The (un)forum is a virtual, viral candidate forum brought to you by the Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce. Instead of a traditional, in-person candidate forum we decided to use a new platform to engage candidates in dynamic conversations, which we are sharing widely through our social networks. All candidates who filed for elections in Victorville, Apple Valley, Adelanto, Barstow, and Hesperia were invited to participate in the (un)forum and respond to two questions asked by Casey Armstrong of the chamber: first question, second question. A strict deadline was given to all candidates. All videos shown were received prior to the deadline submission date and time.
Given the new technology, the Victor Valley Chamber offered technical support to all participants and provided support to several. The (un)forum technology automatically shuffles the order in which the candidates appear to foster a more level playing field. Our hope is that the (un)forum will allow our collective network to learn about the candidates, their positions, and their platforms in a format that is convenient and thoughtful.