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Tijuana Innovadora hopes to attract 50,000 San Diegans this year, the showcase's founder said Tuesday at the Mingei Museum. José Galicot said buses will pick up San Diegans wishing to attend the event at the downtown Santa Fe station at 8 a.m. and noon at a cost of $15 roundtrip. He said only 5,000 to 7,000 San Diegans attended in 2010. Among invited speakers for the Oct. 11-21 event at the Tijuana Cultural Center are Televisa chief Emilio Azcárraga, columnist Leo Zuckermann, education reformer Claudio X. González,
2009 Nobel Prize chemistry winner Ada Yonath (right) of Israel and Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak.
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The Tijuana Innovadora website. Aug. 15 media release, in English, about the event.
Tijuana Innovadora founder José Galicot said that President Felipe Calderón and President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto both will appear at Tijuana Innovadora next month.
Calderón will inaugurate the Oct. 12-21 event, which will have speakers from all over the world and showcase Tijuana (see above). The date for Peña Nieto's appearance has not been set. Story, Frontera (PDF).