TEDxMonumento258 was an incredible experience, with speakers from Mexico and the United States taking turns on two stages, one in Playas de Tijuana, the other in Friendship Park. Many thanks to all of our speakers who shared their views, ideas and experiences of living in a binational border region, and countless volunteers who gave their time and considerable effort to making the event a success.
Gracious thanks to all the organizations that played pivotal roles in making this dream a reality, from the United States Border Patrol agents who provided important guidance throughout the process and security at the event, to the offices of Mayor Kevin Faulconer, San Diego, Mayor Jorge Astiazaran, Tijuana, and California State Senator Ben Hueso, all of whom helped with a variety of special logistics needs that this event required.
Important contributions also came from COTUCO (Comité de Turismo y Convenciones de Tijuana), the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Tijuana Innovadora, CaliBaja and Nuffer, Smith Tucker. And A special thanks to the TEDx team in New York City – as their belief in this first-ever project was critical.