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Austin Monitor City Summit


Austin Monitor City Summit is the go-to local event that puts community-building into action by bringing together recognized and emerging city leaders, inspired community members, and dedicated organizations to elevate the civic health and future of our community.

Join us October 5 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts for a substantive, engaging, and fun experience that will feature:

  • In-depth panelist discussions with local leaders and subject-matter-experts on several of the most pressing Austin issues
  • A connection-building, networking session with engaged community members and dedicated community organizations 
  • A quintessential Austin raffle and the announcement of the first-ever Austin Monitor Civic Leader award
  • A community-focused marquee forum with the top Austin mayoral candidates in advance of the upcoming closely-watched November election

This is the event to strengthen your community connection, network, and leadership.

There are limited spots so buy your tickets today

Program and Agenda

Wednesday October 5th at Long Center for the Performing Arts.

City Summit Begins: Doors, attendee check-in, and seating open (12:00pm)

City Summit Opening Remarks and Panels (1:30pm):

Opening Remarks

The Austin Monitor’s mission and why now is the moment for nonprofit, community-focused local news

Panel: Homelessness and the public camping ban

Despite millions pledged towards a solution and a (fairly) recent vote to reinstate the camping ban, Austinites identified homelessness as one of their most pressing issues in the recent Notley/Monitor Summer 2022 issues poll. This panel brings together people working on all sides of the issue to discuss homelessless in Austin today, nearly two years after Prop B.

Panelists to be announced shortly

Panel: Austin housing from a policy perspective (3:00pm)

The topic of housing in present-day Austin is a heated one, as affordable options become increasingly scarce across the city. This November, voters will have the chance to approve a record-high $350 million dollar bond for affordable housing. But how is the policy landscape affecting the state of housing in our community? Panelists will explore what’s working and what’s not in this relevant and timely discussion about how current regulations are impacting rising costs for a basic necessity.

Panelists to be announced shortly

Purchase your ticket now!

Announcement: Winner of the Austin Monitor Civic Leader Award (3:50pm)

This special award recognizes the distinguished civic leadership of a fellow community member.  Nominations open for individuals that reside in the greater Austin area. Submit a nomination (or several) and come see who will be awarded this special award!

Supported by Blue Sky Partners and StoryBuilt.

Event: Connection-building, networking session (4:00pm)

Trade ideas, recap the panels, form collaborations, get introduced to new friends, grab some food and drink overlooking the downtown skyline, and build deep connections with fellow community leaders, panelists, and local organizations that all value strong community engagement.

PLUS – all attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a raffle with must-have Austin experiences to get you in the Austin state of mind!

Seating opens for marquee event (5:30pm)

Marquee Forum: City of Austin Mayoral Candidates (6:00pm)

The Austin Monitor and KUT moderate an issues-focused forum with the top Austin mayoral candidates in advance of the upcoming closely-watched November election

Get your ticket and reserve your spot today! 

Additional City Summit Info

Why did we create this event?

Austin has clearly become one of the most desirable cities in the country, but we are also facing big questions and important issues. At the Austin Monitor, we have been covering and reporting on these issues for years but recently the excitement, energy, challenges, and growth has reached another level.

As a fully-local, community-focused nonpartisan and nonprofit news organization, we took a bold step forward last year to respond to the needs of the community – we removed our paywall and opened up all of our articles and resources to everyone regardless of ability to pay. That was step one.

Now it’s time to take the next step to advance our mission, serve the community, and meet this critical moment. Ultimately, the strength and prosperity of our city depend on informing, engaging, and inspiring Austinites to be a part of the key issues and major decisions shaping our community.

Austin Monitor City Summit brings forth the critical topics that we cover everyday and combines them with the most important part of our work: You. By attending you will be able to join the elected officials, city leaders, and fellow community members that care deeply about our community.

We created this event for you, as a special opportunity to take a step forward with us and continue our work of strengthening the civic health and future of our community.

Want to join, but can't afford a ticket?

City Summit is in service to the community and designed to be accessible for everyone. In that light, we are reserving a portion of free tickets for the community.  Please RSVP here, and we will update you on your RSVP status prior to the event based on availability.

Bonus Event!  We are partnering with GoodPolitics for a special and FREE bonus event on 10/6 

Join GoodPolitics, Austin Monitor, League of Women Voters, KUT and MOVETexas at Native on October 6, as we get to know the people running to represent us.

RSVP to this free event now! 

And to help you get ready, GoodPolitics and the Austin Monitor put together this helpful resource that explains the role of elected officials – a.k.a. a job description for the offices that represent you.

Austin Monitor City Summit Sponsors





Civic Leader Award

Editorial Partner

In-kind support

Terms and Conditions

The Austin Monitor, at its sole discretion, may cancel or refuse registrations/applications/purchases from any individual or company at any time. By registering or authorizing payment for the 2022 Austin Monitor City Summit in any form, the payer agrees to the following policies:

  • Payments are not refundable for any reason, including but not limited to, failure to use Austin Monitor City Summit attendee ticket due to illness, acts of God, travel-related problems and loss of employment.
  • Unused tickets have no monetary value and cannot be credited to future years or events.
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