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This event occurred on
November 12, 2013
9:00am - 2:00pm PST
(UTC -8hrs)

With this event we have begun to change the image of our city and engage citizens to participate. This event has succeeded in changing the mindset of the people and understood that it is an obligation to share ideas to inspire others.

Our third event was great!
We began to dream of the event almost a year ago , almost to the end of the 2012 event .
This year we put the challenge to do better and somehow different , today we actually thought we did .
The event began with a presentation of the rector of CETYS University , Dr. Fernando León, who shared with us the challenges of today 's college students face the knowledge era . Online education and increased undergraduate students in undeveloped countries. Challenges for Universities and new ways of teaching and learning that put the challenge to change to interact and provide better solutions in the near future. ( CETYS University is our host sponsor )
From this time the program was divided into four sections, the first of which is called " Citizens challenges ."
The section begins with Luis Carlos Ulloa , who tells a story about how humans have evolved from the use of a clay tablet to reach smarthphones and the challenge of generating knowledge and information in this era of much technology .
Followed Roberto Quijano , lawyer Tijuana with other citizens pushed back in 2008 at the peaks of violence in the region, to the State Government of Baja California improve the performance of the police in conjunction with City Hall. Great testimonial.
Gastón Luken , political, shared with the audience the importance of citizen participation in public affairs , the need for take responsibility together to improve our community and to tell the government that citizens can make a change in their lives , in the community and the Government . Best citizens bring better government and better societies.
Tomas Sibaja shared ideas about professional development in Baja California and the potential we have in our present. Large enterprises have opportunities in our region to take advantage of a segment of professionals who can face challenges today's economy puts us ahead. If we learn to dream and follow our dreams we can get the maximum effort from us.
The second segment is " the message if you have " .
We begin with a motivating and inspiring participation CECUT Tijuana Opera project called "Opera Scatter " Cultural Center . Was the surprise of the event , no one expected to see that people in the audience get up and start singing opera some people. Started giving Mario Montenegro an explanation of the " Traveling Opera " and suddenly at the end of the opera singers started their debut.
Daniel Salinas, a Mexican writer who lives in Tijuana , shared her passion for reading and writing, as he mentioned " the most powerful drug : reading." Invites us to rediscover each written history, to live from our experience the book, because , as you say, every time we read a book as if typed again from the perspective of the reader.
Jennifer Nacif , who traveled from Mexico City to share with us your view on how our professional interaction with others may reflect our sexual temperaments. It was a fun , deep and educational talk . Jennifer really knows how to deliver the message , so the audience to connect and have fun , it got us thinking about how to really show us from our own personal perspective.
Graciela Rascon shared with us a great personal story . She is deaf speaker , he lost the ability to hear from childhood and eventually learned to interact with family , friends, the people around him . It has been a great challenge when learning sign language , in particular the Mexican Sign Language is a panorama opens and manages to connect as it says to learn to speak. Her story is not easy to hear , it is a great testimony of life, personal development and improvement. She managed to be the founder of APSOR a foundation that helps deaf people to be able to perform and interact in society. Great talk.
Alejandra Phelts , a Mexican artist who has a peculiar concept of how to show your own art shared with us his story of how to discover what it is to be an artist , how intimate moments of your family life mixed with his vocation as get a glimpse of his own family history . Alejandra tells her life experience and contacts with people will change their life.
The third segment was called " Encountering the Other "
We started with Jorge Echegollen , a Catholic priest who shares his own vocation story . Through many experiences and strong as he heard his call to the priesthood. As Jorge says, his story is just a story but a human story that wants to share what makes you happy , you complete , and how he lives his relationship with God. Great testimonial.
Jack Abbott , from San Diego , our neighbor . ( Organizer TEDxSanDiego ) shares his own story about how start doing things to promote a better society, their referents start since childhood . The importance of sharing ideas and dreams , his great experience as TEDx organizer. Really to engage in provocative actions that lead to better our society get invitation.
Flavio Olivieri , shared ideas about the immense possibilities that California and Baja California have to generate knowledge and innovations of creative entrepreneurs in many areas of commerce and industry. A real possibility that we have not been able to get the full potential and that if we want to we can work together to put the " Calibaja " region as one of the most important economic regions.

The last segment was called " The relationship with the Other "
We started with Ricardo Nevarez , who has developed a social enterprise model to promote local culinary talent in a very original way. They are offered to young entrepreneurs who can practice a second establishment in operation so they can learn and gain experience on par with promote their culinary creations. The project is for young entrepreneurs with a place of modest meal . Great innovation project .
Pedro Cruz is the president of a local hospital for Children ' Hospital of the Californias "who shared with us the history of cancer in children , representing a hard life for them and their families, but also hope in the treatment and the importance of the company of family and community around these children. He also shared two great success stories of children who overcame the disease.
Jorge Ostap , an architect who changed his vocation to start a consulting firm in organizational development from discovering elements of anthropology and biology which will change the way to do business , customers and society. He offered an interesting interdisciplinary analysis of how humans interact and make decisions on economic and business environments.
The last speaker and the grand finale of the event was Alex Montoya who shares his own story of challenges and overcoming and follow his dream . Alex was born without both arms and a leg , but that has not prevented him from following his dream and vision of the vine and achieve their goal of working in baseball, the San Diego Padres . A great testimony of life. Alex really say "nothing is impossible " observes us from experience the importance of family values , the value of sharing challenges and dreams, try to be with those who love us , with whom you can build a strong friendship , all that leads us to accomplish miracles . A great story .

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Alex Montoya

Alex Montoya is the Manager of Latino Affairs for the San Diego Padres. In that role he is responsible for coordinating the team’s Latino community involvement in San Diego County and Mexico. This includes reaching out to the Latino community via ticket donations, in-kind donations, and overseeing the club’s Spanish-language online platforms. In his nearly seven years with the organization, the Padres have earned recognition via awards such as: the 2012 “Bi-National Excellence Award” by the South County Economic Development Council; 2011 “Hispanic Visionary Award” by the Ad Club of San Diego; and 2010 “Community Access Award” by disability rights group Access to Independence. Montoya is also an author and international motivational speaker. He is a native of Colombia, South America, and serves on several advisory boards for organizations serving youth and families.

Jennifer Nacif

Conferencista, escritora y personalidad de radio y Televisión. Más de 18 años de investigación y talleres a empresas, la llevaron a conocer las necesidades y motivaciones de la fuerza de trabajo, mejorar la comunicación entre compañeros, crear mejores ambientes laborales etc. Con temas como: Ventas, trabajo en equipo, comunicación, servicio al cliente, incrementa tu felicidad, Sé responsable de tu propia vida, motivacional, liderazgo, y mucho más.

Gastón Luken

Aspirante a ciudadano con experiencia empresarial que participa en actividades relacionadas con la comunidad y la política porque cree que las cosas pueden ser y estar mejores. Desde hace mas de 30 años participa en Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civíl, (Coparmex, Cruz Roja, San Diego Dialogue, Smart Border Coalition. En el sector público fue Presidente Consejero del primer organismo electoral ciudadanizado en BC, Contralor del Gobierno del DF, Consejero General del IFE, Diputado Federal por BC.

Roberto Quijano

Licenciado en derecho (UABC, Campus Tijuana 1982). Especialidad en derecho laboral (UABC), estudios de derecho comercial (USD) y liderazgo empresarial (CETYS UNIVERSIDAD) Presidente de la Asociación de Abogados de Empresa ANADE (1995-1996) Presidente del Centro Empresarial de Tijuana COPARMEX-TIJUANA y Consejero Nacional (2008-2009) Coordinador de la Comisión de seguridad pública del Consejo Coordinador Empresarial de Tijuana (CCE TIJUANA)

Luis Carlos Ulloa

Profesor de tiempo completo en la carrera de Historia en la UABC, con maestría en Educación por el Tec de Monterrey y Doctorado en Estudios del Desarrollo Global por la Facultad de Economía y Relaciones Internacionales de la UABC. Experto en redacción de discurso y análisis de coyuntura en medios. Es coautor del libro "Huellas democráticas de una Revolución cívica. Reseña histórica del PAN en BC. 1949-1989". Es también socio fundador y director de la revista digital www.b1mas4.com/-/ además de ser columnista y articulista sobre la política local en Baja California. Se le puede escribir a luishistoria@hotmail.com o seguirlo en twitter en @luisbc89

Mario Montenegro

Originario del Estado de Durango. Es investigador especializado en metodología de análisis de obras culturales. En relación con la ópera, ha trabajado tanto en la dirección escénica como en la publicación de textos académicos y de divulgación. Actualmente es colaborador de la Ópera de Tijuana y director artístico del Ensamble Vocal del CECUT, la Ópera Ambulante.

Tomás Sibaja

Libre pensador y ejecutor global - humanista, diplomático y veterano de guerra - aplicando su experiencia internacional de mas de 24 anos en cuatro continentes para mejorar su entorno aprendiendo de el. Educado en México, Estados Unidos, Asia y Europa.

Alejandra Phelts

Hija de padre colombiano-alemán y madre mexicana nace en Mexicali Baja california en 1978, realiza estudios de Filosofía e Historia del Arte en el “Institut Privé de Philosophie et Théologie Saint Jean”, en Saint Jodard, Francia, posteriormente obtiene el Titulo de Licenciada en Artes Plásticas por la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. A partir del 2001 ha participado en más de 40 exposiciones en México, Estados Unidos, Europa y China; Phelts complementa su trabajo pictórico con investigación académica y desarrollo de proyectos de arte contemporáneo con lo cual ha obtenido becas como el “FOECA 2004” en la categoría “Jóvenes Creadores”, “PECDA 2008” en la categoría de “Investigación sobre Arte en Baja California”, el proyecto editorial “Imagining Ourselves” del Museo Internacional de la Mujer en San Francisco, California, así como en las Clínicas del “Simposio Internacional de Teoría de Arte Contemporáneo SITAC VI” con el proyecto “Josef Cathaldus” . Su distinción más recientes el Primer lugar en la “XVIII Bienal Plástica del Estado de Baja California” en la categoría de Pintura.

Ricardo Nevarez

Jorge Ostap

La innovación tiene que ver con la evolución de los productos procesos y servicios en torno a como se le presentan y como afectan su aplicación y uso a nuestros clientes de como cambia su vida y la de nuestro entorno. Eso es innovacion. Pero como podemos cambia e innovar en los negocios si no aprendemos de ellos. Nuestros clientes o mejor dicho. Los tomadores de desición necesitamos entender sus insights para poder proponer un cambio en la manera de interactuar con nuestros productos y servicios. Para eso necesitamos de la biología de la sociología y la antropología social entre otras ciencias sociales que van intrínsecamente ligadas al mundo de los negocios aquí es donde inicia mi pasión

Graciela Rascón

mujer sorda-parlante, fundadora de la asociación APSOR desde 1993, se comunica leyendo los labios de las personas oyentes, y con su comunidad sorda, es a través de su lengua de señas, la cual adquirió a los 38 años, fruto que dio un giro a su vida de 180 grados, efecto que la convirtió en una mujer perseverante, conocedora de las necesidades de sus iguales, una activista social que ha puesto empeño por más de veinte años en derribar muros de comunicación y en luchar por los derechos de las personas con discapacidad auditiva, sin perder la fe, sin doblegarse ante la falta de cultura del medio ambiente o de la sociedad.

Jorge Echegollen

Fernando Leon

Flavio Olivieri

Con más de 23 años de experiencia de promover el desarrollo de negocios transfronterizos entre EU y Mexico, Flavio Olivieri es Director de Desarrollo Económico e Industrial de Tijuana, Asociacion Civil y Presidente del Consejo de Administración de la empresa Serena Senior Care, S.A. de C.V. líder en servicios de asistencia para personas mayores. Es participante activo de diversas iniciativas para la integración económica de la región binacional entre California y Baja California, particularmente entre Tijuana y San Diego. Ha trabajado en ambos lados de la frontera tanto en empresas multinacionales como en proyectos emprendedores en áreas de manufactura, servicios de salud, tecnologías de información e infraestructura energética. Cuenta con dos maestrías en Negocios y Comercio Electrónico, así como con la Certificación Profesional en Desarrollo Económico por la International Economic Development Council de Washington D.C.

Daniel Salinas

Daniel Salinas Basave es reportero y escritor. Lo suyo es patear asfalto y desparramar tinta en hojas arrancadas. Su territorio natural son las calles de Tijuana. Es autor de los libros Mitos del Bicentenario, publicado por el Instituto de Cultura de Baja California, Réquiem por Gutenberg (ganador del Premio Estatal de Literatura 2010) y La Liturgia del Tigre Blanco (Editorial Océano) Próximamente se publicará el libro de cuentos Cartografías Absurdas de Daxdalia en la colección editorial del Cecut. Correo danibasave@hotmail.com Blog: www.cunadeporqueria.blogspot.com (ininterrumpido desde hace once años)

Jack Abbott

Jack Abbott is part entrepreneur, part visionary and a completely determined optimist who believes that each of us has the power to make a positive impact. He is also the owner and Chief Client Advocate for Oak Creek Trail digital marketing, the CEO of Intelligent Light Source specialized LED lighting design, the Chief Instigator of TEDxSanDiego and the founder of TEDxYouth@SanDiego. Abbott holds degrees from the University of California Santa Cruz and the Universidad de Bilbao in Spain.

Pedro Cruz

Estudios de maestría y doctorado en Comportamiento Humano, también maestría en Dirección Empresarial con especialidad en Desarrollo Organizacional y licenciaturas en administración militar y Piloto Aviador, así como un curso de formación Gerencial por la universidad de Harvard. Es catedrático de Psicología de las Masas y Psicología del Mexicano. Ha cursado diplomados en pedagogía universitaria, liderazgo de alto impacto, tanatología, violencia familiar, análisis político, comunicación no verbal, procedimientos e inteligencia, y en su experiencia destaca su intercambio internacional en la Academia de la Fuerza Aérea de los EUA y haber cumplido una función diplomática como agregado a la Embajada de México en Washington D.C. Actualmente candidato a Ciencia Política. Desde hace 6 años, es Director General de la Fundación Castro Limón y del Centro Oncológico Pediátrico ambas asociaciones no lucrativas de la comunidad de BC.

Organizing team


Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico


Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
  • Ariosto Manrique
  • Heberto Peterson
  • Jesús P. Moreno
    Comunications, Web Master
  • Michelle Guerrero
  • Nora Perez
  • Julio Trujillo
  • Missael Gomez
  • Victor Gallardo
    Speakers Companion and Research
  • Fabiola Rizo
    Stage Design
  • Cachu Manrique
    Oratory companion
  • Paulo Zaragoza
  • Ricardo Nevarez
    Food and Beverages