The Future of Rural Texas

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Texas Tech University – Student Union Building

2625 15th St.

Sixth Floor

Lubbock, TX 79409

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The Texas Tribune will sit down with lawmakers, community leaders and citizens across the state to discuss the future of rural Texas.

About this Event

The Texas Tribune is pleased to present its "Future of" series, exploring the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for Texas' government, business and civic communities.

Join us in Lubbock or on our livestream for a two-day series of discussions on how a state with a proud ranching and agricultural history honors its heritage while acknowledging and embracing the realities of the modern world — how, in a era of rapid urbanization, state government continues to provide the resources necessary to accommodate and uplift the nearly 3 million of us (more than the population of 18 states) who still live in rural communities. We’ll talk public and higher education, health care, natural resources, infrastructure investment, economic development, broadband access and more, and we’ll preview — with legislators, local officials and other sons and daughters of rural Texas — the certain priorities and likely hot buttons of the 87th Legislative Session.

RSVPs FOR THIS EVENT WILL OPEN IN SEPTEMBER 2020. SIGN UP HERE TO RECEIVE IMPORTANT DETAILS AND UPDATES ABOUT THE EVENT.

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We have a block of rooms reserved for attendees of this event at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center nearby campus for the nights of Sunday, Nov. 8 and Monday, Nov. 9. To book your room in our block, use this link.

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This event will take place in the Red Raider Ballroom, located in the Texas Tech University Student Union Building. The event is free and open to the public . Each panel of the event will also be livestreamed at texastribune.org/events.

Parking details will be available closer to the event.

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.

This event is presented by Texas Rural Funders Collaborative. Major sponsors for this event are NRG Energy, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute / The Hackett Center, Texas Farm Bureau, TEXAS 2036 and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas . It is supported by Office of Public Insurance Counsel and TORCH –Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals and hosted by Texas Tech University.

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

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Texas Tech University – Student Union Building

2625 15th St.

Sixth Floor

Lubbock, TX 79409

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