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.
Saturday, September 28 • 10:45am - 11:45am
The Future of Jobs

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Technology and demography are among the forces shaping the economy of tomorrow and the changing demands on our workforce

Presented by and programmed in partnership with TEXAS 2036. Supported by JPMorgan Chase and Texas State Technical College.

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. 28. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

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Ayan Mittra

Editor of The Texas Tribune
Mittra serves as the editor of The Texas Tribune. He oversees the Tribune's newsroom, which includes more than 30 journalists. During his seven years at the Tribune, the organization has won a Peabody Award and multiple Online News Association and Edward R. Murrow awards. Before joining... Read More →

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Brenda Hellyer

Chancellor of San Jacinto College
Hellyer was appointed chancellor of San Jacinto College in 2009. Since joining the college in 1996, she has served in a number of executive positions including director of the San Jacinto College Foundation, executive vice president for resource development and vice chancellor for... Read More →
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Julian Alvarez III

Texas Workforce Commissioner Representing Labor
Alvarez serves as a Texas workforce commissioner representing labor and represents the interests of more than 13 million Texas workers. Previously, he served as CEO of Rio Grande Valley Partnership. He also served as a Texas regional director for the U.S. Senate and director of college... Read More →
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Scott McClelland

Chair of the Board of the Greater Houston Partnership and President of H-E-B Food/Drug Stores
McClelland has served as the president of HEB since 2017 and oversees the company’s $26 billion operation among 390 stores in Texas and Mexico. He first joined the organization in 1990. He also serves as chair of the board of the Greater Houston Partnership. Previously, McClelland... Read More →
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Marc Veasey

U.S. Representative
Veasey, D-Fort Worth, has represented Texas’ 33rd Congressional District since 2013. He is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Small Business Committee. Veasey has served as an assistant and regional whip in the U.S. House and as chair of the Democratic Caucus... Read More →

Saturday September 28, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
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