The Texas Tribune Festival is a multi-day celebration of big, bold ideas about politics and public policy, featuring conversations with the leaders and influencers making the news. Each fall, the Festival engages, challenges and surprises attendees with big-name speakers, engaging panel discussions, unexpected talent mashups, can’t-miss interviews and more, all curated by the award-winning journalists at The Texas Tribune. TribFest is for big thinkers personally interested in (or professionally connected to) politics, public policy or current events — anyone who cares about the influences shaping Texas’ future. Knowing your way around politics or its players is not a requirement for enjoying TribFest. If you want to hear from, and converse with, powerful people who have influence over your life and the things you care most about, TribFest is for you. We welcome students, educators, lobbyists, engaged Texans, CEOs, veterans, concerned parents and the like to our annual celebration of big, bold ideas.