Opening Keynote Selected for TAC Legislative Conference

May 13, 2019

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Evan Smith, CEO and Co-Founder of The Texas Tribune Evan Smith, the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, will deliver the opening keynote presentation at the 2019 TAC Legislative Conference, Sept. 4-6, at the Fairmont in Austin. TAC's annual conference will review the 86th legislative session with a focus on the future for Texas counties.

The Texas Tribune is a pioneering nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization whose deep coverage of Texas politics and public policy can be found at its website, 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, sixteen national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and three general excellence awards from the Online News Association.

Smith is also the host of "Overheard with Evan Smith," a weekly half-hour interview program that airs on PBS stations around the country. Previously he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as the magazine's editor and a year as its president and editor in chief.

The annual conference features keynotes, panel discussions and a full slate of information-packed breakout sessions and more.

Visit to register and view details as they become available.