Big Issues & Bold Ideas May 1 - 2, 2020

About the Crosscut Festival

Crosscut presents two days of thought-provoking conversations and innovative thinking, tackling the most important issues of our times. Journalists, politicians, authors, and newsmakers from our community and around the nation come together to take a hard look at the people, policy and events that shape our lives.

100+ Speakers
40+ Sessions
2000 Attendees
Endless Ideas

Speakers & Sessions

Our 2020 lineup and panelist names, session topics and schedule will be released in early spring 2020! Sign up for the Crosscut Festival newsletter to make sure you receive the most up to date information and special early peeks at the agenda.

2019 SPEAKERS       2019 SESSIONS

Tickets

Click here to purchase tickets.

Full Pass

$160
  • Access to the Friday evening Keynote
  • Access to all Friday activities
  • Access to all Saturday activities
  • Access to Saturday closing party

Friday Only

$60
  • Access to the Friday evening Keynote
  • Access to all Friday activities

Saturday Only

$75
  • Access to all Saturday activities
  • Access to Saturday closing party

Student Full Pass

$40
  • Access to the Friday evening Keynote
  • Access to all Friday activities
  • Access to all Saturday activities
  • Access to Saturday closing party

Student

$25
  • Access to all Saturday activities
  • Access to Saturday closing party

VIP Pass

$250
  • Invitation to the VIP Reception at Town Hall
  • Access to the Friday evening Keynote
  • Access to all Friday activities
  • Access to all Saturday activities
  • Access to Saturday closing party
  • Access to the VIP Lounge at Seattle University
  • Access to the Priority line at all Seattle University venues
 
Full Pass
Friday Only
Saturday Only
Student Full Pass
Student
VIP Pass
Ticket Price: $160 $60 $125 $40 $25 $300
Friday evening keynote    
All Friday activities    
All Saturday activities  
Saturday Closing Party  
VIP Reception at Town Hall          
Priority line access at all Seattle University venues          
VIP Lounge access at Seattle University          

What to Expect

Friday programming includes events throughout the day in and around Capitol Hill, following by an opening night keynote at Town Hall Seattle. 

On Saturday, Crosscut Festival takes over the Seattle University campus for a day full of conversation and activities featuring more than 100 speakers from across the nation and around the region. Sessions will take place concurrently across five venues. Following the last session of the day, we celebrate the close of the festival with a closing party featuring a beer garden, entertainment and the opportunity to mingle with your fellow attendees.

Podcasts & TV

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Crosscut Talks

Crosscut Talks Podcasts feature recordings from every session at the 2019 Festival. They are available to listen and download everywhere you get to your favorite podcasts. Click here to catch up on what you may have missed.

Pramila Jayapal Crosscut Now Studio Sessions

Crosscut Now

This limited series airs on PBS and features one-on-one studio conversations with headlining speakers at Crosscut Festival. Click here to catch up on what you may have missed. 

Volunteer

Interested in volunteering for the Crosscut Festival? Volunteers who complete a minimum of 4 hours are invited to attend any Saturday programming outside the hours of their shift. Sign up to be a part of Cascade Public Media’s volunteer program to find out more!  

Call for Entries

What would you like to see this year at the Crosscut Festival? We are looking for your thoughts on the panels and panelists that matter to you. Click below to submit your ideas for topics you’d like cover at the festival, along with the panelists & moderators you’d like to see!

Submit your ideas now

Location

Join us on the beautiful Seattle University campus for this year's festival.

901 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
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