Politifest 2019 - Voice of San Diego

Politifest 2019

Politifest 2018 - it's back!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

University of San Diego     11:00 a.m.‑ 6:30 p.m.

5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

Review the full schedule.

What is Politifest?

Politifest is a San Diego public affairs summit produced by Voice of San Diego.

Launched in 2011, Politifest focuses on issues affecting our community. 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 2019: Housing and Transportation Summit

No greater challenge faces the San Diego region – and California in general – than the cost of living here. Rents are soaring and the concept of buying a home is unfathomable to many residents. But the economy is booming, jobs are being created and babies are being born, both of which drive up the demand for homes. This affects everything. The economy, quality of life, health care, education and the environment. If people can’t afford to live in our cities, it will cripple local economies for decades.

Housing is intricately connected to transportation and San Diego leaders have touched off a major, if not historic debate about the future of transit and highways in the region.

This year, Politifest will be a daylong journey through these discussions and debates. We’ll begin the day with a keynote speaker, followed by a range of sessions led by subject matter experts. Panelists will discuss housing supply, homelessness and potential solutions, the future of transit, and new tax and policy proposals. We will also organize candidate debates focused on these topics.

How Can I Attend?

You can purchase tickets for Politifest 2019 through this link.

Students can attend for free. Purchase student tickets through this link.

To review our full schedule of events for Politifest 2019 and plan out your day, visit our schedule page.

Get Involved!

Host a Community Booth

Would you like to engage with the nearly 1,000 attendees expected to be at Politifest? You can do so by setting up a community booth. Booths will be positioned just outside the entrance to the summit at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice building. Each booth includes a banquet table and 2 chairs. The cost per booth is $250. Space is limited. Sign up today.

Check out Politifest 2018 here.