Big Issues & Bold Ideas May 3-4, 2019
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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.

75+ Speakers
50+ Sessions
1800 Attendees
Endless Ideas

Sessions

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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.

Keynote

Keynote

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Business

Business

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Politics

Politics

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Science & Environment

Science & Environment

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Extras

Crosscut Festival App

App

The festival app will allow you to track the agenda and speakers, RSVP to workshops, connect with other attendees, map the locations and build your personalized schedule.

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After Party

After Party

Keep the conversation and connections going at the official Crosscut Festival After-Party! Mix and mingle with fellow attendees and speakers – and enjoy drinks, snacks and a photo booth at Optimism Brewing (1158 Broadway, between Madison and Union) immediately following the final sessions on Saturday. The first 150 attendees will receive a free drink on us!

Food Trucks

Food Trucks

Head to The Quad during the lunch hour on Saturday for a selection of some of Seattle's best food trucks, including Seoul BowlAlaskan DumplingsPuft Bubble WafflesPoke MeNow Make Me A SandwichThe Vet Chef, On the Grind, and Sunny Up.

Volunteer

Volunteer

Want to help make Crosscut Festival happen? We couldn't do it without help from a community of incredible volunteers. Sign up to volunteer!

Tickets

Select your ticket options and check out through Eventbrite.

Friday/Saturday Combo

$125
  • Access to the Friday evening Keynote
  • Access to all Saturday activities
  • Access to the Crosscut Festival after-party

Saturday Only

$95
  • Access to all Saturday activities
  • Access to the Crosscut Festival after-party

Senior (60+)

$75
  • Access to all Saturday activities
  • Access to the Crosscut Festival after-party

Student *

$20
  • Access to the Friday evening Keynote (for the first 200 ticket buyers ONLY)
  • Access to all Saturday activities
  • Access to the Crosscut Festival after-party (21+ only)

Friday + Saturday Reserve Pass

$200
  • Invitation to the Friday VIP Reception
  • Access to the Friday evening Keynote
  • Access to all Saturday activities
  • Reserved seating in the Keynote track
  • Access to the Crosscut Festival after-party (21+ only)

VIP Pass SOLD OUT

$250
  • Invitation to the Friday VIP Reception
  • Access to the Friday evening Keynote
  • Access to all Saturday activities
  • Reserved seating in the Keynote track
  • Access to the VIP Lounge on Saturday
  • Complimentary catering & coffee
  • Opportunity to mingle with moderators, panelists and members of the press
  • Access to the Crosscut Festival after-party (21+ only)
 
Friday + Saturday
Saturday Only
Senior (60+)
Student *
Friday + Saturday Reserve Pass
VIP PassSOLD OUT
Ticket Price: $125 $95 $75 $20 $200 $250
Friday evening keynote      
All Saturday activities
Crosscut Festival after-party (21+ only)
Friday VIP Reception        
Reserved seating in the Keynote track        
Access to the VIP Lounge on Saturday          
Complimentary catering and coffee          
Opportunity to mingle with moderators, panelists and members of the press          

* Student tickets include Friday and Saturday activities for the first 150 purchasers only.
* Friday student tickets sold out. Student tickets will now include access to Saturday only.

Sponsors

Crosscut Festival would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and partners.

Thank You!

Support the festival and connect with an active and engaged audience. Find out more.

Location

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

901 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
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