TEDxMonumento258 would not have been possible without our partners and supporting organizations on both sides of the border. The combination of civic, governmental and business leadership was invaluable throughout planning and producing this binational event. We are grateful for their vision, guidance, and commitment.

Nuffer Smith Tucker Public Relations

Nuffer, Smith, Tucker is an award-winning public relations and interactive firm headquartered in San Diego. NST creates strategic relationships and communications that drive our clients success throughout the San Diego/Baja region. NST’s binational relations efforts focus on leveraging relationships to spark conversations that are critical to creating a cohesive, collaborative region.


Qualcomm Incorporated is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. We are engineers, scientists and business strategists. We are from many different countries and speak many different languages. We come from diverse cultures and have unique perspectives. Together, we focus on a single goal—invent mobile technology breakthroughs.

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Entravision is a leading media company and integrated marketing solutions provider for companies targeting the US Latino market. Entravision reaches 105 markets that aggregate 94% of all US Latinos through our owned and partner assets, including 53 television stations, 49 radio stations and multiple interactive owned and licensed platforms and data analytics.


KPBS serves our local communities with news and entertainment programming that respects our audience with inspiring, intelligent and enlightening content. KPBS will deliver this content via multiple outlets, including television, radio, and digital media and will adapt and remain relevant in a rapidly changing world.

SAV Mexico

SAV offers you quality service with technical expertise for your events, whether it is a Training Course, Medical Meeting, Social Event or Convention. Based in Tijuana, we offer professional Audio Visual services in Baja California as well as anywhere in Mexico. We are also able to provide services in the United States through our sister company AV Guys, located in San Diego, California.

Red 7

Red Siete is a telecommunications company dedicated to providing Internet access and facilitate the interconnection of offices and branches. Committed to quality service, we strive every day to improve both the service and customer care and support.

Supporting Organizations

Tijuana Innovadora

Founded on October 7, 2010, Tijuana Innovadora is an organization of residents of the border region who love Tijuana, and want its true story told. They come from all walks of life and are united by the goal of promoting innovative ideas to improve their city and border region.


COTUCO (Committee of Tourism and Conventions) was established in 1966 as an initiative of the Tijuana Chamber of Commerce and the Tijuana Town Council with the purpose of promoting both national and international tourism in the City of Tijuana. This versatile city has much to offer, from concerts, fairs and exhibitions, restaurants, cinemas, museums and recreational and cultural centers.

Downtown San Diego Partnership

The Downtown San Diego Partnership is the leading advocate for the revitalization, economic vitality, and growth of Downtown San Diego. It is a member-based, non-profit organization committed to the success of San Diego’s vibrant and world-class urban centre. We have more than 325 members, representing a variety of business sectors including real estate, start-up incubators, banking, law, defense, insurance, technology, communications, energy, and tourism and hospitality.

Cali Baja Bi-National Mega-Region

Established in 2008, the Cali Baja Bi-National Mega-Region Initiative brings together businesses, civic and government leaders to assess the advantages and challenges of doing business in the bi-national region.  CaliBaja encompasses the entire California – Baja, Mexico border region that includes San Diego County, Imperial County and Baja California in Mexico.

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

The San Diego Regional Chamber is the hub for connections and collaboration among the regional business community, and uses that clout to advocate for public policies and candidates that support economic growth and the creation of jobs for all businesses. As the largest Chamber on the West Coast, representing more than 3,000 businesses and 400,000 employees, the San Diego Regional Chamber is fighting to make San Diego the most business-friendly region in California.


SEDETI  is the Tijuana municipal agency dedicated to the design and implementation of policies concerning the promotion of economic development of the city, implementing programs and projects that increase productive activity, and maintaining a balance with urban development and welfare of the community.

San Diego Regional EDC

The mission of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation is to maximize the region’s economic prosperity and global competitiveness. As an independently funded non-profit fueled by more than 160 companies and organizations, EDC works to attract, retain and expand companies and the talent pool across the region’s three traded economies: military, tourism and innovation.

Tijuana Economic Development Corporation

The Tijuana Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit private organization , founded in 1989,  dedicated to facilitating industrial operations and business opportunities within the Cali Baja Bi-National Mega-Region.  Comprised of 120 leading service professionals and infrastructure providers, we offer foreign investors advisory and project management services for establishing successful manufacturing operations in the City of Tijuana.


CONNECT is a regional program that catalyzes the creation of innovative technology and life sciences products in San Diego County by linking inventors and entrepreneurs with the resources they need for success. Since 1985, CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of over 3,000 companies. The leadership of CONNECT attributes its success to the unique culture of collaboration among industry, capital sources, professional service providers and research organizations in the region.

Secretariat of Tourism Baja California

The Secretariat of Tourism organizes, promotes and coordinates programs, projects and activities to develop tourism in the State of Baja California. This involves maintaining relationships with both national and international tourism organizations, as well as educational institutions, providing information to visitors from around the world.

South County EDC

The South County Economic Development Council, a non-profit organization was formed in 1989 by a group of South San Diego County business and community leaders, to promote education and encourage economic development in the South San Diego County/Baja Region. Our member cities include Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City, San Diego, San Diego County, and the Port of San Diego. We also work with our partners in Baja California in the cities of Mexicali, Tijuana, Tecate, Rosarito and Ensenada.


The Center for Higher and Technical Education (CETYS University) is an educational institution of excellence located in the State of Baja California, México. CETYS was founded in 1961 under the sponsorship of a group of visionary entrepreneurs who devised a quality education on this flourishing border state. With campuses in Mexicali, Tijuana, and Ensenada, CETYS University currently offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the areas of Management and Business, Engineering, and Humanities.

Woodbury University

Since 1884, Woodbury University has served a distinguished role in meeting the educational needs of Southern California. We transform students into liberally educated professionals and socially responsible citizens by integrating four fundamental educational principles into all of our educational programs and by harnessing the creative power of multiple disciplines that come together to share perspectives across boundaries and discover solutions.

Cleantech San Diego

Cleantech San Diego is a nonprofit member organization that positions the greater San Diego region, including Imperial County and Baja California, as a global leader in the cleantech economy. The organization achieves this by fostering collaborations across the private-public-academic landscape, leading advocacy efforts to promote cleantech priorities, and encouraging investment in the San Diego region.

2-1-1 San Diego

2-1-1 San Diego is a resource and information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 confidential phone service and our searchable online database. 2-1-1 serves the entire population of the County. Every hour of every day, someone in San Diego County searches for services, from substance abuse treatment to care for a child or aging parent, food, housing or financial assistance.

Urban Land Institute San Diego Tijuana

The Urban Land Institute provides leadership in the responsible use of land, and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. As the “go to” land use organization for real estate issues in our region, the ULI San Diego-Tijuana District Council facilitates the open exchange of ideas among industry leaders, practitioners and policy makers. The District Council sponsors monthly educational forums in addition to an annual Trends Conference and Smart Growth Awards program.

Smart Border Coalition San Diego Tijuana

The Smart Border Coalition is a catalyst to bring together leading academic, business and civic communities from both sides of the San Diego / Tijuana International region to develop databases and policy positions, deliver special events and programs, and growth of the cross-border economy through jobs creation, workforce development and social interaction.

City of Chula Vista

The City of Chula Vista is located at the center of one of the richest cultural, economic and environmentally diverse zones in the United States. Being the second largest City in San Diego County, with a population of 250,000, the City of Chula Vista has established economic development initiatives that have created quality infrastructure, a strong consumer base and a well-educated and experienced workforce.Click here to add your own text

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Mayor Kevin Faulconer

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Mayor Jorge Astiazaran