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Crosscut Festival in Seattle: Jay Inslee, Sally Jewell, and many others.

When: 2 Feb 2018 (Friday), 7 – 9 PM  and 3 Feb 2018 (Saturday), 9 AM to 5:30 PM.
Where: Seattle University, 901 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122
What: This first annual Crosscut Festival will be “two days of unforgettable conversations featuring the boldest names in politics, business and social justice from across the region and around the nation. 1500 attendee. More than 50 speakers on four stages. One unforgettable event.”

Speakers (as of 19 Jan 2018, Gov. Jay Inslee (WA State Governor), Gov. Kate Brown (OR State Governor), Bob Ferguson (WA State Attorney General), Sally Jewell (former Secretary of the Interior), Julian Castro (former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development), Chris Vance (former Chairman, WA State Republican Party), Nikkita Oliver (attorney and community organizer), David Litt (speechwriter to President Barack Obama), David Frum (speechwriter to President George W. Bush), Vanessa Grigoriadis (journalist), David Harris (startup advocate, city of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development), Zoe Quinn (video game developer)

Tickets ($15 to $95) can be obtained at

sponsored by Crosscut and by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

(accessed 20 Nov 2017 and updated  19 Jan 2018)