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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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Join The Texas Tribune in downtown Austin for a day of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all at the doorstep of the Texas Capitol. Open Congress will feature numerous tents chock-full of free and open-to-the-community original programming from The Texas Tribune and Festival media partners.

The 2019 Festival, as in year’s past, will feature some of the biggest and most relevant names on stage. In 2018, the Festival welcomed former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D), former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (R), U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Helotes), Democratic candidates for U.S. President Beto O'Rourke and Julián Castro, co-host of Showtime’s “The Circus” Alex Wagner, former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates, author and civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson, U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-Austin), former White House deputy chief of staff for George W. Bush Karl Rove, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, comedian and host of the “Black on the Air” podcast Larry Wilmore, author and former head of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath, Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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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.



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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