TribFest offers UT special opportunity
Next weekend, Sept 27-29, the Texas Tribune and UT Austin will partner for the third time in presenting TribFest, a gathering on the UT campus of Texas newsmakers, journalists, and thought leaders to examine some of the most important policy issues affecting our state.
UT faculty, staff, and students can attend for a discounted rate of $50. Students (high school and college) have the option of working one shift of the event in exchange for admission to the festival plus several special events designed just for them in coordination with UT’s Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life. Full details are online. Student highlights include:
- Friday, 9/27 – Kick-off pizza party for students at the Cactus Cafe with networking tips and help on getting the most out of the festival.
- Saturday, 9/28 – A student lounge stocked with snacks, drinks, and charging stations is open all day in the Student Activity Center, Room 1.106. Throughout the day, students can attend several private sessions in the lounge with festival sponsors and speakers.
- Sunday, 9/29 – Following the festival’s closing session, students attend a live TribCast podcast recording in KUT’s Studio 1A featuring free lunch, a KUT tour, a performance by Kevin Russell of The Gourds, and more.
For more information, visit:
#StudentsAtTheFest site: http://www.texastribune.org/festival/2013/students/
Tribune Festival site: http://www.texastribune.org/festival/2013/home/
This is one of the many extracurricular events on our campus that adds tremendous value to a UT Austin education. I hope many of you take advantage of it.