Watch: Conversations on the future of the border region

The Texas Tribune presents our "Future of" series, exploring the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for Texas' government, business and civic communities.

Join us Thursday in El Paso for a daylong series of conversations on the economic, political and cultural significance and evolution of the border region at a population inflection point for Texas. We’ll sit down with state lawmakers, members of Congress, diplomats, business leaders, educators, issue advocates and border residents to discuss, among other hot topics, what it means to be a binational city; how to harness the growth of a vibrant future workforce and leverage the potential of profound demographic change; what it will take to get border cities, the state and the federal government on the same page in terms of public policy; and where investments in health care, education, the environment and other areas of physical and social infrastructure can make the most difference.