Speakers

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Stacey Abrams Stacey Abrams

Founder of Fair Fight Action and Former Democratic Candidate for Georgia Governor

Art Acevedo Art Acevedo

Chief of the Houston Police Department

Steve Adler Steve Adler

Mayor of Austin

Julián Aguilar Julián Aguilar

Immigration & Border Security Reporter at The Texas Tribune

Tim Alberta Tim Alberta

Chief Political Correspondent for POLITICO

Elsa Alcala Elsa Alcala

Policy Director for Texas Defender Service

Yamiche Alcindor Yamiche Alcindor

White House Correspondent for PBS NewsHour

Colin Allred Colin Allred

U.S. Representative

Jonathan Alter Jonathan Alter

Author and Columnist for The Daily Beast

Charlotte Alter Charlotte Alter

National Correspondent for TIME

Carol Alvarado Carol Alvarado

State Senator

Peter Ambler Peter Ambler

Executive Director and Co-Founder of Giffords

Joel Anderson Joel Anderson

Staff Writer at Slate

Allison Arieff Allison Arieff

Senior Editor of CityMetric-The New Statesman

Kimberly Atkins Kimberly Atkins

Opinion Writer at the Boston Globe

Nicole Austin-Hillery Nicole Austin-Hillery

Executive Director of U.S. Programs at Human Rights Watch

Eva-Marie Ayala Eva-Marie Ayala

Education Lab Editor for The Dallas Morning News

Bun B Bun B

Houston Rapper and Activist

Brian Babin Brian Babin

U.S. Representative

Benji Backer Benji Backer

President of the American Conservation Coalition

Peter Baker Peter Baker

Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times

Laura Barrón-López Laura Barrón-López

National Political Reporter for POLITICO

Jordana Barton Jordana Barton

Senior Adviser in the San Antonio Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Emily Bazelon Emily Bazelon

Co-Host of Slate's Political Gabfest and Staff Writer for The New York Times Magazine

Paul Begala Paul Begala

Commentator for CNN and Democratic Political Strategist

Katie Benner Katie Benner

Justice Department Reporter at the New York Times

Paul Bettencourt Paul Bettencourt

State Senator

Keri Blakinger Keri Blakinger

Reporter at The Marshall Project

César Blanco César Blanco

State Representative

Jamelle Bouie Jamelle Bouie

Opinion Columnist for The New York Times

Krys Boyd Krys Boyd

Host of KERA's “Think”

Margaret Brennan Margaret Brennan

Moderator of Face the Nation & Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent for CBS News

Brittany Britto Brittany Britto

Higher Education Reporter at The Houston Chronicle

Robert Bullard Robert Bullard

Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University

Michael Burgess Michael Burgess

U.S. Representative

Colette Pierce Burnette Colette Pierce Burnette

President of Huston-Tillotson University

Katelyn Burns Katelyn Burns

Contributing Writer at Vox

Dustin Burrows Dustin Burrows

State Representative

Jeb Bush Jeb Bush

Former Governor of Florida

Tamika Butler Tamika Butler

Founder and Principal at Tamika L. Butler Consulting, LLC

Chasten Buttigieg Chasten Buttigieg

Author and Teacher

Donna Campbell Donna Campbell

State Senator

Jonathan Capehart Jonathan Capehart

Opinion Columnist & Editorial Board Member at The Washington Post

Giovanni Capriglione Giovanni Capriglione

State Representative

Marc Caputo Marc Caputo

Senior Reporter at POLITICO Florida

Chrysta Castañeda Chrysta Castañeda

Democratic Candidate for Texas Railroad Commission

Joaquin Castro Joaquin Castro

U.S. Representative

Julián Castro Julián Castro

Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Maurice Chammah Maurice Chammah

Staff Writer at The Marshall Project

Sam Chandan Sam Chandan

Dean of the Schack Institute of Real Estate at NYU

Ale Checka Ale Checka

Seventh Grade Teacher in the Fort Worth Independent School District

Robert Chesney Robert Chesney

James Baker Chair & Associate Dean at the University of Texas School of Law and Co-Founder of Lawfare

Hillary Rodham Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton

Former U.S. Secretary of State

Jane Coaston Jane Coaston

Senior Politics Reporter at Vox

Gary Cohn Gary Cohn

Former Director of the National Economic Council

Garnet Coleman Garnet Coleman

State Representative

Nicole Collier Nicole Collier

State Representative

Genevieve Collins Genevieve Collins

Republican Candidate for Texas' 32nd Congressional District

Pamela Colloff Pamela Colloff

Senior Writer at ProPublica and Writer-at-Large for The New York Times Magazine

Robert Costa Robert Costa

National Political Reporter for The Washington Post

Ana Marie Cox Ana Marie Cox

Host of Crooked Media's "With Friends Like These" Podcast

Brandon Creighton Brandon Creighton

State Senator

Dan Crenshaw Dan Crenshaw

U.S. Representative

Kambri Crews Kambri Crews

Author and Daughter of a Texas Prison Inmate who contracted COVID-19

Ted Cruz Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator

Sarah Darville Sarah Darville

National Editor at Chalkbeat

Kristi Daugherty Kristi Daugherty

CEO of Emergence Health Network

Alphonso David Alphonso David

President of the Human Rights Campaign

Sarah Davis Sarah Davis

State Representative

Wendy Davis Wendy Davis

Democratic Candidate for Texas' 21st Congressional District

John Dickerson John Dickerson

Correspondent for 60 Minutes and Co-Host of Slate's “Political Gabfest”

Raven Douglas Raven Douglas

Political Director for MOVETexas

David M. Drucker David M. Drucker

Senior Political Correspondent for the Washington Examiner

Arne Duncan Arne Duncan

Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Beth Van Duyne Beth Van Duyne

Republican Candidate for Texas' 24th Congressional District

Sarah Eckhardt Sarah Eckhardt

State Senator

Marc Elias Marc Elias

Attorney and Chair of the Political Law Group at Perkins Coie

Veronica Escobar Veronica Escobar

U.S. Representative

Anthony Fauci Anthony Fauci

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Mitchell Ferman Mitchell Ferman

Energy and Economy Reporter for The Texas Tribune

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Lizzie Pannill Fletcher

U.S. Representative

Mike Flores Mike Flores

Chancellor of Alamo Colleges

Richard Florida Richard Florida

Co-Founder & Senior Editor at The Atlantic City Lab and University Professor at University of Toronto’s School of Cities and Rotman School of Management

James Frank James Frank

State Representative

Tom Frieden Tom Frieden

Former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bill Fulton Bill Fulton

Director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University

Sylvia Garcia Sylvia Garcia

U.S. Representative

Juan Pablo Garnham Juan Pablo Garnham

Urban Affairs Reporter for The Texas Tribune

Major Garrett Major Garrett

Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News

Alicia Garza Alicia Garza

Co-Founder of Black Futures Lab

Antonio Garza Antonio Garza

Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

José Garza José Garza

Democratic Candidate for Travis County District Attorney

Steven Garza Steven Garza

Star of "Boys State"

Eddie Gaspar Eddie Gaspar

Photographer for The Texas Tribune

Robert Gates Robert Gates

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense

Gabrielle Giffords Gabrielle Giffords

Co-Founder of Giffords and Former U.S. Representative

Susan Glasser Susan Glasser

Staff Writer at The New Yorker

Katie Glueck Katie Glueck

Political Reporter at The New York Times

LaTonya M. Goffney LaTonya M. Goffney

Superintendent of the Aldine Independent School District

Bianna Golodryga Bianna Golodryga

Senior Global Affairs Analyst & Substitute Anchor for CNN

Joe Gonzales Joe Gonzales

Bexar County District Attorney

Ed Gonzalez Ed Gonzalez

Harris County Sheriff

Mary González Mary González

State Representative

Michael Grady Michael Grady

Senior Pastor at Prince of Peace Christian Fellowship

Erica Green Erica Green

Washington Correspondent for The New York Times

Erica Grieder Erica Grieder

Metro Columnist at the Houston Chronicle

Jean Guerrero Jean Guerrero

Investigative Reporter at KPBS San Diego

Vanita Gupta Vanita Gupta

President & CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Garrett Haake Garrett Haake

Washington Correspondent for MSNBC

Maggie Haberman Maggie Haberman

White House Correspondent for The New York Times

Errin Haines Errin Haines

Editor-at-Large for The 19th

Nikole Hannah-Jones Nikole Hannah-Jones

Staff Writer at The New York Times Magazine

Jennifer Harris Jennifer Harris

State Program Director for Connected Nation

Jay Hartzell Jay Hartzell

Interim President of the University of Texas at Austin

Chris Hayes Chris Hayes

Host of MSNBC's "All In"

Katharine Hayhoe Katharine Hayhoe

Atmospheric Scientist and Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University

Glenn Hegar Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller

MJ Hegar MJ Hegar

Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas

Brenda Hellyer Brenda Hellyer

Chancellor of San Jacinto College

Lina Hidalgo Lina Hidalgo

Harris County Judge

Maria Hinojosa Maria Hinojosa

Anchor & Executive Producer of Latino USA and Founder, President & CEO of Futuro Media

Michael Hinojosa Michael Hinojosa

Superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District

Larry Hogan Larry Hogan

Governor of Maryland

Eric Holder Eric Holder

Former U.S. Attorney General

Chris Hollins Chris Hollins

Harris County Clerk

Peter Hotez Peter Hotez

Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Co-Director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children's Hospital

Donna Howard Donna Howard

State Representative

Pu Ying Huang Pu Ying Huang

Photographer

Dan Huberty Dan Huberty

State Representative

Laura Huffman Laura Huffman

President & CEO of the Austin Chamber of Commerce

Wesley Hunt Wesley Hunt

Republican Candidate for Texas' 7th Congressional District

Kay Bailey Hutchison Kay Bailey Hutchison

U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO

Larry Irving Larry Irving

Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and Former Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Stacy-Marie Ishmael Stacy-Marie Ishmael

Editorial Director for The Texas Tribune

Celia Israel Celia Israel

State Representative

Ronny Jackson Ronny Jackson

Republican Candidate for Texas' 13th Congressional District

Amy Myers Jaffe Amy Myers Jaffe

Managing Director of the Climate Policy Lab at Tufts University Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy

Clay Jenkins Clay Jenkins

Dallas County Judge

Alexis McGill Johnson Alexis McGill Johnson

President & CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Founder & CEO of Ocean Collectiv

Eric Johnson Eric Johnson

Mayor of Dallas

Jeh Johnson Jeh Johnson

Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

Gina Ortiz Jones Gina Ortiz Jones

Democratic Candidate for Texas' 23rd Congressional District

Peniel Joseph Peniel Joseph

Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin

Gromer Jeffers Jr. Gromer Jeffers Jr.

Political Writer for The Dallas Morning News

Miguel Gutierrez Jr. Miguel Gutierrez Jr.

Photo Editor & Photographer for The Texas Tribune

Robert Kaplan Robert Kaplan

President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Harrison Keller Harrison Keller

Texas Higher Education Commissioner

Sal Khan Sal Khan

Founder & CEO of Khan Academy

Renu Khator Renu Khator

Chancellor of the University of Houston System and President of the University of Houston

Amy Klobuchar Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Senator

Natasha Korecki Natasha Korecki

National Correspondent for POLITICO

Joel Kotkin Joel Kotkin

Executive Director of the Urban Reform Institute

Sri Kulkarni Sri Kulkarni

Democratic Candidate for Texas' 22nd Congressional District

María Teresa Kumar María Teresa Kumar

President & CEO of Voto Latino

Taneshia Nash Laird Taneshia Nash Laird

President and CEO of Newark Symphony Hall

Andy Langer Andy Langer

Afternoon Host on Austin City Limits Radio

Trymaine Lee Trymaine Lee

MSNBC Correspondent and Host of the “Into America” Podcast

Marc Levin Marc Levin

Chief of Policy & Innovation at Right on Crime at the Texas Public Policy Foundation

Matt K. Lewis Matt K. Lewis

Senior Columnist for The Daily Beast and Commentator for CNN

Dara Lind Dara Lind

Reporter at ProPublica

Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

Senior Editor at Slate and Host of the “Amicus” Podcast

Harry Litman Harry Litman

Former U.S Attorney and Deputy Assistant U.S. Attorney General and Host of the "Talking Feds" Podcast

Abby Livingston Abby Livingston

Washington Bureau Chief for The Texas Tribune

Wesley Lowery Wesley Lowery

Correspondent for 60 Minutes’ “60 in 6”

Tom Luce Tom Luce

Founder & Chair of Texas 2036

Shefali Luthra Shefali Luthra

Health Care Reporter for The 19th

Corrie MacLaggan Corrie MacLaggan

Managing Editor for The Texas Tribune

Rachel Maddow Rachel Maddow

Host of “The Rachel Maddow Show”

Jamil Madi Jamil Madi

Chief of Critical Care Medicine and Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Valley Baptist Hospital

Dee Margo Dee Margo

Mayor of El Paso

Ricky Martinez Ricky Martinez

Director of External Relations for Taylor Telecom

Mimi Marziani Mimi Marziani

President of the Texas Civil Rights Project

Amanda McBaine Amanda McBaine

Film producer

Alexi McCammond Alexi McCammond

Political Reporter at Axios

Michael McCaul Michael McCaul

U.S. Representative

Scott McClelland Scott McClelland

President of H-E-B Food/Drug Stores

Jolie McCullough Jolie McCullough

Criminal Justice Reporter for The Texas Tribune

H.R. McMaster H.R. McMaster

Former U.S. National Security Adviser

Jon Meacham Jon Meacham

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author and Historian

Alicia Menendez Alicia Menendez

MSNBC Anchor

J.B. Milliken J.B. Milliken

Chancellor of the University of Texas System

Tony Montero Tony Montero

CEO of Hai Hospitality

Joe Moody Joe Moody

State Representative

Chas Moore Chas Moore

Founder & Executive Director of the Austin Justice Coalition

Mike Morath Mike Morath

Texas Education Commissioner

Jesse Moss Jesse Moss

Actor and filmmaker

Peter Mullan Peter Mullan

CEO of the Waterloo Greenway Conservancy

Thalia Muñoz Thalia Muñoz

CEO of Starr County Memorial Hospital

Melissa Murray Melissa Murray

Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law at New York University School of Law

Shannon Najmabadi Shannon Najmabadi

Women's Health Reporter for The Texas Tribune

Ellen Nakashima Ellen Nakashima

National Security Reporter for The Washington Post

Amna Nawaz Amna Nawaz

National Correspondent & Substitute Anchor for PBS NewsHour

Annie Nelson Annie Nelson

Founder of Annie's Edibles and Willie's Remedy

Willie Nelson Willie Nelson

Musician

Ron Nirenberg Ron Nirenberg

Mayor of San Antonio

Beto O’Rourke Beto O’Rourke

Former U.S. Representative and Former Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate

Anna Palmer Anna Palmer

Senior Washington Correspondent for POLITICO

Jennifer Palmieri Jennifer Palmieri

Former Director of White House Communications for President Barack Obama

Annise Parker Annise Parker

President & CEO of the LGBTQ Victory Fund & Institute

Ashley Parker Ashley Parker

White House Reporter for The Washington Post

Steven Pedigo Steven Pedigo

Director of the LBJ Urban Lab at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin

Devereaux Peters Devereaux Peters

Film Producer, Two-Time WNBA Champion and Founding Member of the Everytown Athletic Council

Dade Phelan Dade Phelan

State Representative

Karen Pierce Karen Pierce

British Ambassador to the U.S.

Emma Platoff Emma Platoff

Justice and Politics Reporter at The Texas Tribune

David Plotz David Plotz

Former CEO of Atlas Obscura and Co-Host of Slate's “Political Gabfest”

David Plouffe David Plouffe

Campaign Manager & White House Senior Adviser for Barack Obama

James Politi James Politi

World Trade Editor for The Financial Times

Cassandra Pollock Cassandra Pollock

State Politics Reporter for The Texas Tribune

Katie Porter Katie Porter

U.S. Representative

Samantha Power Samantha Power

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Varshini Prakash Varshini Prakash

Co-Founder & Executive Director of Sunrise Movement

Betsy Price Betsy Price

Mayor of Fort Worth

Four Price Four Price

State Representative

Yvonne Ramón Yvonne Ramón

Hidalgo County Elections Administrator

Ross Ramsey Ross Ramsey

Executive Editor of The Texas Tribune

Emily Ramshaw Emily Ramshaw

CEO & Co-Founder of The 19th

Dan Rather Dan Rather

Legendary Journalist and Founder of News & Guts

Bonnie Reese Bonnie Reese

Regional Consulting Practice Area Leader at Gensler

Joy Reid Joy Reid

MSNBC Anchor and Host of "The ReidOut"

Maria Ressa Maria Ressa

Author and CEO of Rappler

Josie Duffy Rice Josie Duffy Rice

President of The Appeal and Host of the “Justice in America” Podcast

Susan Rice Susan Rice

Former National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama

Cecile Richards Cecile Richards

Co-Founder of Supermajority

Mimi Rocah Mimi Rocah

Democratic Candidate for District Attorney in Westchester County, New York, and Former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York

Alana Rocha Alana Rocha

Multimedia Reporter for The Texas Tribune

Cristina Rodríguez Cristina Rodríguez

Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law at Yale Law School

Avik Roy Avik Roy

Co-Founder & President of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity

Chip Roy Chip Roy

U.S. Representative

Marco Rubio Marco Rubio

U.S. Senator

Stephanie Ruhle Stephanie Ruhle

Correspondent for NBC News and Anchor for "MSNBC Live"

Hana El Sahly Hana El Sahly

Infectious Disease Expert and Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine

Alex Samuels Alex Samuels

Political Reporter for The Texas Tribune

Rohith Saravanan Rohith Saravanan

Chief Medical Officer of Odessa Regional Medical Center

Steve Schmidt Steve Schmidt

Co-Founder of The Lincoln Project and National Political Strategist

John Schwartz John Schwartz

Science Writer at The New York Times

Terry Scoggin Terry Scoggin

CEO of Titus Regional Medical Center

Kel Seliger Kel Seliger

State Senator

John Sharp John Sharp

Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System

Jake Sherman Jake Sherman

Senior Writer at POLITICO

Mitchell Silver Mitchell Silver

New York City Parks Commissioner

Andy Slavitt Andy Slavitt

Acting Administrator of the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services under President Barack Obama

Evan Smith Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune

Michael Sorrell Michael Sorrell

President of Paul Quinn College

Victoria DeFrancesco Soto Victoria DeFrancesco Soto

Assistant Dean of Civic Engagement & External Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin

Margaret Spellings Margaret Spellings

Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Paige Stanford Paige Stanford

Middle School Teacher in the Waco Independent School District

Todd Staples Todd Staples

President of the Texas Oil & Gas Association

Gloria Steinem Gloria Steinem

Writer, Lecturer, Political Activist and Feminist Organizer

Stuart Stevens Stuart Stevens

Republican Political Strategist

Joe Straus Joe Straus

Former Speaker of the Texas House

Margaret Sullivan Margaret Sullivan

Media Columnist for The Washington Post

Patrick Svitek Patrick Svitek

Political Reporter for The Texas Tribune

Aliyya Swaby Aliyya Swaby

Public Education Reporter for The Texas Tribune

Kara Swisher Kara Swisher

Contributing Opinion Writer at the New York Times and Editor-at-Large at Recode

Jake Tapper Jake Tapper

Anchor of CNN's The Lead and State of the Union

Shelby Tauber Shelby Tauber

Photographer

Larry Taylor Larry Taylor

State Senator

Van Taylor Van Taylor

U.S. Representative

Jon Tester Jon Tester

U.S. Senator

Senfronia Thompson Senfronia Thompson

State Representative

Jonathan Tilove Jonathan Tilove

Chief Political Writer for the Austin American-Statesman

Zahira Torres Zahira Torres

Senior Editor at ProPublica

Somil Trivedi Somil Trivedi

Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU

Michael Tubbs Michael Tubbs

Mayor of Stockton, California

Karen Tumulty Karen Tumulty

Columnist for The Washington Post

Chris Turner Chris Turner

State Representative

Sylvester Turner Sylvester Turner

Mayor of Houston

Mark Updegrove Mark Updegrove

President & CEO of the LBJ Foundation

Alexa Ura Alexa Ura

Demographics Reporter for The Texas Tribune

Candace Valenzuela Candace Valenzuela

Democratic Candidate for Texas' 24th Congressional District

Jordan Vonderhaar Jordan Vonderhaar

Photographer

Darren Walker Darren Walker

President of the Ford Foundation

Edgar Walters Edgar Walters

Health Care Reporter for The Texas Tribune

Matthew Watkins Matthew Watkins

Managing Editor of The Texas Tribune

Kirk Watson Kirk Watson

Dean of the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston

Earl Anthony Wayne Earl Anthony Wayne

Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

Michael Webber Michael Webber

Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin

David Weigel David Weigel

National Political Correspondent for The Washington Post

Joe Weisenthal Joe Weisenthal

News Editor for the Americas at Bloomberg and Co-Host of "What'd You Miss?"

Allen West Allen West

Chair of the Texas Republican Party

Beth White Beth White

President & CEO of the Houston Parks Board

James White James White

State Representative

John Whitmire John Whitmire

State Senator

Michelle Williams Michelle Williams

Editorial Director for TexasMonthly.com

Adam Willmann Adam Willmann

President & CEO of Goodall-Witcher Healthcare

Mike Wilson Mike Wilson

Editor of the Dallas Morning News

Rick Wilson Rick Wilson

Co-Founder of The Lincoln Project and Republican Media Strategist

Bob Woodward Bob Woodward

Author and Associate Editor at The Washington Post

Jim Wright Jim Wright

Republican Candidate for Texas Railroad Commission

Lawrence Wright Lawrence Wright

Staff Writer at The New Yorker

Andrew Yang Andrew Yang

Former 2020 Democratic Candidate for U.S. President

Matt Yglesias Matt Yglesias

Co-Founder & Senior Correspondent at Vox

Andrew Young Andrew Young

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Crystal Zermeño Crystal Zermeño

Director of Electoral Strategy for Texas Organizing Project

Salena Zito Salena Zito

National Political Reporter at the Washington Examiner