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! 

Early Matters San Antonio

Friday, Sept. 25

12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

During the 2018 San Antonio Regional Public PK-12 Education forum, conversations around the impact early childhood education has on economic success and academic achievement gained tremendous momentum. By 2019, advocacy group Early Matters San Antonio was formed to bring together business, civic, education, philanthropic and nonprofit leaders to raise awareness about the link between investments in high quality early education and a strong economic future for San Antonio. 

In a conversation moderated by Editor and Publisher Robert Rivard, panelists will share what they have learned from other early education advocacy groups and how investing in our community’s youngest learners will shape San Antonio’s educational and economic success. 

Sarah Baray, Pre-K 4 SA CEO
Katherine Filut, United Way – ReadyKidSA
Peter J. Holt, Holt Cat CEO 
Adrian Lopez, Workforce Solutions Alamo
Diana Rauner, Ounce of Prevention Fund President
Joe Straus, Former Texas House of Representatives Speaker 
Annie Koppel Van Hanken, George Kaiser Family Foundation Senior Program Officer

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. We’ll be sharing more information about our speaker lineup throughout the month of September!

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

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.

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

To view our past events click here.

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


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