Politifest

Politifest 2018 - it's back!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

University of San Diego     12:00‑6:30 p.m.

What is Politifest?

Politifest is a San Diego public affairs summit produced by Voice of San Diego. The event focuses on the issues and candidates that will dominate the November ballot. We’ll have a full schedule of debates, panels and one-on-one interviews with experts, and provide a platform for residents to raise their voices, ask tough questions and delve into important issues. Politifest serves as a crash course in politics and policy, and provides insights into how our local government works.

Who will be there?

  • Voice of San Diego
  • University of San Diego
  • San Diego State University, School of Journalism and Media Studies
  • Speakers and panelists: Elected officials, candidates and local experts
  • Attendees: VOSD members, general public, students and sponsors

How much do tickets cost?

Students: FREE!

Enter promo code “student” at checkout to claim your free ticket. Complimentary tickets are available to students from any college, university or high school. A valid student ID will be required for admission.

VOSD Members: $40
Non-Members: $55

Includes a one-year VOSD membership!

How can my company or organization get involved?

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Iris Magid at iris@voiceofsandiego.org if you are interested in becoming a sponsor. For all other inquiries, please contact Ana Gomez at ana.gomez@voiceofsandiego.org.

Host a Community Conversation

Want to get even more involved? Sign up to host a community-led discussion on a topic of your choice by completing our application form.

Confirmed Sessions

  • SoccerCity, SDSU West or None of the Above, a Debate
  • The Ballot Measures, Explained
  • Mayors in the Middle
    • San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer
    • Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg
    • Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum
  • The Future of California
    • Assemblyman Chad Mayes (R-San Bernardino)
    • Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D- San Diego)
    • Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego)
  • Town Hall: Life, Undocumented, in the Trump Era
    Presented by HuffPost
  • Rent Control: Can It Do What the Market Can’t?
    Prop. 10 debate presented by CalMatters
  • Exit Interview With Assemblyman Rocky Chavez
    Presented by CalMatters
  • Interview With Mike Levin, Democrat, Candidate for 49th Congressional District
  • Live Podcast: The Future of the City
    Scott, Sara and Andy with special guests
  • Community Led Panels
  • Closing Reception

Check back soon for a complete listing of Politifest events, including debates, panel discussions and more!