2019 Crosscut Festival

May 3–4, 2019 @
#CrosscutFest

Tickets go on sale October 15!

About the Festival

“Progress in our nation happens when caring and engaged individuals come together to speak out and hold us accountable to our highest ideals.”
— Barack and Michelle Obama

Julian Castro speaks to the crowd during a session moderated by Crosscut's Florangela Davila

The 2019 Crosscut Festival will continue vital, provocative conversations that spotlight solutions to the most pressing issues we face with some of the boldest thought leaders in politics, business and social justice — interviewed live on stage by some of the finest journalists in the Pacific Northwest.

Stay tuned for 2019's line-up!

2018 Festival

The first annual Crosscut Festival convened elected officials, business leaders and cultural luminaries such as Gov. Jay Inslee, Julián Castro, Bob Ferguson, Scott McClellan, David Frum and Nikkita Oliver, sharing their views in lively discussion and debate.

Watch last year's sessions

2018 Festival page

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