Keynote Speakers

The FOI Foundation of Texas state conference features a keynote speaker from journalism, politics or other fields. Lisa Falkenberg, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist with the Houston Chronicle, was the 2016 keynoter.

foift_2016_conference_jp1_8304_opt-1               Lisa Falkenberg speaks at 2016 conference. (Photo by Jack Plunkett)

Past conference keynote speakers have included:

State Sen. Kirk Watson, 2019

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, September 2018

Sen. Kirk Watson and James Madison Award recipient Jim Moroney, 2017

Lisa Falkenberg, Pulitzer Award-winning journalist, 2016

Mark Updegrove, director of LBJ Presidential Library, 2015

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, 2014

State Sen. Wendy Davis, 2013