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!
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Volunteering at Crosscut Festival 2020
Interested in volunteering for the Crosscut Festival? Sign up to be a part of Cascade Public Media’s volunteer program. Our volunteer program administrator will be in touch within one week of submitting the volunteer application to set up an introductory conversation.
All volunteers for the Festival must attend one pre-event training. Several daytime and evening options will be available in the weeks leading up to the event.
As a thank-you for volunteering, individuals who complete a minimum of 4 hours are invited to attend any Saturday programming outside of the hours of their shift.
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.
2019 Crosscut Festival
Crosscut Festival programming explores the fabric of our cultural conversation across a wide range of subjects. Sessions will include programming in tracks including Keynote, Race & Social Justice, Politics, Business, Science & the Environment, Interactive Workshops, and Meetups. We’ll also have live music, food, drinks and social events.
Science & Environment
Seattle's Central Park: What Could Have Been
- Christopher Blado
- Weston Brinkley
A Very Wicked City Walking Tour
- Susan Robb
Making of "Documenting Hate"
- Sarah Childress
- A.C. Thompson
Stay tuned for a new and improved app coming for 2020
Thank you to Optimism Brewing for hosting the 2019 Crosscut Festival after-party
Thank you to all of our 2019 food truck vendors
Thank you to all of our 2019 volunteers. Click here to sign up for more information on how to volunteer for the 2020 festival
Crosscut Festival would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and partners.
Join us on the beautiful Seattle University campus for this year's festival.
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