Cascade PBS Ideas Festival

Sat May 04 2024 at 09:30 am to 09:00 pm

Amazon Meeting Center (SEA45) | Seattle

Cascade PBS
Publisher/HostCascade PBS
Cascade PBS Ideas Festival
A celebration of big ideas and bold thinking with speakers from around the world.
About this Event

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Vox, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

Current speakers include:

Malcolm Gladwell, Lindy West, Jonquilyn Hill, Celeste Headlee, Elahe Izadi, Naomi Fry, David Greene, Alexandra Schwartz, Sarah Isgur, Mo Elleithee, Martine Powers, Meagan Hatcher-Mays, David Rind and many more to be announced!

Past speakers include Eric Holder Jr., Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Deepak Chopra, Audie Cornish, Anthony Fauci, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Nancy Pelosi, Jane Goodall, Macklemore, Judy Woodruff, Rick Steves, Matt Damon, Heather Cox Richardson, Robert Gates and many more.

Click here for a look at past festival speakers.


This year's Cascade PBS Ideas Festival takes place on May 4th, 2024 in person at the Amazon Meeting Center.


Festival Pass - $25


  • General admission to all Saturday activities including the community meet ups, sessions, happy hour (21+) and closing keynote

VIP Pass - $100


  • Admission to all Saturday activities including the community meet ups, sessions, happy hour and closing keynote
  • Priority entry admission to Saturday sessions and keynote
  • Two drink tickets to the Saturday happy hour (21+)
  • Commemorative tote bag and keynote speaker book bundle
  • Access to session replays and bonus content

ACCESSIBLITY: Wheelchair accessible. Accomodation requests must be emailed to [email protected] by 4/5/2024

  • Member Benefits include priority access lines and a commemorative tote and book bundle. If you are a current member donating at least $60 per year, please check your email for the membership comp code shared on 2/26 or email [email protected]
  • All ticket holders are required to present a government-issued to check in at the Meeting Center and be admitted to this event.
  • Cascade PBS reserves the right to refuse service and expects all attendees to adhere to the code of conduct.

Questions? Email [email protected]


The Crosscut Festival abides by all state and local policies in regard to COVID-19. We reserve the right to update these policies in accordance with local changes.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Amazon Meeting Center (SEA45), 2031 7th Avenue, Seattle, United States


USD 25.00 to USD 100.00

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