The conference Tijuana Innovadora, and the movement it spawned, is possible because of volunteers.
These hundreds of individuals are of all ages and come from all walks of life. Most live in Tijuana, although some are in neighboring Baja California cities and in San Diego County.
All of these individuals are united by the concept that good things will happen within Tijuana itself and beyond when the city's true story is widely known.
Many volunteers are business owners, company directors and influential leaders from a wide variety of sectors. For months at a time, they donate their time and resources to make the conference happen doing a variety of organizational tasks.
Some volunteers are government officials and politicians although the conference itself is not directed by these sectors, although a number of public agencies support it.
A significant part of the volunteers, hundreds of them, are young people, mostly college students. In the months preceding the conference they receive comprehensive training. And during the event they serve a variety of tasks that help keep the intricate program running smoothly.
The most important role they fill is to serve as guides for the out-of-town speakers during their stay in Tijuana. These bilingual ambassadors work hard to exceed the needs of these guests, many of whom are visiting the city for the first time.
After the conference, many volunteers continue to receive support and training from the event's organizers. In large measure, these young people will become the next generation of leaders who will pursue innovative solutions to our region's challenges.
Would you like to be a conference volunteer? Use the "Contact" function on this site to send us an e- mail expressing your interest in joining our amazing team.