Join the Texas Lyceum for their 2023 Public Conference
hosted in Austin, Texas 



Thursday, January 26, 2023

4:00 PM

Investiture of President Reda Hicks ' and the Class of 2023 

After Investiture Reception - 11:00 PM

Hospitality Suite
TTLA Rooftop
1220 Colorado St.
Austin, TX 78701

Food and Drinks will be included starting post investiture reception.

Friday, January 27, 2023

8:00 AM


ACC Highland Campus

8:30 AM


8:30 AM


Lyceum Team
Dr. Molly Beth Malcolm '01, ACC
Luis Patiño, Austin PBS

9:00 AM

Demographics, Attitudes and Preferences of Texas Voters

Dr. Lloyd Potter, State Demographer

9:20 AM 

How District Maps are Drawn

Moderator: Gerardo Interiano '19, Aurora

Denise Davis '04, Fmr. House Parliamentarian
Matthew Frederick, Lehotsky Keller LLP
Nina Perales, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

10:10 AM 

How Local Elections Work 

Moderator: Natalia Contreras, Votebeat Reporter, The Texas Tribune

Remi Garza, Election Administrator, Cameron County
Heider Garcia, Election Administrator, Tarrant County
Jennifer Doinoff, Election Administrator, Hays County
Christian Menefee, County AttorneyHarris County

10:55 AM


11:10 AM 

The Role of the Judiciary in Elections

Nathan Hecht, Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court

11:30 AM 

Election Innovations to Watch

Todd Connor, Veterans for Political Innovation
12:00 PM


12:30 PM 

Texas Lyceum Poll Release

Dr. Joshua Blank
Amy Laine '18, CEO & Founder, SandwYch, Inc.

1:15 PM

Protecting our Elections from Outside Influence

Katherine McAden, Google
Thomas Miranda '16, Sparkovation

1:45 PM 

The Role of the Media in Elections

Sewell Chan '23, Editor in Chief, The Texas Tribune
Sergio Martinez-Beltran, The Texas Newsroom
Miya Shay, ABC 13
Mustafa Tameez '15, Outreach Strategists

2:15 PM


2:30 PM

Engaging More Texas Voters in Elections

Marjorie Clifton, Leadership Now Project
Mia McCord, Coalition Por Texas
Lily Trieu, Asian Texans for Justice
Roxanne Werner, League of Women Voters

3:15 PM

The Pollster Perspective on a Changing Texas

Moderator: Marjorie Clifton, Leadership Now Project


Mike Baselice, Baselice & Associates

Matthew Dowd, ListenTo.Us
Jim Henson, TPP

5:30 PM


LBJ, 4th Floor

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Fireside Chat - The Unique Challenges of Women Running

Susan Combs, Fmr Commissioner of Agriculture
Corrie MacLaggan '22, The Texas Newsroom
Dasheika Ruffin, Google


8:00 PM 

Hospitality Suite and Dinner

Scholz Garten 

Saturday, January 28, 2023

8:00 AM


9:00 AM

Board Meeting

Limited to Texas Lyceum Directors and Alumni only. 

11:00 AM


12:00 PM

Drinks and Eats