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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I purchase tickets?

Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite. The deadline for early-bird pricing is August 19. 

Will you offer any kind of financial assistance or grants?

We expect to be able to a limited number of scholarships to people who need help covering travel and lodging costs in order to attend the Summit. You can sign up for updates to be notified when applications open. 

Will you be accepting session proposals? If so, when and how can I submit?

We are accepting proposals for sessions and speakers through Tuesday, July 12. You can submit a proposal here.

When will programming be announced?

We plan to announce the programming schedule in August. You can sign up for updates to be notified when our full schedule is released. In the meantime, here's a a partial schedule and overview of our programming tracks. 

Do I have to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 to attend?

Yes, all event attendees will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination AND one booster shot. 

Will face masks be required?

Mask use is encouraged. We will decide whether or not to require masks closer to the event, considering factors such as local case counts, the City of Austin’s policy and our own community’s comfort.

Does my Summit ticket include a seat at the LION Local Journalism Awards ceremony and dinner?

Entry to the awards ceremony is not included with a standard Summit ticket. LION Awards tickets cost an additional $35 and can be purchased as an "add-on" while registering for the Summit. 

The Independent News Sustainability Summit is hosted by LION Publishers, News Revenue Hub and RevLab at the Texas Tribune, and it's made possible by support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Lenfest Institute.