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The 2019 Texas Tribune Festival in photos

October 1, 2019
In The News

The 2019 Texas Tribune Festival, held Sept. 26 - 28 in downtown Austin, was the biggest one yet. Thousands turned out to hear hundreds of speakers, attend dozens of panels, watch live podcast recordings and join in countless other special events, large and small. Photographers for the Tribune were there all through the long weekend to capture this uniquely Texan festival of ideas that draws visitors from all over the state, nation and world.

Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith interviews House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at The Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.

 

Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith interviews House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at The Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Eddie Gaspar/The Texas Tribune

 

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi closes the Texas Tribune Festival discussing the possible impeachment of president Donald Trump with editor Evan Smith. Pelosi took a quick break from the Washington drama to make her second appearance at the Festival. (Bob Daemmrich for the Texas Tribune)

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi closes the Texas Tribune Festival discussing the possible impeachment of president Donald Trump with editor Evan Smith. Pelosi took a quick break from the Washington drama to make her second appearance at the Festival. (Bob Daemmrich for the Texas Tribune) Bob Daemmrich

 

 

Kim Olson was among the panelists at the “Democratic Do-Over” panel moderated by Tribune D.C. Bureau Chief Abby Livingston. Others on the panel included Wendy Davis, Sri Kulkarni and Gina Ortiz Jones.

 

Kim Olson was among the panelists at the “Democratic Do-Over” panel moderated by Tribune D.C. Bureau Chief Abby Livingston. Others on the panel included Wendy Davis, Sri Kulkarni and Gina Ortiz Jones. Juan Figueroa for The Texas Tribune

 

Laura Barrón-Lopez moderates the “2020 and the Border” panel with guests Ana Maria Archila, Sylvia Garcia and Ron Nirenberg at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 28, 2019.

 

Laura Barrón-Lopez moderates the “2020 and the Border” panel with guests Ana Maria Archila, Sylvia Garcia and Ron Nirenberg at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 28, 2019. Juan Figueroa for The Texas Tribune

 

Amna Nawaz moderates the “Threat Assessment” panel with guests Jeh Johnson and Michael McCaul at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 28, 2019.

 

Amna Nawaz moderates the “Threat Assessment” panel with guests Jeh Johnson and Michael McCaul at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 28, 2019. Eddie Gaspar for The Texas Tribune

MSNBC news anchors conduct a telecast on Congress Avenue during The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 28, 2019.

 

MSNBC news anchors conduct a telecast on Congress Avenue during The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 28, 2019. Marshall Tidrick for The Texas Tribune

Julian Castro of San Antonio talks with MSNBC journalist Katy Tur ding a Saturday session of the Texas Tribune Festival in downtown Austin. Castro, a former mayor of San Antonio, has been strugling to gain traction in his presidential bid. (Bob Daemmrich for the Texas Tribune)

 

Julian Castro of San Antonio talks with MSNBC journalist Katy Tur ding a Saturday session of the Texas Tribune Festival in downtown Austin. Castro, a former mayor of San Antonio, has been strugling to gain traction in his presidential bid. (Bob Daemmrich for the Texas Tribune) Bob Daemmrich