Since 2011, we have regularly attempted to mount a festival of debates and discussions lovably called Politifest. And it seemed to have found its home at University of San Diego the last few years.
Until this one, that is. Gathering a 1,000 people indoors with their portfolios of pre-existing conditions was not going to work this season.
We decided to mount it as an online only event and over a week, not just a day. One of the problems with online things, though, is there’s no functional limit to what can be done. For example, our reporters don’t have to keep their stories short to fit in a certain space in a printed newspaper or a certain time constraint in a broadcast. So it takes great discipline to keep it tight.
We didn’t hold back with Politifest 2020. There was no limit on the number of rooms we could fill. We organized every session we could imagine and then we added some more.