Envision the San Diego Tijuana international border and mega region as a beacon of collaborative design, driving impactful change through a systematic process. By integrating design thinking and practical implementation, we identify needs, strategize, engage communities, and implement purpose-driven solutions, embodying a commitment to meaningful action and transformative progress.

<span data-metadata="">OUR GOAL

To address our region’s most pressing issues by designing more equitable futures at and across the border. We recognize that the best ideas come from diversity in perspectives, across knowledge, generation, experience and identity. We are committed to embodying belonging, justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in everything we do.

<span data-metadata="">OUR VALUES

WDC2024 is guided by four foundational values: Community, Connection, Collaboration, and Celebration, each serving as pillars shaping the trajectory of our region. 


In partnership with our community, we will strengthen design values across our region, amplifying design leadership and visibility throughout our cross-border communities and governmental spheres. This concerted effort ensures that our endeavors resonate far beyond 2024, leaving a lasting impact on the region we hold dear. 


San Diego and Tijuana, while distinct, share intertwined histories, cultures, resources, and challenges. Strengthening these connections will fortify our crossborder region as we strive for a better, brighter, and more inclusive future together. 


Success depends on the collective efforts of all of us working together. We’re talking about [Storytellers. Policy-makers. Thought leaders. Innovators. Movers and shakers] and more — working together. We are calling for everyone throughout the crossborder community to join us in this effort. 


WDC2024 celebrates the unique history, diverse design community, and cross-border collaboration of the San Diego Tijuana region. It’s our opportunity to showcase unity, bridge-building, achievement, and collective celebration.

Ticket Holder Questions

No, you may attend any days or sessions you please with registration and RSVP that can be placed through the Whova Event App, but please be aware that all events are subject to space capacity at a first come, first serve basis. We will notify attendees on the Whova App when spaces have reached capacity.

Attendees will be responsible for their own transportation for all 5 days of the event.

However, in partnership with MexiCoach, there will be two shuttle options:

  1. Limited Shuttle service from San Diego to CECUT (Tijuana, MX) is available Friday (5/3), Saturday (5/4), and Sunday (5/5).  Only 45 spots per day are available, pick up time at 9 AM in SD and return to SD at 6 PM. Must have a valid passport.

  2. Shuttle Service on the Tijuana side of the border to CECUT. This is a great option for attendees looking to park or take the trolley by the border and cross on foot. Shuttles will run every 2 hours starting at 8:30 AM til 5 PM.

    1. Shuttle Times from the Tijuana side of border: 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM
    2. Shuttle Times from CECUT to TJ border: 10:00AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM

To guarantee your spot on the shuttle, please purchase your ticket beforehand here

The pick-up point will be across the Tijuana Border at the Baja California Railroad Company Parking Lot (click here to learn how to walk there from Ped East) and Drop-off at CECUT.

Yes, we accept Mexican Pesos and USD. If paying with Mexican pesos it will be converted to USD according to the most current rate.

We’re celebrating the diverse region of Tijuana San Diego,  tickets to the World Design Festival Powered by TJDW for free thanks to our wonderful organizers and partners. With a ticket you get access to world-class designers from Mexico, the US, and Internationally. Each ticket will get you access to sessions for the certain day(s) you’ve registered,  however, events are on a first-come first-served basis. We advise you to arrive early to guarantee a spot. 

Please refer to our “How to Get to World Design Week Powered by TJDW” page with full details on different transportation options, hotel recommendations, and travel tips.

It is highly preffered that you download the Whova app. Through the app you will get World Design Festival Powered TJDW announcements, have the ability to create your own agenda, chat online with speakers and other attendees and see events happenings at World Design Festival. You also have the option to view the schedule on Whovas desktop option. 

Most of all, you’ll have access to chat with other attendees in the region and plan out meetings, and create new connections. Download the app here.

This is an event focused on design, art, and collaboration, you’ll be around all walks of life from the Tijuana San Diego region participating in workshops, going to exhibitions and shows. We recommend that you dress appropriately according to the events you’d like to attend and feel free to express yourself fully and come as you are!

There will not be dedicated charging stations but there will be power plugs on the walls on a first come basis. We recommend that you bring a battery pack to ensure you have a battery for your day. 

Depending on the venue there may or may not be wifi, check in with a volunteer or site staff to see if there is wifi.

No, the events for the World Design Festival Powered by TJDW are more than 50%  either in Spanish or have a dedicated translator. Please refer to the Whova schedule to find which ones will have translations. Also, many of the speakers and workshop leaders can speak English.

We highly encourage you to attend even if you don’t feel confident with your Spanish or speak little Spanish, the Tijuana community is very inclusive and there will be many networking opportunities during the event to speak in English and Spanish, this is what makes our community so unique and inclusive.

At the moment we do not plan to livestream any sessions. We do plan to record key events like keynotes and closing reception. Please follow our social media channels to keep informed.

Please refer to our How to Get to Tijuana page and scroll down to view the WDF Map for recommended parking spots in San Diego (by the Tijuana border) and in Tijuana, closest to the venues. 

If parking in Tijuana, we highly recommend paying for paid parking and carrying cash to pay for parking. 

If you plan to park in the San Diego side of the border, we highly encourage you to bring cash as some parking lots only accept cash, but some do accept cards as a form of payment. Usually, the parking rate will be around $12 weekdays and $25 on weekends. 

Yes, there are kid-friendly sessions, please download or view the Whova Agenda on your desktop to view which events are kid-friendly. Easily use the filter in the “Categories” section and select kid-friendly.

Refunds to shuttle service will be processed after the event through Whova.

General Questions

Food and drinks will be the responsibility of the attendee. There may be food available for purchase nearby. Check our travel page to see restaurants or cafes nearby and please plan accordingly: https://wdc2024.org/blog/how-to-get-to-world-design-festival/

Yes, we highly recommend that you use Uber to go to the different venues. Check our travel page and scroll down to the WDF Map to see the exact addresses of venues and please plan accordingly: https://wdc2024.org/blog/how-to-get-to-world-design-festival/

No, Lyft does not work in Mexico.

You may write down your name on the sticky name tags while supplies last.

Speaker Questions

It is not required but we highly recommend you to use the marketing kit and use your “Speakergram” and social copy provided in order to amplify the event and engage your audience.

Parking is the resposibility of the speaker, check out the How to Get to Tijuana page to find parking spots near the venues: https://wdc2024.org/blog/how-to-get-to-world-design-festival/

Yes, you may bring an additional guest but all cost is the speaker and guests responsibility

With the WDC or Tijuana Design Week staff

Please coordinate with the WDC or Tijuana Design Week Staff