The XXIX Border Governors Conference of the United States and Mexico (BGC) will be hosted by the Governor of Baja California, Jose Guadalupe Osuna Millán. An annual forum, the BGC brings together the governors of the 10 U.S. – Mexico border states, along with other stakeholders of both countries. The conference will focus on the four strategic areas of competitiveness, security, quality of life, and sustainability.
In conjunction with members of the Border Research Partnership, the Woodrow Wilson Center-Mexico Institute and the Colegio de la Frontera Norte, NACTS will present the inaugural Awards for U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Cooperation and Innovation at the BGC. The awards will recognize extraordinary experiences of U.S.-Mexico cross-border cooperation and will serve to tell the often-overlooked "success stories" of bi-national institutions, non-profits, and local and state governments.