Great Conversations 2023
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Great Conversations 2022: The Future of Texas
On March 22, 2022, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life hosted Great Conversations 2022: The Future of Texas at the AT&T Center, The University of Texas at Austin.
Great Conversations is the Annette Strauss Institute’s signature, annual fundraising event to benefit our education, outreach, and research programs. At the event, we celebrate a commitment to civic involvement with a panel conversation among distinguished speakers, the presentation of the Shirley Bird Perry Longhorn Citizenship Award, and table conversations led by prominent statewide and community leaders.
Over the years, Great Conversations has become an annual convening of elected officials and staff, community and student leaders, university faculty and administrators, and members of the press.
Facilitated by the Event Co-Chairs Denise Davis and Linda Moore, we discussed The Future of Texas, including both challenges and opportunities in topics ranging from the economy to public health to local media. The event asked guests to think with each other about the role of our great state in the years to come. Watch videos that highlighted a year of the Institute's events, the evening's panel discussion, and the acceptance speech for the Shirley Bird Perry Longhorn Citizenship Award.
The Ryan Foundation
Linda & Max Addison
Davis Kaufman, PLLC
Edward S. Knight
The Hunt Family Foundation
Texas Electric Cooperatives
Texas Mutual Insurance Company
Toyota Motor North America & Gulf States Toyota
The Honorable Jim & Ginny Turner
Carlos Zaffirini, Jr.
The Jack Brooks Foundation
Foley & Lardner LLP
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
Blackridge / Rusty Kelley
Janie & Cappy McGarr
Lower Colorado River Authority
Rodney & Cristie Schlosser