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.
Back To Schedule
Saturday, September 28 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Texas vs. California

Log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Forget the political rhetoric. How do the rival economies stack up, and — dare we say it? — what can they learn from each other?

Presented by and programmed in partnership with TEXAS 2036.

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.

avatar for Alexandra Suich Bass

Alexandra Suich Bass

Senior Correspondent at The Economist
Bass is a senior correspondent for politics, technology and society at The Economist, covering a range of political and public policy topics. Previously, she covered technology in America, including the rise of artificial intelligence and business. Bass also serves on the board of... Read More →

avatar for Glenn Hegar

Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Hegar, who was elected comptroller in 2014, serves as Texas’ treasurer, check writer, tax collector, procurement officer and revenue estimator. Previously, he served as a member of the Texas Senate and House. Hegar also served as chair of the Sunset Advisory Commission, which reviews... Read More →
avatar for Alex Padilla

Alex Padilla

California Secretary of State
Padilla was elected as California’s secretary of state in 2014. Previously, he served in the California State Senate from 2006 to 2014, where he chaired the Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee. He also served as president of the National Association of Latino Elected... Read More →

Saturday September 28, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
TEXAS 2036 Tent