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Ticket Options


The 2023 Crosscut Festival will return in a hybrid format, featuring both in-person sessions and streaming online events. At Cascade Public Media, home of Crosscut and KCTS 9, we understand that we are living in a changing landscape for live events and we have adapted our 2023 festival to meet your needs. 

  • Virtual attendance: FREE
  • Full Festival Pass: $100
  • VIP Option: $150
  • Headliners Gala: $250+
  • Membership add-on: $60
  • Volunteers: FREE

At the Crosscut Festival, speakers from across the nation and around the region will join us to consider issues in politics, social justice, the economy, science, the environment, innovation and much more. The festival will include five days of virtual panels and interviews from May 3 - May 7, followed by an exciting keynote talk at Town Hall Seattle.



virtual sessions

All virtual sessions will be free. (Heads up, whatever ticket you buy to the festival will include access to all virtual sessions.) So, if you go with our “Virtual Only” ticket option, you will only have access to our virtual sessions, from May 2 - May 6, free of charge. 



in person attendance

Full Festival Passes include access to all evening keynotes taking play Wednesday, May 3 - Friday, May 5, 2023, along with all Saturday activities and sessions including the attendee happy hour and closing keynote. And, of course, the ticket also includes access to all virtual sessions. 



VIP options

Looking to buy one package? The “VIP” ticket is $150 and includes a special VIP-only kickoff event on Tuesday, May 2, priority access lines for all evening keynotes taking place May 3 - 5, priority access lines for all Saturday activities and sessions on May 6 along with admission to the attendee happy hour and closing keynote event. And, of course, access to all virtual sessions. 




There are still more ways to attend the Crosscut Festival. We are hosting the Headliners Gala to kick off the festival on Saturday, April 29. And, we are always looking for volunteers to assist with the Crosscut Festival and Headliners Gala. Please visit our volunteer page to sign up today!