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Wednesday, Oct. 13

  10 to 11:15 a.m. - The Texas Challenge: Leading Cities Safely Through the Pandemic

Our kick off CityFest program invites Mayors from across Texas to discuss the challenge of leading cities through the pandemic of 2021, Winter Storm Uri, and continuing challenges to home rule from state elected leaders and the Texas Legislature. The 75 minute program moderated by Editor Robert Rivard invites audience questions and will be streamed on YouTube and Facebook. Featuring panelists:

Other programs include conversations about the spending of federal stimulus funds in our city and county, as well as developments around policing and mental health. Official programming times to be announced soon. 

Thursday, Oct. 14

  11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. - What's Next?  2021 San Antonio CityFest Luncheon featuring Char Miller and special guest moderator Henry Cisneros. 

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts | 100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, TX 78205

A recording of the program will be made available on YouTube following the in-person program. Attendees who register for the virtual programs only tickets will receive the link to the recording of this event. 

Friday, Oct. 15

On Friday we will feature a collaborative virtual panel discussion with San Antonio Startup Week on the future of innovation, technology and journalism. We will also feature another virtual program on the rapid growth of our city. Official programming times to be announced soon. 

   6:30 to 9 p.m. - CityFest: Poetry Night in the Park 

Legacy Park, Downtown | 103 W Houston Street, San Antonio TX 78205

Join us for an evening of spoken word featuring 2nd Verse Poetry, in the heart of downtown San Antonio. Entertainment will begin at 7 p.m., so bring the family and enjoy music and poetry in harmony at Legacy Park.

Saturday, Oct. 16

  8 to 10 a.m. - VIP Trailist bike tour led by Senior Enterprise Reporter Brendan Gibbons and Editor Robert Rivard. More details to be announced soon.


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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The Texas Challenge: Leading Cities Safely Through the Pandemic
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Oscar Leeser
Oscar Leeser City of El Paso, Mayor
Mattie Parker
Mattie Parker City of Fort Worth, Mayor
Ron Nirenberg
Ron Nirenberg City of San Antonio, Mayor
Steve Adler
Steve Adler City of Austin, Mayor
The Thin New Line: Policing and Public Health
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Jenny Hixon
Jenny Hixon Violence Prevention Metro Health, Public Health Administrator
Mike Lozito
Mike Lozito Bexar County, Director of Judicial Services
Jesse Salame
Jesse Salame San Antonio Police Department, Deputy Chief of Staff

Thursday, October 14, 2021

What's Next? The 2021 San Antonio CityFest Keynote Luncheon
Char Miller
Char Miller Pomona College, Author & W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History
Henry Cisneros
Henry Cisneros Former Mayor of San Antonio

Saturday, October 16, 2021

VIP Event: The Trailist Tour
Brendan Gibbons
Brendan Gibbons San Antonio Report, Senior Reporter
Robert Rivard
Robert Rivard San Antonio Report, Editor