May 3, 2019 | 10:30 PM | Friday

Fri May 3, 10:30 PM - Sat May 4, 9:00 PM
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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 at checkout.  This year's festival builds on the incredible momentum from our first year to bring you two days of thought-provoking conversations an

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Big Issues. Bold Ideas. 

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

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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