TEDxMonumento258 took place in a unique location, at the border fence that separates Friendship Park in the United States, and Boundary Monument 258, located south of the border in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico.

Two stages were built; one on either side of the border fence, just ten feet apart. The speakers took turns, alternating between the U.S. and Mexico. Two of those speakers began their talk on one side of the border, speaking in that country’s native language, then drove across the border to complete their talk on the other stage, in the language of that country.

This represents the first time a TEDx event has been held in two countries simultaneously, and the first time TEDx speakers have delivered their talk split between two countries and two languages.

Arial view above the site for TEDxMonumento258