Sept. 26–28, 2019

Downtown Austin



The Texas Tribune Festival is one of the nation’s largest, most buzzworthy political gatherings. The 2019 festival brought together over 8,000 Texans to address the politics and policy affecting our communities, our schools, our work and our daily lives. Check out videos, photos and stories from the 2019 event and join us in 2020 for the 10th annual event.

Open Congress at The Texas Tribune Festival

Thousands joined us on Congress Avenue between 7th and 11th streets for Open Congress, a one-of-a-kind political party with honest conversations. The event included programming from POLITICO, Texas Monthly, Texas 2036 and The University of Texas at Austin housed in their own street tents. Attendees also attended book signings, food trucks, music and more from #TribFest19 partners and supporters. No pass required!

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#TribFest19 Featured Speakers

Our 2019 program saw the most diverse lineup that we've ever had, including 2020 presidential candidates, policymakers, American icons, media superstars, best-selling authors and everyday citizens in the trenches on today’s most important issues. Explore the roster of 2019 speakers.