Texas Politics Past and Future
On the heels of the Texas Legislative Special Session, the Texas Tribune's Evan Smith joins us to walk us through what happened and why.
He will also do a very personal preview of the upcoming Texas Tribune Festival. The festival has brought together more than 250 speakers to discuss topics including education, climate change, the presidency and the role of media in 2017.
About our speaker
Evan Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune.
The Tribune is a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization. Its deep coverage of Texas politics and public policy can be found at its website, texastribune.org, in newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the state, and in the print and online editions of the Washington Post.
Since its launch in 2009, the Tribune has won international acclaim and numerous honors, including a Peabody Award, thirteen national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and three general excellence awards from the Online News Association. Previously Evan spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as Editor and a year as President and Editor-in-Chief.
MBC Members: We’re Falling For You
Exciting news! September is MBC’s Member Appreciation Month with fabulous weekly prizes for members and lower breakfast rates for future members.
Two lucky MBC members attending breakfast September 13 will each win a $25 gift certificate from Antonelli’s Cheese Shop! Pick up your raffle ticket at the MBC registration desk; must be present to win. Don’t delay! Sign up for your place at breakfast now!
6:50am - Coffee & Networking
7:10am - Breakfast Buffet
7:25am - Introductions & Announcements
7:50am - Speaker Introduction
8:20am - Q&A
8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Directions and Parking to UT Club
Breakfast Fees & Policy