Great Conversations Program

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Great Conversations Program

You are invited to the 2023 Great Conversations event

The 10th annual fundraiser and celebration of civic life

From the Annette Strauss Institute


Tuesday, February 7, 2023

AT&T Conference Center Zlotnik Ballroom

1900 University Avenue, Austin, Texas 78705


5:30 p.m.

     Sponsor Reception for conversation leaders, sponsors, and their guests 

6:30 p.m.

     Dinner, Program, and Table Conversation

This year's event features the following:


Presenting the Shirley Bird Perry Longhorn Citizenship Award to

Dr. Roderick Hart

Founding Director of the Annette Strauss Institute, former Dean of the Moody College of Communication, and Professor at the University of Texas at Austin

Special Recognition of Blackridge Founder

Rusty Kelley

for his long-time support of the Annette Strauss Institute and tireless dedication to civic engagement in Texas

Signature Panel: What’s Next? Texas After the 2022 Elections


Katrice Hardy

Executive Editor of The Dallas Morning News

Dr. James Henson

Director of the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin

Maria Reeve

Executive Editor of the Houston Chronicle



Please click here to purchase a ticket, either for yourself or for a student to attend on your behalf!

Please click here to sponsor a table.