Celebrating #TribFest20 With FAST FACTS

Last year, Texas 2036 partnered with the Texas Tribune’s annual Tribune Festival to launch our new website, announce our statewide board, and introduce ourselves to thousands of Texans who appreciate smart conversations about Texas’ present and its future. 

We worked with the Tribune to host a series of panel discussions on Congress in Austin, practically in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. Key thought leaders and decision-makers offered provocative perspectives on a wide range of burning issues over the three days of TribFest 2019. For a data-driven organization like ours that’s focused on Texas’ future, it really was a festival. 

This year, to align with the new month-long virtual format of #TribFest20, we partnered again with the Texas Tribune to launch a series of FAST FACTS videos. Each one seeks to provide sourced, factual information across 15 important topic areas:

K-12 Education

Higher Education

Health Care

Criminal Justice

Voter Turnout

Government Performance




COVID-19’s Impact on Texas


Rural Texas




Each video provides 30 seconds of key facts and figures that help set the table for solutions-oriented discussions about Texas’ future. These align with the great programming at the Tribune Festival and its compelling sessions featuring top Texas leaders

Watch our social media channels, which will feature these videos all month as these conversations happen. Please also visit our website to tell us what issues are most important to you and continue the conversation about these important topics.

Texans need to know where things stand today in order to discuss where we’re headed. Together, we can make sure Texas is the best place to live and work for future generations.

Please join this important conversation by telling us which issues are most important to you!