It's time to talk it out | Crosscut Festival

It's time to talk it out. The Crosscut Festival is a one-evening and one-day event – February 2nd (7-9 p.m.) and 3rd (9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) – that will bring together some of the best minds and biggest names in the Northwest and around the nation to tackle some of the most pressing issues of our time.

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Feb. 2–3, 2018 @
#CrosscutFest
It’s time to talk it out

About Crosscut Festival

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As Puget Sound’s population grows at breakneck speed, candid communication is more vital than ever. The Crosscut Festival will bring together some of the boldest thought leaders in politics, business and social justice activism to be interviewed live on stage by some of the finest journalists in the Pacific Northwest. Organized by the news outlet Crosscut and hosted by Seattle University, the event — which takes place February 2 (7–9 p.m.) and 3 (9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.) — is expected to draw over one thousand attendees from across the state and region.

Don’t miss out on provocative conversations with governors, mayors and other civic, business and cultural leaders with a distinctive track record of innovative leadership. Make sure to follow #CrosscutFest for updates!

Lineup

Featured Speakers:

Gov. Jay Inslee

WA State Governor

Gov. Kate Brown

OR State Governor

Bob Ferguson

WA State Attorney General

Sally Jewell

Former Secretary of the Interior

Julian Castro

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Chris Vance

Former Chairman, WA State Republican Party

Delrish Moss

Police Chief of Ferguson Police Department

David Litt

Speechwriter to President Barack Obama

David Frum

Speechwriter to President George W. Bush

Vanessa Grigoriadis

Journalist

David Harris

Startup Advocate, City of Seattle's Office of Economic Development

Zoe Quinn

Video Game Developer

View the Crosscut Festival schedule & directory.

Pricing Options

Friday & Saturday Combo Ticket: $95
Price will rise to $125 after January 20, 2018.
Saturday Only Ticket: $75
Price will rise to $100 after January 20, 2018.
Student Tickets: $15
A Conversation with West Coast Governors
Featuring Gov. Jay Inslee (WA) and Gov. Kate Brown (OR)
All Saturday festival tracks, sessions and panels
Crosscut Festival afterparty
At Optimism Brewing Company
Networking with journalists and members of the media
Student Lounge access

Friday/Saturday Combo Ticket: $95 (limited quantities)

Prices will rise to $125 after January 20th, 2018.

  • Access to the Friday night Governor's Panel featuring Jay Inslee (WA) in discussion on climate change
  • Access to all Saturday festival tracks, sessions and panels
  • An invitation to the Crosscut Festival afterparty
  • The opportunity to interact and network with journalists and members of the media

Saturday Only Ticket: $75

Prices will rise to $100 after January 20th, 2018.

  • Access to all Saturday festival tracks, sessions and panels
  • An invitation to the Crosscut Festival afterparty
  • The opportunity to interact and network with journalists and members of the media

Student Tickets: $15

  • Access to the Friday night panel and all Saturday events and sessions
  • Access to the Student Lounge
  • The opportunity to interact and network with speakers, journalists and members of the media

We also offer the opportunity to sponsor a student! Your $15 donation will help us keep prices low for all currently enrolled students!

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