The Texas Tribune invites all who share a passion for a better Texas to come engage with our growing, forward-thinking community of business, legislative and policy leaders at the fifth annual Texas Tribune Festival. We are excited to welcome a select number of premier sponsors and supporters to participate in the Festival as partners.
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the 2015 Texas Tribune Festival, please contact April Hinkle.
Internationally renowned for its music, film and interactive technology industry conferences and festivals, South by Southwest now produces acclaimed events for professionals in the fields of education (SXSWedu), sustainability (SXSW ECO) and venture capital entrepreneurism (SXSW V2V). Since 1987, the SXSW brand has a hallmark for events that celebrate the marketplace of ideas and commerce.
Texas Natural Gas Now is an online project of America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) that brings Texans together to promote increased demand for and availability of our nation's abundant natural gas resource for a cleaner and more secure energy future.
The University of Texas at Austin is a world-class research community tackling society’s greatest issues. With students from every state and more than 100 countries, UT is creating the next generation of leaders who will make an impact in Texas and around the world.
AAA Texas works every day to exceed its members’ expectations by offering exceptional service when and where they need it. Services to members include emergency roadside assistance, maps and trip planning tools, home and renter insurance, life insurance and annuities, traffic safety programs, car buying and maintenance resources and a wide array of other member benefits.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, including more than 2 million in Texas. AARP helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse.
The Annette Strauss Institute envisions a democracy where all citizens are informed, vote, and are actively involved in improving their communities. Through nonpartisan research, education, and outreach, the Institute seeks to understand and overcome obstacles to civic engagement.
The Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) is committed to making a difference in the future of Texas public education. With more than 100,000 members, ATPE is the largest independent education association for Texas public school employees. The organization strives to provide every child an equal opportunity to receive an exemplary public education.
AT&T brings it all together, from an industry leading smartphone portfolio to next-generation home automation services and sophisticated solutions for multi-national businesses. For more than a century, AT&T has provided innovative, reliable, high-quality products and services and excellent customer care.
The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center is located on the University of Texas at Austin campus. The hotel offers a state of the art meeting facility and well-appointed guest rooms for all of your conference and travel needs. The Ballroom at 1900 University Ave. provides the perfect venue for galas and wedding receptions.
As the largest, most experienced health care benefits company in the state, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) provides its members with access to affordable, quality health benefit plans. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas serves 4.9 million members in all 254 Texas counties, which includes employer groups, individuals and government units.
The Center for Politics and Governance at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs is dedicated to producing leaders and ideas to improve the political process and governance. Through innovative teaching, research, programming and focused initiatives that combine academics and the real-world, the Center offers solutions to the most pressing federal, state and local policy issues.
CPS Energy is the nation’s largest municipally owned energy utility providing both natural gas and electric service. Acquired by the City of San Antonio in 1942, today CPS Energy serves more than 741,000 electric customers and 331,000 natural gas customers in and around the seventh-largest city in the nation.
One of Texas’ top independent firms, Crosswind Media & Public Relations is headquartered in Austin, Texas. We direct communication strategies that strengthen relationships, build brand awareness and create shareholder and stakeholder value for leading clients in energy, financial services, healthcare, higher education, technology, public advocacy and non-profit sectors.
In the United States, Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries have 57,000 professionals with a single focus: serving clients and helping them solve their toughest problems. Deloitte LLP works in four key business areas — audit, financial advisory, tax and consulting — but their real strength comes from combining the talents of those groups to address clients’ needs.
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) is a 530-bed physician-owned health system that offers some of the most comprehensive medical care on the U.S. Southern Border. From general acute care services and graduate medical education to wellness and preventative health programs, at DHR over 600 physicians and more than 1,000 nurses dedicate themselves to offering a full continuum of care in over 55 different sub-specialties.
ExxonMobil is the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. We hold an industry-leading inventory of global oil and gas resources. We are the world’s largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products, and our chemical company ranks among the world’s largest. We apply science and innovation to find better, safer and cleaner ways to deliver the energy the world needs.
Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.
For offices with staffs large or small, Greater Texas Water exclusively distributes water distillers that provide pure, safe and more affordable drinking water, without the hassle of bottles. Distilled water systems mean significant savings, often cutting an office's water expenses in half when compared with the cost of renting bottles plus coolers.
H-E-B operates 350 stores in Texas and Mexico. The company is recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability. It strives to provide the best customer experience at everyday low prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs more than 80,000 partners.
Harmony Public Schools are high performing K-12 college preparatory charter schools focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). For more than a decade, their schools have provided students from under-served communities the opportunity to excel in their studies in a small classroom environment focused on providing the skills they need to succeed in life.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies is a leading global strategic communications consultancy, providing services to local and multinational clients worldwide. A trusted adviser to clients, we develop and execute communications campaigns and business strategies to manage the impact of the public on an organization’s reputation, brand and bottom line.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is committing $250 million for workforce training as part of its New Skills at Work initiative, the largest ever private-sector effort aimed at addressing the skills gap that exists across our state and nation. The effort will unite industry groups, the public sector, academic institutions and other workforce training partners who will collaborate to equip local students with skills they need for jobs that are readily available in Texas and across the nation.
Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. In Texas, Lockheed Martin employs more than 18,000 people, primarily at its Aeronautics business in Fort Worth and San Antonio, Missiles and Fire Control business in Grand Prairie, and its Spacy Systems and Integrated Systems & Global Solutions businesses in Houston.
Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025. Lumina’s outcomes-based approach focuses on helping to design and build an accessible, responsive and accountable higher education system while fostering a national sense of urgency for action to achieve Goal 2025.
A nonpartisan nonprofit organization, Texas State of Mind identifies and encourages implementation of mental health policies and practices so Texans get help when and where they need it. An initiative of Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, TSOM finds best practices, explores promising approaches and analyzes issues toward efficient and effective mental health care.
Founded at Northwestern University in 1921, Medill offers a Master of Science in Journalism program featuring new techniques that are essential to thrive in today's digital world. As the media industry evolves, Medill leads the way in training a new generation of multimedia journalists who are not only thriving in this new media landscape, but are also helping to shape it.
Methodist Healthcare Ministries is a private, faith-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing medical, dental and health-related human services to low-income families and the uninsured in South Texas. The mission of the organization is "Serving Humanity to Honor God" by improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of those least served in the Southwest Texas Conference area of The United Methodist Church.
As the world’s leading learning company, Pearson’s mission is to improve lives through learning. We are driven by our efficacy commitment—to make a measurable impact on learning outcomes. By combining our deep experience in education and creating engaging content with innovative technologies and digital delivery, we partner with institutions and faculty to help people learn and teach more effectively.
The Texas Research Institute is a non-profit specializing in strategic communications. Working with a coalition of partners to support progressive policy measures, TRI offers support in research, analysis, media training, social media strategy and directing communications efforts for issue coalitions.
Prosperity Bank, recently named America’s Best Banks for 2014 by Forbes, is an $18.913 billion Houston, Texas based regional financial holding company, formed in 1983. Prosperity offers a variety of traditional loan and deposit products to its customers, which consist primarily of small and medium sized businesses and consumers.
Raise Your Hand Texas is a non-profit education advocacy organization working to strengthen public education in Texas. Raise Your Hand Texas advocates for public policies to strengthen and improve our public schools for all 5 million Texas students, and invests in programs that develop public school leaders to lead effective change in their schools for the benefit of students and families.
Shweiki Media Printing Company specializes in magazines, catalogs, direct mail, brochures, flyers, visitors guides, calendars, maps and more. Operating as a publisher for the last 25 years gives Shweiki Media (Deemed "The Best Purveyors of Gloss" From The Austin Chronicle in 2013), the competitive advantage to know what you need to be successful.
In its 42nd year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines is now America's largest low-fare carrier, serving more customers domestically than any other airline with a unique combination of low fares, friendly customer service, safe and reliable operations and an extraordinary corporate culture.
Spredfast is an integrated social marketing platform that brings the consumer voice into every part of marketing. We’re dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that empower marketers to interact with their audience through social every day. Spredfast is trusted by over 600 customers, including 50% of Interbrand’s 2013 “World’s Best Brands” & seen on all five major broadcast networks and beamed into 40% of the US population’s homes each week through social TV experiences.
Since 1995, SureScore has partnered with school districts of all sizes to provide solutions that improve academic achievement and increase the number of college-ready students. Today, we work with those partners to help thousands of students achieve their academic and life goals.
The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies, two service units and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 131,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. As chancellor, John Sharp serves as chief executive officer of the A&M System under the direction of the Board of Regents.
The Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting and empowering educators and parents to meet the unique social, emotional and intellectual needs of gifted and talented students. TAGT provides more than 3,000 engaged members a forum for exchanging ideas and information about the education of gifted learners through innovative and relevant programs.
The core purpose of Texas Exes is to be an independent voice that champions The University of Texas at Austin and to organize alumni and friends into a formidable network to change the world. The Texas Exes is the go-to source for members and supporters who want to stay informed about campus happenings, cutting-edge research, higher education issues, UT history and traditions, Longhorn sports, and alumni news.
The Texas Hospital Association is the principal advocate for the state’s hospitals and health care systems. THA and its members work to improve accessibility, quality and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Texans. One of the largest hospital associations in the country, THA represents more than 85 percent of the state’s acute-care hospitals and health care systems, which employ some 369,000 health care professionals statewide.
The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation is a mission‐driven grantmaking foundation that seeks innovative, sustainable solutions for human and environmental problems. The foundation works as an engine of change in both policy and practice in Texas, supporting high-impact projects at the nexus of environmental protection, social equity and economic vibrancy.
The Monument Group, LLC, established in 2008, is an Austin-based business advisory and public affairs communications consultancy.The Monument Group provides select clients with public affairs/government relations strategy, business intelligence, corporate positioning, advocacy communications, coalition and grassroots issues management, media services and procurement advice.
The Nature Conservancy works across Texas to conserve and protect the lands and waters on which all life depends. Their on-the-ground conservation work is guided by science and propelled by partnerships, striving to create a broad coalition of people who understand a simple truth: conservation makes people’s lives better.
The Texas Politics Project produces public resources that inform and engage students and citizens. These resources include recorded events with elected officials and political practitioners, interactive data visualizations of University of Texas/Texas Tribune polling and other publicly available data, online courses and a web-based textbook, and political internship listings for students.
The University of Texas Press, founded in 1950, is a scholarly publisher whose mission is to advance and disseminate knowledge through the publication of books, journals and electronic media. It also has a special obligation to the people of Texas to publish authoritative and informative books on the state and region.
Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 160 cities today, Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.
The University Co-op is a not-for-profit corporation owned by the students, faculty and staff of the University of Texas at Austin. During the last 15 years the Co-op has given almost all of the UT schools and colleges major grants for capital and other long-term projects, such as student lounges, career centers, computer laboratories, etc. Since the year 2000, the University Co-op has given over 33 million dollars back to UT in the form of gifts, grants and rebates.
Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels, petrochemical products and power. Valero subsidiaries employ approximately 10,000 people, and assets include 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 2.9 million barrels per day, 11 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.3 billion gallons per year, and a 50-megawatt wind farm. Valero is a Fortune 500 company based in San Antonio.
Vianovo is a boutique management consultancy that works at the intersection of business, policy and politics. We help companies and causes position their brands, win public policy debates, navigate crises and develop new business.
WGU Texas is a nonprofit, online university designed to expand access to higher education for Texas residents. Established by the state of Texas through a partnership with nationally recognized Western Governors University, WGU Texas offers more than 50 accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs in high-demand career fields. WGU Texas offers some of the lowest tuition in the state — most of the university’s degree programs are charged at a flat rate of $2,890 per six-month term, and terms can begin on the first day of any month.
CultureMap is the largest digital lifestyle brand in Texas, delivering 24/7 news and recommendations about the arts, entertainment, dining, society, fashion, sports, real estate and more to 1.2 million unique users every month. Our editorial teams in Austin, Dallas and Houston are committed to providing the very best in local intelligence, tools and services.
Houston Public Media provides high quality local, regional, and national content through a multi-media platform that includes TV 8, News 88.7 and Classical 91.7. Focused on the areas of news and information, arts and culture, and education, Houston Public Media strives to engage audiences with unprecedented access to the content that is meaningful to them – on air, online, at home and everywhere they go.
KLRU-TV, Austin PBS, presents quality content that engages people in the exchange of ideas, the expression of the arts and lifelong learning opportunities. In addition to providing locally produced and quality national television programming, KLRU is also a non-profit organization helping to build a stronger community through educational workshops, community engagement projects and public events.
KUT News, Austin’s NPR station, uses the highest editorial standards to shed light on Central Texas’ civic challenges and opportunities. A founding member of NPR, KUT 90.5 established a news department in 2002. Since then, KUT News has won more than 100 state, national and international awards for journalistic excellence.
Since 1973, Texas Monthly has chronicled life in contemporary Texas, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry and education. As a leisure guide, Texas Monthly continues to be the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums and cultural events with its insightful recommendations.
The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT) is a global media organization dedicated to enhancing society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information. The company includes The New York Times, International New York Times, NYTimes.com, INYT.com and related properties. It is known globally for excellence in its journalism, and innovation in its print and digital storytelling and its business model.
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, we make it possible for every voice to echo around the world, instantly and unfiltered.
Univision Communications Inc. is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., has 16 broadcast, cable and digital networks; 62 television stations; 68 radio stations; and an array of online and mobile apps and products.