Big Issues & Bold Ideas

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

2019 Crosscut Festival

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

Stay tuned for a new and improved app coming for 2020

After Party

After Party

Thank you to Optimism Brewing for hosting the 2019 Crosscut Festival after-party

Food Trucks

Food Trucks

Thank you to all of our 2019 food truck vendors

Volunteer

Volunteer

Thank you to all of our 2019 volunteers. Click here to sign up for more information on how to volunteer for the 2020 festival

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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