The San Antonio Report, formerly Rivard Report, offers a variety of free and ticketed community events, as well as private member-only events. In response to the coronavirus outbreak and respecting stay-at-home orders in San Antonio, the San Antonio Report has pivoted our in-person events to an online series. Our usual monthly newsletter will now be hitting your inbox every week to announce new virtual events and include links to recordings of previous conversations. Sign up below to keep your calendar filled. We hope that you continue to stay safe and informed! 

From October 5 – 9, 2020, the San Antonio Report presents the third annual, San Antonio CityFest, a free virtual urban ideas festival. In response to the impact of the global pandemic and renewed call for racial justice, the theme of 2020 San Antonio CityFest is “Urban and Statewide Resilience.” The programming will be rich and varied, addressing many of San Antonio’s challenges and opportunities and connecting civic, business, and cultural leaders from across the city, state, and beyond with San Antonio’s most engaged citizens.

This year’s festival is free and open to all with RSVP. Check out a sneak peek of the 2020 Festival Schedule:

Monday, October 5
A Conversation with the Mayor and County Judge
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. 

Tuesday, October 6
The Future of Transportation and Local Development 
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Wednesday, October 7
Best of San Antonio Startup Week
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 8
Smart Testing: Taming the Pandemic 
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday, October 9 
Health Equity in South Texas
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

View the full program lineup at

Thank you to our festival sponsors: the John L. Santikos Foundation, a fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, the City of San Antonio, Methodist Healthcare Ministries, San Antonio River Authority, Texas 2036, Keep Pre-K 4 SA, Wittigs and KRTU 91.7.

Interested in learning more about CityFest sponsorship opportunities? Contact Events Manager, Laura Lopez at

Education Forum V

Tuesday, Oct. 25

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

This year’s theme is focused on teachers and the long lasting impact they have on student’s lives. Our program will also include special introduction remarks and the announcement of the 2020 Education Champion award. 

Our featured keynote speaker Dr. Pedro Noguera, USC Rossier School of Education Dean, will discuss the impact teachers have in creating a more equitable and just society. Following our keynote address, Editor & Publisher Robert Rivard will moderate a conversation with educators about school leadership in times of a pandemic. Discussion on how teachers are making an impact reimagining the future of education. Featured panelists include:

  • Kellie George, Harlandale Middle School 
  • Lacy Greco, Leon Springs Elementary 
  • Denisse Hernandez, Assistant Principal Southwest Legacy High School
  • Delia McLerran, Head of Schools Young Women’s Leadership Academy
  • Dr. Pedro Noguera, USC Dean

We’re proud supporters of the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival. Join attendees from across the country to hear from and talk with politicians, activists, advocates, lawmakers and media icons about today’s biggest news.

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Interested in being a virtual event series sponsor? Contact Events Manager Laura Lopez at for more information.


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