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Politifest Virtual Summit 2020: Pick Your Future

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  • WHEN Multiple dates from Sep 29 - Oct 3, 2020[days & times]
  • WHERE virtual
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

This year’s summit — which will take place virtually during the week of Sept. 29 through Oct. 3 — will examine races, ballot measures and major public issues through a future-facing lens: How will this year’s election affect our future? What are the implications for work, education, our communities?

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Politifest is an annual public affairs summit produced by Voice of San Diego. Launched in 2011, Politifest focuses on issues affecting San Diego communities. During election years, the event focuses on candidates and ballot measures. In non-election years, it focuses on the most important topics that drive public policy and community conversation.

Politifest features a robust schedule of debates, panels and one-on-one interviews with experts, and provides a platform for residents to raise their voices, ask tough questions and delve into important issues. It’s a crash course in politics and policy. Here, you can learn how local government works.

2020 Schedule of Events:

Tuesday, Sept. 29 • 5 – 5:25 p.m.
Welcome to Politifest 2020: Pick Your Future
Presented by Scott Lewis, VOSD CEO & Editor in Chief

Tuesday, Sept. 29 • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
California Ballot Measure Crash Course
Moderated by Sara Libby, VOSD Managing Editor & Jesse Marx, VOSD Associate Editor

Wednesday, Sept. 30 • 5 – 5:55 p.m.
Debate: San Diego City Council District 1
Moderated by John Carroll, KPBS Reporter

Wednesday, Sept. 30 • 5 – 5:55 p.m.
Debate: San Diego City Council District 3
Moderated by Lisa Halverstadt, VOSD Reporter

Wednesday, Sept. 30 • 5 – 5:55 p.m.
Debate: San Diego City Council District 5
Moderated by Scott Lewis, VOSD CEO and Editor in Chief

Wednesday, Sept. 30 • 5 – 5:55 p.m.
Debate: San Diego City Council District 7
Moderated by Claire Trageser, KPBS Reporter

Wednesday, Sept. 30 • 5 – 5:55 p.m.
Debate: San Diego City Council District 9
Moderated by Max Rivlin-Nadler, KPBS Reporter

Wednesday, Sept. 30 • 6 – 6:55 p.m.
Debate: Chula Vista City Council, Districts 3 and 4
Moderated by Gustavo Solis, San Diego Union-Tribune Reporter

Wednesday, Sept. 30 • 6 – 6:55 p.m.
The Height of Coastal Anxieties: Taller Buildings in Midway?
Led by Andrew Bowen, KPBS Reporter

Wednesday, Sept. 30 • 6 – 6:55 p.m.
San Diego Ballot Measure: Affordable Housing & Property Tax Increase
Led by Lisa Halverstadt, VOSD Reporter

Thursday, Oct. 1 • 5 – 5:55 p.m.
County Supervisor Race District 1
Moderated by Scott Lewis, VOSD CEO and Editor in Chief

Thursday, Oct. 1 • 5 – 5:55 p.m.
County Supervisor Race District 2
Moderated by Danny Freeman, NBC 7 Reporter

Thursday, Oct. 1 • 5 – 5:55 p.m.
The COVID Outlook for San Diego County
Led by Will Huntsberry, VOSD Reporter

Thursday, Oct. 1 • 6 – 6:55 p.m.
53rd Congressional District Race
Moderated by MacKenzie Elmer, VOSD Reporter

Thursday, Oct. 1 • 6 – 6:55 p.m.
50th Congressional District Race
Moderated by Jack Cronin, KOGO Host

Thursday, Oct. 1 • 6 – 6:55 p.m.
North River Farms in Oceanside
Led by Kayla Jimenez, VOSD Reporter

Friday, Oct. 2 • 5 – 5:55 p.m.
Mayoral Race, City of San Diego
Moderated by Scott Lewis, VOSD CEO and Editor in Chief

Friday, Oct. 2 • 5 – 5:55 p.m.
Mayoral Race, Oceanside
Moderated by Kayla Jimenez, VOSD Reporter

Friday, Oct. 2 • 5 – 5:55 p.m.
Mayoral Race, Encinitas

Friday, Oct. 2 • 5 – 5:55 p.m.
San Diego School Board Races
Moderated by Will Huntsberry, VOSD Education Reporter

Saturday, Oct. 3 • 10 – 10:55 a.m.
The Future of Work and AB5
Led by David Lesher, CalMatters Co-Founder

Saturday, Oct. 3 • 10 – 10:55 a.m.
Redistricting: What it means for our community
Led by Maya Srikrishnan, VOSD Reporter

Saturday, Oct. 3 • 11 – 11:55 a.m.
A Conversation about Police Reform
Led by Alain Stephens, The Trace Reporter

Saturday, Oct. 3 • 11 – 11:55 a.m.
Local Activism: Gen Z takes the lead
Led by Kayla Jimenez, VOSD Reporter

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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