Crosscut Festival

Venue:

Crosscut Festival

Seattle,  

Time:

From  2019-05-04 02:30:00  to  2019-05-05 01:00:00
Event Description
Big Issues & Bold Ideas. 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 across the nation come together to take a hard look at the people, policy and events that shape our lives. Speakers include: Friday Night Keynote: Janet Napolitano- Secretary of Homeland Security under President Obama David Plotz (moderator) - CEO of Atlas Obscura and Host, Slate's Political Gabfest Saturday Sessions: Valerie Jarrett - Senior Advisor to Barack Obama Doug Baldwin - Seattle Seahawks, Athlete, Activist & Humanitarian Macklemore - Artist & Activist Christine T. Whitman- EPA Administratorunder George W. Bush and NJ Governor Jeff Merkley - US Senator from Oregon Bob Ferguson- WA State Attorney General Pramila Jayapal- US Congresswoman Philip Rucker- White House Bureau Chief, Washington Post Yamiche Alcindor- White House Correspondent, PBS NewsHour David Plotz-CEO, Atlas Obscura & Host, Slate's Political Gabfest Emily Bazelon- New York Times Magazine & Host, Slate's Political Gabfest DeRay McKesson- Host, Pod Save the People Anand Giridharadas- Columnist, New York Times Kshama Sawant- Seattle City Council Member ...and many additional speakers from The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Daily Beast, Yes!, Slate, Grist and more! Click hereto view the list of our full list of speakers and sessions! The full schedule including times and locations for Friday and Saturday will be released on March 13th. 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 food, drinks and social events. Visit the festival website for more information on speakers, sponsors, schedules, etc... Questions? Email festival@crosscut.com Event Essentials 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.