Crosscut Festival 2023
Speaking in person only:
Ibram X. Kendi
Eric H. Holder Jr.
Sunil Kumar Aggarwal
Speakers appearing virtually:
Steven L. Kent
About the Festival
The Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.
Attend the Festival
The Crosscut Ideas Festival returns with keynote events, a Headliners Gala, a full day of festival programming in-person, plus free streaming online sessions. Speakers from across the nation and around the region joined us to consider issues in politics, social justice, the economy, science, the environment, innovation and much, much more.
Join us April 29 - May 6 at the Amazon Meeting Center and quench your curiosity!
The Headliners Gala is a fundraiser and requires a separate ticket.
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The Crosscut Ideas Festival aims to foster open and respectful dialogue about important issues. It’s the mission of the Crosscut Festival to offer a program that provides a wide spectrum of viewpoints, experiences, and affiliations, and welcomes members of many communities. We are sensitive to the fact that some opinions and conversations may make audience members feel uncomfortable. As a public media organization, we are responsible to act as a neutral mediator. We do not endorse the policies or opinions of our guests. However, we believe that the best way to bridge our divides is to hear from people with whom we might disagree, even vehemently, and to ask each other hard questions. When participating in these events, we require that our guests and our audience do so according to our code of conduct.