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Crosscut Festival

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Seattle University

901 12th Avenue

Seattle, WA 98122

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Big Issues. Bold Ideas.


Early bird discounts end 1/31! Purchase your discounted tickets today using the code SneakPeek.


This year's festival builds on the incredible momentum from our first year to bring you two days of thought-provoking conversations and innovative thinking, tackling the most important issues of our times. Be there when 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.

Round one of speakers will be announced on January 31st, but here's a sneak peek at some of the organizations that will be taking the stage including leading voices from:


  • Crosscut
  • The Washington Post
  • The New York Times
  • The Atlantic
  • The New Yorker
  • Slate
  • PBS
  • NPR
  • The Seattle Times
  • The Boston Globe
  • CNN
  • The Manhattan Institute
  • ...and dozens more.


Crosscut programming explores the fabric of our cultural conversation across a wide swath of subjects. Sessions will include programming in tracks including Keynote, Race & Social Justice, Politics, Business, Science & the Environment, Interactive Workshops, Meetups, plus live music, food, drinks and social events.


Last year we welcomed more than 80 speakers including former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro; WA State Governor Jay Inslee; OR State Governor Kate Brown; Attorney General Bob Ferguson; Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best; former Presidential speechwriters David Frum and David Litt; and many more! Our program for the 2019 Festival is shaping up to be even bigger! The first round of speakers will be announced in early January on the Crosscut Festival website and Facebook page.


Get your tickets early for the best rate, and join us this spring at Seattle University!


Want to volunteer?

Volunteers are able to attend all Saturday activities (for free!) outside of their scheduled hours - and you'll receive a free Crosscut Festival t-shirt! Interested? Click here to sign up today!


More information and a full list of last year's speakers available at festival.crosscut.com.


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  • Once you register for the Festival, you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite with your e-ticket(s) attached. You will need to exchange your printed or mobile e-ticket(s) at check-in (located in the Festival Hub in the PACCAR Atrium) for you access pass. Questions? email festival@crosscut.com for assistance.
  • If you are having any technical ticketing-related issues with your order, contact Eventbrite. For all other registration questions and general Festival info, visit festival.crosscut.com.
  • Refunds will not be issued less than 7 days out from event or for late arrivals, unattended events, early termination of attendance or no-shows.
  • Event is rain or shine.
  • Panelist names will be released on festival.crosscut.com. Full schedule will be available in the spring.
  • Student tickets include Friday and Saturday activities for the first 200 purchasers only.
  • If you require assistive services or technology to access this event, please contact festival@crosscut.com no later than March 4th. Late requests are subject to availability.


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