2021 Schedule

Char Miller, W.M. Keck

Wednesday, October 13

The Texas Challenge: Leading Cities Safely Through the Pandemic – 10 to 11:15 a.m.
Register for your free virtual pass here

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: 

  • Mayor Steve Adler, City of Austin  
  • Mayor Ron Nirenberg, City of San Antonio
  • Mayor Mattie Parker, City of Fort Worth

Additional virtual programs and schedule to be announced soon.

Thursday, October 14

San Antonio CityFest Luncheon – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Join us for the fourth annual San Antonio CityFest luncheon featuring keynote speaker, Char Miller. Char is the author of “West Side Rising: How San Antonio’s 1921 Flood Devastated a City and Sparked a Latino Environmental Justice Movement” and W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History at Pomona College. Following a keynote presentation on the central themes of his new literary release, he’ll join our special guest moderator, Henry Cisneros, on stage for a 30 minute dialogue exploring how the events of 1921 served to shape the future trajectory of San Antonio. Editor Robert Rivard will serve as emcee for the luncheon program.

Event Emcee: Editor, Robert Rivard
Featuring Keynote Speaker: Char Miller, W. M. Keck, Professor of Environmental Analysis and History at Pomona College and Author of West Side Rising: How San Antonio’s 1921 Flood Devastated a City and Sparked a Latino Environmental Justice Movement
Moderated by: Henry Cisneros

This event will be livestreamed on the San Antonio Report’s YouTube channel after the event. 

Friday, October 15

Join us for the morning or afternoon for virtual panel discussions on topics like the future of work, innovation, technology and journalism. Register for your free virtual pass here to receive updates on programming and streaming links. 

CityFest in the Park –  6:30 to 9 p.m.
Free to all – RSVP’s are recommended and available here.

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 a blanket and enjoy food, drinks, music and poetry in harmony at Legacy Park.

Saturday, October 16

The Trailist Tour led by Senior Enterprise Reporter, Brendan Gibbons and Editor, Robert Rivard. More details coming soon. Interested in joining the ride? Purchase your ticket here.

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