Omar Suleiman

Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research &...
avatar for Margaret Sullivan

Margaret Sullivan

Media Columnist for The Washington Post
avatar for Terry Sullivan

Terry Sullivan

Republican Strategist and Former Campaign Manager for Marco Rubio's...
avatar for Patrick Svitek

Patrick Svitek

Political Reporter at The Texas Tribune
avatar for Aliyya Swaby

Aliyya Swaby

Public Education Reporter for The Texas Tribune
avatar for Mimi Swartz

Mimi Swartz

Executive Editor at Texas Monthly
avatar for James Talarico

James Talarico

State Representative
avatar for Margaret Talev

Margaret Talev

Politics and White House Editor at Axios
avatar for Larry Taylor

Larry Taylor

State Senator
avatar for Eva Thibaudeau

Eva Thibaudeau

CEO of Temenos CDC
avatar for Jonathan Tilove

Jonathan Tilove

Chief Political Writer for the Austin American-Statesman
avatar for Josue Tamarez Torres

Josue Tamarez Torres

Fourth Grade Math Teacher at Dallas ISD’s Cesar Chavez Learning...
avatar for Paul Tough

Paul Tough

Contributing Writer at The New York Times Magazine
avatar for Diane Trautman

Diane Trautman

Harris County Clerk
avatar for Theresa Trevino

Theresa Trevino

Vice President of the Board of Directors at Texans Advocating for...
avatar for Perla Trevizo

Perla Trevizo

Reporter for the Houston Chronicle

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