Save the Date! May 1 - 2, 2020

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

Volunteering at Crosscut Festival

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.

75+ Speakers
50+ Sessions
1800 Attendees
Endless Ideas

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, May 1st

The opening day of the festival will include events throughout the day in and around Capitol Hill to be followed by an opening night keynote at Town Hall Seattle.

 

Saturday, May 2nd

On Saturday the Crosscut Festival takes over the Seattle University campus for a full day of conversation and activities with over 100 speakers from across the nation and around the region. Sessions will take place concurrently throughout the day and across five venues. The full schedule and official app, out in spring of 2020, will help you plan out your day.

Immediately following the last session of the day on Saturday we invite you to join us on the Seattle University campus for a closing party featuring a beer garden, music and the opportunity to mingle with your fellow attendees.

Schedule

Panelist names and session topics will be released in early spring 2020 on this page. Sign up for the Crosscut Festival newsletter to make sure you receive the most up to date information.

Extras

Crosscut Festival App

App

Stay tuned for a new and improved app coming for 2020

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Crosscut Talks

Crosscut Talks podcast includes conversations from the 2019 festival and beyond. Click here to catch up on what you may have missed and see what you can expect from this year's conversations. 

Food Trucks

Food Trucks

Stay tuned for our list of amazing local food trucks for 2020.

Crosscut Festival Volunteers

Volunteer

Volunteers power the Crosscut Festival! Click here to sign up today. All volunteers receive a Crosscut Festival t-shirt and are invited to attend any Saturday programming outside of their shift hours. 

Location

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

901 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
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