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2016 Dare Texas Summit
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2016 DARE TEXAS Summit
November 30 - December 1, 2016
Hyatt Regency, Austin, TX
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The Center for Public Policy Priorities is proud to announce our upcoming 2016 William P. Hobby, Jr., DARE TEXAS Summit, November 30 – December 1, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Lady Bird Lake in Austin.

Named after former Texas Lt. Governor William Hobby, the two-day event will bring together over 300 advocates, leaders, policy experts, visionaries and artists representing the diverse voices and faces of Texas. The biennial Summit will unite Austin Capitol insiders with local leaders from across the state, all working to ensure that every Texan is healthy, well-educated, and financially secure.
Confirmed Speakers
We are proud to announce that our first round of confirmed speakers for the 2016 DARE TEXAS Summit include:

  • Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins
  • El Paso County Judge Verónica Escobar
  • Harris County Judge Ed Emmett

More speakers and full agenda coming soon!

Not your ordinary conference...

The DARE TEXAS Summit dares our state to be the best for hard-working people and their families. From art to storytelling—and yes, policy analysis—we will explore how to make Texas the best state for everyone—across income, ZIP code, gender, race and ethnicity.

Shaping Our Future...

On the heels of contentious national elections and just ahead of the 2017 Texas Legislative session, the DARE Texas Summit will take place at an important moment for our state's future. Attendees will get the policy background and connections they need to help shape the state they want for future generations.

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