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Texas Disability Issues Forum

Texas Disability Issues Forum

September 19, 2022 | Austin Texas

Texas Disability Issues Forum
It's not too late

About TDIF

Registration is now closed.

The Texas Disability Issues Forum (TDIF) is back for the 2022 midterm elections! Join us Monday September 19, 2022 in Austin to find out what major party candidates have to say on your most pressing issues, from healthcare to elections to education, and more!

Candidates who have confirmed participation include: Susan Hays (Democrat for Agriculture Commissioner), Rochelle Garza (Democrat for Attorney General), Mike Collier (Democrat for Lt. Governor), and Beto O’Rourke (Democrat for Governor). Other invited candidates are still pending!

TDIF is a nonpartisan, one-day event, where candidates for elected statewide office address concerns of Texans with disabilities. We invite both Democrat and Republican candidates for the offices of Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and Agriculture Commissioner. This is not a debate. TDIF consists of a series of one-on-one candidate interviews, conducted by an impartial moderator.

Thanks to TDIF media partner, the Texas Tribune, for providing independent moderators Patrick Svitek and James Barragán to interview confirmed candidates. The Texas Tribune will also broadcast the TDIF live stream here.

On a light blue background, the TDIF logo appears, a white shape of Texas with the words Texas Disability Issues Forum on top in dark blue and bright red. The logo fades into a photo of a side shot of a packed audience, many applauding. At the bottom, white text reads Sept. 19, Austin TX.

TDIF at a Glance

Monday, September 19, 2022

AT&T Conference Center
1900 University Avenue, Austin, Texas

Agenda
9 am Check in opens
10 am Welcome + Live stream begins
10:15 am First candidate interview
1 pm Boxed lunches served
2 pm Adjourn

Organizers: REV UP Texas, the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, +50 co-organizers and co-hosts

Get involved

Attend, Watch, or Volunteer

TDIF wants you to be prepared to cast your ballot in November, so we’re providing multiple ways to learn about the candidates and their stances on issues of interest to Texans with disabilities. Whether you want to be in the room when it happens, be a part of the event, or do some reading on your own time, we’ve got you covered.

You can attend TDIF in person, watch it virtually, volunteer, or add your organization’s support.
See who's on the TDIF guest list, plus survey responses on our Candidates page.

2019 Edition Highlights

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35+ Workshop & Talks

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54 International Speakers

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Specialized Workshop

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Featured Talk

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Limited Discount Code

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15
Hours
28
Minutes

54+

Speakers

120+

Exhibiting Startups

60+

Talks & Workshops

8300+

Participants

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Our History

The first TDIF took place in 2014, and has been growing ever since!
Learn more about our history.

AT&T Conference Center

Join us in Austin at the AT&T Conference Center. Registration is $25 per person and includes lunch.