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Open Congress at The Texas Tribune Festival

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Congress Avenue

Between 8th and 11th Streets

Austin, TX 78701

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The Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 29 in downtown Austin for a day of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol.

For the first time, we invite fellow Texans to enjoy Open Congress at the Texas Tribune Festival, a free politics, news and community festival. Held on Austin’s historic Congress Avenue, the event includes riveting speakers, immersive experiences, author signings and community-led conversations. Open Congress will feature three tents chock-full of free and open-to-the-community original programming from The Texas Tribune and Festival media partners.

Speakers announced to take the stage include for U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former mayor of San Antonio Julián Castro (D), former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley (D-NJ), U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), NBC News and MSNBC political correspondent Steve Kornacki, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-CA), U.S. Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX), civil rights activist and organizer DeRay Mckesson, former U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal, former U.S. attorney for the northern district of Alabama Joyce White Vance, former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

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Download the Open Congress program and map (PDF).

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Open Congress is a free, open-to-the-public event. If you are interested in the full Festival experience, check out the program and pass options at festival.texastribune.org.

Parking and shuttle details will be available shortly. RSVP to get updates as they are released.


The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Learn more and become a member at texastribune.org.

Texas Tribune events are supported through contributions from our founding investors and members. Though donors and corporate sponsors underwrite The Texas Tribune events, they play no role in determining the content, panelists or line of questioning.

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Austin, TX 78701

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