Kitchen Table Issues
The food we eat and how it arrived on our plate are the center of a voracious debate about our health and the sustainability of our environment. The assumption is local, organic, farm-to-table food is our best course. But what if the data tells us global food markets and industrial farming actually do a better job setting the table? WATCH NOW
Swimming Upstream: Can We Save Our Salmon?
The salmon runs of the Columbia River Basin are sliding toward extinction. At the heart of this conversation: an extinction crisis and our imperative to honor our commitments to Northwest Tribes. Thank you to our session sponsor Alaska Airlines and our programming partner, National Wildlife Federation. To learn more, visit Our Northwest Opportunity and Spirit of the Waters Journey. WATCH NOW
Hacking the Climate Crisis
If the human experience has been a 10,000-year experiment in denying nature, then we now face the challenge of engineering our way out of the havoc we've wreaked upon our environment. From carbon capture to super coral to tiny diamonds shot into the stratosphere, our best hope for survival may be the same interventionist thinking that originally got us into this mess. WATCH NOW
Everything in the Balance
The man who was among the earliest to warn of global warming, an iconic environmentalist, now tells us we have a small window of time remaining, not just to save ourselves from the impacts of climate change, but to rescue humanity itself. The question: Will we take action before it's too late? WATCH NOW
Thank you to our session sponsor, Beneficial State Bank.
The Intersection of Money Management and Philanthropy
A special co-curated session in partnership with UBS Financial. WATCH NOW
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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.