Which Way Forward
Washington state appears ready to move on to the next phase of a new normal, but the pandemic has left in its wake a state with a myriad of challenges. We ask the governor which way he thinks we should be headed. WATCH NOW
Thank you to our session sponsor, FairVote Washington.
From the journalist who helped break the Watergate scandal comes a call to arms for media in the modern world and a eulogy for print newspapers. WATCH NOW
Perspectives on Affordable Housing
A special co-curated session in partnership with Amazon. WATCH NOW
Political Power Play
Politics is about many things, among them undeniably the fight for power. With the midterm elections looming, and control of the House and the Senate in the balance, insiders and strategists from either side of the aisle break down the gamesmanship that both parties plan to play. Thank you to our promotional partner for this session, Braver Angels. WATCH NOW
CANCELED: The Power of Republican Policy
This event has been canceled. The Republican Party took its lead from President Donald Trump and barely offered a platform for the 2020 elections. But behind the scenes, top conservative think tanks are building bold ideas that will be there when the right regains power.
A Full Slate
Things haven't slowed down since President Donald Trump left office, and Washington State Attorney General Robert Ferguson hasn't shied away from the big issues. From opiods to gun control laws to environmental protection, there's a lot on his docket that will have major impacts on our state. WATCH NOW
Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma have seen enormous change in the past decade. Three Mayors sit down to talk about the successes and challenges of each city faces and the inevitability that they affect the others. 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.