Community Events

We are excited to host and share events that help make our community a better place to live, work and play. If you are interested in having your event featured, please contact us at together@burnhamcenter.org

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Third Annual - Innovation Day


Connect welcomes you to a celebration of San Diego's pioneering spirit in technology and life sciences. Experience a day brimming with insightful talks, interactive exhibits, expert panels, and dynamic pitch sessions, all intertwined with the vibrant arts and culture of Southern California.

Imagine a day where the brightest minds in Therapeutics, Genomics,Cybersecurity, Defense, Robotics, and Space converge. Our city's renowned research institutions and universities are the beating heart of these sectors, offering limitless opportunities for talent, discovery, and innovation.

DATE: Tuesday, September 24, 2024

TIME: 2:00pm-8:30pm

LOCATION: Petco Park

RSVP: Innovation Day 2024 | Connect (ticketsauce.com)

Burnham Community Dialogue: Addressing Homelessness in San Diego


You're invited to join this essential community dialogue hosted by the Burnham Center for Community Advancement and the Lucky Duck Foundation. This event will provide a unique opportunity to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the journey and some of the misconceptions about the unsheltered population, as we hear from community members who have experienced homelessness share their stories.
  • Learn about the local landscape of homelessness and innovative strategies.
  • Explore the important role philanthropy and other sectors can and must play in creating lasting change.

We are grateful to have the following moderator and panelists:

  • Moderator: Lisa Halverstadt, Senior Investigative Reporter, Voice of San Diego
  • Dijana Beck, Director, Office of Homeless Solutions, County of San Diego
  • Josh Coyne, VP of Policy & Civic Engagement, Downtown San Diego Partnership
  • Eric Dargan, Chief Operating Officer, City of San Diego
  • Tamera Kohler, Chief Executive Officer, Regional Task Force on Homelessness
  • Drew Moser, Chief Executive Officer, Lucky Duck Foundation

Your voice and participation are crucial. We look forward to seeing you.

DATE: Thursday, July 11, 2024

TIME: 8:15-10:45AM

LOCATION: UC San Diego Park & Market - 1100 Market Street, 1st Floor (Lobby Level), San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: Burnham Community Dialogue: Addressing Homelessness in San Diego Tickets, Thu, Jul 11, 2024 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite

Latinos Unidos - A Networking Celebration


Welcome to Latinos Unidos - A Networking Celebration! Join us at Jamul Casino for an evening of connection, community, and celebration. This event is your chance to meet and mingle with fellow Latinos in a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you want to expand your professional network or enjoy the company of like-minded individuals, this is the place to be. Don't miss out on this opportunity to unite, network, and have a great time together. See you there!

DATE: Thursday, June 27, 2024

TIME: 5:30-8:30PM

LOCATION: Jamul Casino - 14145 Campo Road Jamul, CA 91935

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/latinos-unidos-a-networking-celebration-tickets-898159277577?aff=oddtdtcreator

Cause San Diego's Professional Development Luncheon: Maximizing Brand Impact through Media Coverage & Partnerships


Join us for lunch, networking and a chance to learn about the latest trends and best practices for gaining media attention, setting up media engagements and partnering with media to enhance your brand. The media landscape is now a digital landscape. Learn how to leverage your earned publicity and owned content to build your brand across social media. How can you get your message out to the right people to drive impact for your brand or cause campaign?

Key Takeaways:

-  Gain new techniques companies are using to attract TV, print and digital media coverage
-  How to partner with media for in-kind and paid media opportunities
-  How to leverage third party media coverage on social media and other e-comm channels to amplify your message

DATE: Wednesday, June 26, 2024

TIME: 11:30am-1pm

LOCATION: Boujiemana Restaurant - 3545 Aero Ct Suite B, San Diego, CA 92123

RSVP: https://www.ticketsignup.io/TicketEvent/CauseSDLunchnLearnJune26/Register

“Between The Notes” a Jazz Feast Presents: Matt Hall Quartet

TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2024

The Matt Hall Quartet brings together four outstanding musicians whose synergy and mutual understanding create an electric atmosphere. Their collective talent and individual flair make for a dynamic jazz experience that explores the rich textures and rhythms of the genre.

“Between The Notes” a Jazz Feast continues to be a beacon for jazz lovers, providing an opportunity to experience live performances that are both innovative and deeply rooted in the jazz tradition. This evening with the Matt Hall Quartet promises a blend of traditional jazz with modern interpretations, making it a perfect outing for those who appreciate the art of jazz.

Join us for a riveting evening of jazz as the Matt Hall Quartet graces the stage at Senses Human Bistro for our acclaimed “Between The Notes” a Jazz Feast series. This ensemble of jazz virtuosos is set to deliver a performance filled with passion, skill, and unforgettable musical moments. Reserve your table for June 25th from 7pm to 10pm at Senses Human Bistro and prepare to be enthralled by the Matt Hall Quartet. Enjoy an evening of superb music, delectable dining, and the best in company. This is an event that jazz enthusiasts and newcomers alike won’t want to miss.

DATE: Tuesday, June 25th, 2024

TIME: 7pm - 10pm

VENUE: Senses Human Bistro - 1100 Market St, 1st Floor (Lobby Level), San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/between-the-notes-a-jazz-feast-presents-matt-hall-quartet-tickets-917339997627?aff=ebdssbdestsearch



The Cooper Family Foundation annually hosts the Juneteenth Healing the Community Festival event, which honors the contributions of African Americans in music, literature, art, science and so much more. This event designed to celebrate Juneteenth while fostering community healing, unity, and cultural pride

Please join me in celebrating Juneteenth this Saturday at Memorial Park in Logan Heights between 11 AM - 6:30 PM. The festival will include live music, a history wall, educational programs, gospel and jazz performances, health resources, a kid's zone, food trucks and other activities. Hope to see you there!

DATE: Wednesday, June 19, 2024

TIME: 11 AM - 6:30 PM

LOCATION: Memorial Park - 2975 Ocean View Blvd, San Diego, CA 92113

RSVP: (Meet at Memorial Park)

The San Diego World Affairs Council Presents Private Movie Screening / Director Meet & Greet


The San Diego World Affairs Council Presents: Private Movie Screening / Director Meet & Greet

”Midnight Traveler: Recounting a Personal Refugee Experience from Afghanistan to the United States” featuring: Director Hassan Fazili & Family

Hassan Fazili's latest documentary, Midnight Traveler, premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and won a Special Jury Award. Other award also including, 2019 Berlin international film festival Winner Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention , 2020 Emmy award outstanding current affairs documentary and 2020 Peabody award.

Join us for this exclusive movie screening and an opportunity to meet & greet the Director, Hassan Fazili, and his family while they discuss their harrowing refugee journey from Afghanistan to the United States.

DATE: Saturday, June 15, 2024

TIME: 1:00-3:30 PM

LOCATION: UC San Diego Park & Market - Digital Gym Cinema: 1100 Market St, San Diego, California 92101

RSVP: https://sdwac.org/event-5507361/Registration

Young Professionals Global Trivia Night

TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2024

Welcome to the Youg Professionals Global Trivia Night! Join us for a fun evening of brain-teasing questions and a friendly competition at Knotty Barrel. Test your knowledge on a variety of topics of global affairs while mingling with other young professionals in a relaxed setting. Bring your A-game and get ready to showcase your trivia skills. Don't miss this opportunity to network, have a great time, and win fantastic prizes. See you there!

Hosted by the San Diego World Affairs Council
SDWAC Young Professionals

DATE: Tuesday, May 21, 2024

TIME: 7:00PM-10:00PM

LOCATION: Knotty Barrel - 844 Market Street San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: Young Professionals Global Trivia Night Tickets, Tue, May 21, 2024 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite

Mi Festival Vocalia: El Mar Nos Une - The Sea Unites Us

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2024

Promotora de las Bellas Artes presents:

"El Mar Nos Une - The Sea Unites Us • Música para Nuestra Costa - Music for Our Coast”.


- Promotora de las Bellas Artes School Choirs and Selection Choir “Estorninos”, conducted by Daria Abreu.

- USC Thornton School of Music Choir, conducted by Cristian Grases.

- Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra, conducted by Hernan Constantino.

The 2024 edition of "Mi Festival Vocalia" is titled "El Mar Nos Une - The Sea Unites Us" and is part of the Binational Resilience Initiative (BRI) grant program, which is led by the San Diego Foundation, International Community Foundation (ICF), Resilient Cities Catalyst, and San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, that seeks to build coastal resilience, reduce the impacts of pollution, advocate for local leadership, build awareness of binational resilience challenges and provide solutions.

DATE: Sunday, May 19, 2024

TIME: 12:00-2:00 P.M.

LOCATION: Palenque Parque Morelos - 16000 Avenida de los Insurgentes Tijuana, BCN 22226 Mexico

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com.mx/e/mi-festival-vocalia-el-mar-nos-une-the-sea-unites-us-tickets-891275167017?aff=oddtdtcreator

sPARK Awards- Celebrating Innovation in Balboa Park


The date is set for Balboa Park’s celebration of innovation, the second annual sPARK Awards. Forever Balboa Park’s sPARK Awards recognize people and organizations that amplify Balboa Park’s distinct role in San Diego and increase its positive impact on well being through creativity, collaboration, and imagination.

Nominations for the event’s three award categories—Igniting Innovation,Crossing Boundaries, and Enhancing Ecosystems—will open in February. To learn more about the awards, please visit the link sPARK Awards | Forever Balboa Park. Interested in sponsoring the event? Please contact Janessa Wheeler at janessa@balboapark.org

DATE: Thursday, May 9, 2024

TIME: 5pm-7pm

LOCATION: San Diego Air & Space Museum, 2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP/MORE INFO: sPARK Awards | Forever Balboa Park




Join us for an expert panel discussion on The Impact of the Nearshoring Movement on Tech. We look forward to an evening exploring the rise of nearshoring and the opportunities it presents for innovation. We'll share insights on how to leverage Mexico's location for hardware and software product development, discuss the benefits for tech and business in our cross-border region, and review best practices surrounding trade compliance and operating within Mexico.

This panel will be of interest to:

  • Founders and Innovators in Tech & Hardware
  • Executives in Technology, Operations, or Supply Chain
  • Startups and Established Companies Looking to Scale in Mexico

DATE: Wednesday, May 8, 2024

TIME: 6:30 P.M.

LOCATION: UC San Diego Park & Market - 1100 Market St. (1st Floor - Lobby Level), San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: https://content.seacomp.com/panel-the-impact-of-nearshoring-on-tech?utm_campaign=Nearshoring%20Panel%20Event&utm_source=ucsd&utm_medium=banner

2024 The Sea Unites Us: Music For Our Coast

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2024

Mainly Mozart presents “The Sea Unites Us - Music For Our Coast”

This FREE concert features The Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra & Promotora de las Bellas Artes Children’s Choir with the San Diego Children’s Choir, and San Diego State University Chamber Choir. This is a free event but tickets must be reserved.

DATE: Sunday, May 5, 2024

TIME: 5:00PM (Gates open at 4:00PM)

LOCATION: The UC San Diego Epstein Family Amphitheater (Outdoor Venue)

RSVP: Buy: 2024 The Sea Unites Us: Music For Our Coast, May 5th, 2024 @ 5 PM (salesforce-sites.com)

Burnham Community Dialogue: Nearshoring Opportunities - CaliBaja Region


Exploring Nearshoring Opportunities: CaliBaja Region

In an ever-changing geopolitical world, many U.S. companies are turning to Mexico as an alternative nearshoring supply chain partner. Understanding our cross-border cultural and economic landscape is essential for our region to fully leverage the opportunities for closer relations for business, community, and the public-at-large.

Generously sponsored by CalPrivate Bank, please join the Burnham Center for Community Advancement in collaboration with the Institute of the Americas, for a community dialogue about our region's nearshoring opportunities. Be part of the unveiling of our comprehensive report, (https://iamericas.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Synthesized-nearshoring-CaliBaja.pdf) jointly developed by the Institute of the Americas and the Burnham Center for Community Advancement. Gain insights into policy and advocacy efforts aimed at maximizing this generational shift of companies considering alternative nearshoring options.

We are fortunate to present our expert panel:

  • Wendy Fry, CalMatters - Journalist, Investigative Reporter/Producer (Moderator)
  • Nikia Clarke, Senior Vice President, San Diego Regional EDC
  • Cristina Hermosillo, Board Chair, Tijuana EDC
  • Kurt Honold, Secretary of Economy and Innovation, Baja California
  • Richard Kiy, President & CEO, Institute of the Americas
  • Kenia Zamarripa, Vice President of International and Public Affairs, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Institute of The Americas' mission is to be a catalyst for promoting economic development and integration, emphasizing the role of the private sector, as a means to improve the economic and social well being of the people of the Americas.

The Burnham Community Dialogue is a speaker series that will help us build a common space where issues of the day come to light and where we can hear from regional and global experts and share our diverse and inclusive views.


TIME: 8:30AM-10:30AM


RSVP: Burnham Community Dialogue: Nearshoring Opportunities - CaliBaja Region Tickets, Thu, Apr 25, 2024 at 8:30 AM | Eventbrite

2nd Annual People of the Port Career Fair


The People of the Port Career Fair and You

The Port of San Diego, Port tenants, and the San Diego Working Waterfront invite you to attend the 2nd Annual People of the Port Career Fair.

All education, skill, and experience levels are welcome. Spanish speaking volunteers will be available at the event.

DATE: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

TIME: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

LOCATION: B Street Pier, 1140 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

*Free parking on B Street Pier until 3 p.m.

MORE INFORMATION: https://www.portofsandiego.org/people-port-career-fair

Bay to Park Paseo Celebration Walk


To honor the collective creativity and hard work of all of our creators, we’ll walk, New Orleans-style, with horns and drums to lead the way and see the exhibits and installations as they are coming to life.

Join our design teams, supporters, residents, and downtown fans starting at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront (grassy area in front of the property) at 1:00 pm sharp as we walk Park Boulevard to Presidents Way at Balboa Park.

DATE: Saturday, April 13, 2024

TIME: 1:00PM-3:00PM

LOCATION: Hilton San Diego Bayfront (grassy area in front of the property), 1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California, 92101, USA

RSVP: Arrive at Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Intersections Concert Series: Earl Thomas and the Gospel Ambassadors


Don't miss Earl Thomas and the Gospel Ambassadors!

Performing in the Guggenheim Theatre at Park & Market. Our fourth installment of the 2024 Intersections Concert Series.

His latest production, after a three-year hiatus, is all vintage gospel or what the
singer says is "The music I was meant to do." His mother always said that he was a
gospel singer and now he is finally performing songs that have been, for decades,
the soundtrack of African American culture and history and the backbone of the
blues. Earl says: "These songs stand for our struggle, our pain, our strength, our
hope, our perseverance, our triumph, and our joy."

As a singer songwriter, his music - deeply rooted in the
blues and gospel - is infused with contemporary sensibilities of rock, soul, and
rhythm & blues. And, as a purveyor of African American tradition and culture, his is
a potent mix of the traditional and contemporary, expressed in an impressive
music catalogue and a vibrant 30 year career in music. With all that he has
accomplished, it's ironic that Earl Thomas stumbled into the music industry by

“With his dynamic band and stunning backing vocalists, Earl Thomas brings a tent
revival on stage! A high spirit, roof raising, foot stomping, hand clapping, get up
and dance in the aisles gospel show that cannot be ignored," says London's Time Out.

He was born into a musical family in rural Tennessee and grew up in a house
brimming with music; his father was a bluesman and his mother was a gospel
singer so music is in his veins. But his ambitions led elsewhere, as Thomas
considered music to be self expression, something he did with the family or
church. "I could carry a tune and loved singing along with the radio but I never
considered music a career path." It seems instead that music found him.

DATE: Sunday, April 7, 2024
TIME: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: The Guggenheim Theatre at UC San Diego Park & Market, 1100 Market St. (First Floor) San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intersections-concert-series-earl-thomas-and-the-gospel-ambassadors-tickets-830574158667

51st Commemoration Ceremony: USS Midway Museum to Honor Vietnam War Veterans


On March 29, in commemoration of the 51st anniversary of when the last U.S. troops left Vietnam and the final group of American prisoners of war (POWs) were freed and left Hanoi, the USS Midway Museum will pay tribute to all U.S. military veterans who served during the Vietnam War.

Date: Friday, March 29, 2024

Time: 9:00am

Location: USS Midway Museum Flight Deck

Free and open to the public **

The ceremony’s guest speaker is retired Navy Cmdr. Curt Dosé. A Navy pilot with nearly 200 combat missions over North Vietnam, Curt will not only describe his harrowing experience during that war but also his return to Vietnam more than 40 years later. It is a powerful story larger than the war itself and speaks to the healing that can takes place over decades.  A special wreath-laying and missing-man flyover will also highlight the ceremony.

San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Mixer - March 2024


Welcome to the **March 2024 San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Mixer**!

Join us for an evening of networking, delicious food, and great company at Sammy's Restaurant & Bar, our fabulous Sponsors!

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with fellow business professionals in a relaxed and casual setting. Come ready to mingle, make new connections, and have a fantastic time. We can't wait to see you there!

DATE: Thursday, March 21, 2024

TIME: 5:30 PM Pacific Time

LOCATION: Sammy's Restaurant & Bar - 285 Bay Boulevard Chula Vista, CA 91910

RSVP: March 2024 SDCHCC Business Mixer Tickets, Thu, Mar 21, 2024 at 5:30 PM | Eventbrite

Speaker Event: A Conversation with Congressman Jamie Raskin

MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2024

Join us for an enlightening afternoon with Jamie Raskin, Congressman for Maryland's eighth district. Explore his insights into constitutional law and political leadership. Get ready for a thought-provoking discussion on life and experiences. Don't miss this unique opportunity to engage with a distinguished leader in American politics!

Interviewing and joining Congressman Raskin on stage is Political Commentator and Talking San Diego Creator Harry Litman, the person behind this Speaker Special Event. A former United States Attorney and Deputy Assistant Attorney General, he is also the driving force behind the Talking Feds podcast. Litman serves as the senior legal columnist for the LA Times op-ed page and is a sought-after commentator on major media outlets including MSNBC, CNN, CBS, and NPR.

Date: Monday, March 18, 2024

Time: 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Location: UC San Diego Park & Market - 1100 Market Street, 1st Floor, San Diego, CA, 92101

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-conversation-with-congressman-jamie-raskin-tickets-827544847917

Midway Rising Informational Workshop

MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2024

The Midway Rising team is excited to reimagine the iconic San Diego Sports Arena venue in the Midway District to create a Midway for All!  

You are invited to join us to learn more about our vision, our latest milestones and the journey ahead at our upcoming informational workshop:

Date: Monday, March 18, 2024

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Catamaran Resort Hotel - 3999 Mission Boulevard San Diego, CA 92109

*Complimentary parking is available onsite (limited to first 100 attendees on a first come, first serve basis)

RSVP: Event Registration - Midway Rising Informational Workshop (google.com)



Presenting our opening night films for the 2024 San Diego Latino Film Festival! Join us as we celebrate:

FRIDA KAHLO - 7:30 P.M. - Frida | 31st San Diego Latino Film Festival (eventive.org)

An intimately raw and magical journey through the life, mind, and heart of iconic artist Frida Kahlo. Told through her own words for the very first time — drawn from her diary, revealing letters, essays, and print interviews — and brought vividly to life by lyrical animation.

BRAZILIAN CINEMA - 6:30 P.M. - The Day I Met You | 31st San Diego Latino Film Festival (eventive.org)

Zeca tries to get up early to catch the bus and arrive an hour and a half later at the neighboring town’s school, where he works as a librarian. Waking up early is evermore difficult: something prevents him from maintaining his routine. One day, Zeca meets Luisa.

LEGENDARY CHICANO ACTOR SAL LÓPEZ - 6:30 P.M. - Moe | 31st San Diego Latino Film Festival (eventive.org)

A tale about a man named Moe, a fun-loving Latino who is living his remaining days to the fullest as he suffers from AIDS. The story unfolds over the course of two nights in two distinct worlds: Moe's reality and Moe's imagination.

More Films Schedule: Schedule | 31st San Diego Latino Film Festival (eventive.org)

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2024

Time: 6:30 - 9:00 P.M.

Location: AMC Mission Valley - 1640 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108

Distinguished Lecture Series: Barbara F. Walter


Is America Heading Toward a Second Civil War?

Join the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice for a Distinguished Lecture with Barbara F. Walter. The first 100 guests to arrive will receive a free copy of Walter’s New York Times bestselling book How Civil Wars Start and How to Stop Them.

Barbara F. Walter is the Rohr Professor of International Affairs at the University of California, San Diego. She is a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, and an active consultant for the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Departments of Defense and State. Walter was the recipient of the 2022 Peacemaker of the Year Award. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and was a TED2023 speaker.

DATE: Thursday, March 14, 2024

TIME: 6:00 P.M.

LOCATION: Joan B. Kroc Institute- Peace and Justice Theatre at the University of San Diego - 5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/is-america-heading-toward-a-second-civil-war-tickets-846337938557

Workforce Connect: Cheers & Careers at Dogleg Brewing

Workforce Connect is inviting you to join them for Cheers & Careers at Dogleg Brewing

  • Scholarship Raffle
  • Meet HBI's Pre-Apprenticeship Veterans
  • Golf Simulator Challenge with Prizes
  • Network & Learn About Our Workforce Development Partner Programs

DATE: Thursday, February 29, 2024

TIME: 4:30-7:00 PM

LOCATION: 1347 Keystone Way, Suite A, Vista, CA 92081

RSVP: Event Registration — WorkforceConnect

San Diego Lunar New Year Events

February, 2024

This month kicks off the year of the Wood Dragon. Considered the luckiest and most auspicious of the 12 animals, the dragon is thought to signify unprecedented opportunities. In a dragon year, people are said to be able to harness the creature’s intelligence, leadership and abilities to pursue their dreams with creativity, passion, courage, and confidence.

The San Diego API Coalition has a calendar of events on their website of various New Year activities taking place across our region. On the events page, you will find activities taking place at the LGBT Community Center, at the House of China in Balboa Park, and Southwestern College, to name a few.

Events | San Diego API Coalition (sdapicoalition.org)

2024 Housing Policy Leadership Academy and Housing Policy Bootcamp


The SANDAG Housing Policy Leadership Academy (HPLA) provides diverse leaders and housing professionals with a free, in-depth forum to explore and develop equitable, inclusive policy solutions to increase housing production and affordability in your community and region.

Participants are expected to commit approximately 3 hours per week for 10 weeks to explore the root causes of the housing crisis and discuss best practice policy solutions that address both the physical and social factors that underpin a healthy housing ecosystem

Applications are due no later than 11:59 P.M. on February 22, 2024. Late applications will not be accepted.

The 2024 SANDAG Housing Policy Leadership Academy will meet every Thursday from 3:00-5:30 P.M. between March 7th and May 9th

Please click on this link for more information and to apply: SANDAG 2024 - Housing Policy Leadership Academy - GPLA

Treasure Hacks - Strong Skills Seminar

We're bringing in students of all backgrounds together to learn communication and empathy skills in a new gamified format, built by students for students!

The Seminar: Level up your career game and pick up essential skills to stand out in the job market! Explore effective networking strategies, learn the art of creating a compelling pitch, and compete against others in a feedback-driven pitch competition.

What is a soft skill seminar? A soft skill seminar is an event where participants like you will learn about and practice soft skills. Ours is made up of three main components: Workshops, Gamified Activities, and Pitch Competition.

DATE: Saturday, February 17, 2024

TIME: 10:00am-6:00pm

LOCATION: On UCSD Campus - 9600 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037

RSVP: https://seminar.treasurehacks.org/

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce - 153rd Anniversary Celebration

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is the hub for connections and collaboration for the business community, and fights for its members and all the region’s businesses by supporting pro-business policies and candidates.

As San Diego’s largest business networking opportunity of the year, the Anniversary Celebration is the can’t miss event for anyone wanting to make connections, build relationships, and learn something new. This annual event brings together over 750 of San Diego’s business executives, community leaders, and elected officials who share the same interest: making the San Diego region the best place to live and work.

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2024

Time: 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (Grand Ballroom) 333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: 153rd Anniversary Celebration (sdchamber.org)

Small Business Leadership Training


The Governor’s Office is excited to partner with the California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate to bring the Small Business Leadership Training to San Diego! 

This no-cost event is focused on advancing equity and inclusion for small and diverse businesses across the state. CalOSBA handles over $5 billion of grants and resources. Small business owners, non-profits, faith-based organizations, community leaders, and those interested in starting a business are invited to attend to increase their knowledge of CalOSBA programs and resources available to them.

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Time: 4:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Bayview Baptist Church, MLK Jr. Center: 6134Pastor Timothy J. Winters St., San Diego, CA 92114

RSVP: 6. RSVP: Small Business Leadership Training San Diego (jotform.com)

Veteran Entrepreneur Showcase


Join us on December 8th for an intimate, invitation-only event to foster community and connections between the San Diego business organizations and the Veteran and Military Spouse Entrepreneur Community. The only thing that could improve the event is if YOU attended. Meet the new entrepreneurs in your area and help welcome them to your business ecosystem by introducing yourself and finding out you can help! Across the nation during this week, Bunker Labs is showcasing 31 cohorts comprising 345 veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs who will present their ventures to local business communities. Register today and support your military community.

Date: Friday, December 8, 2023

Time: 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: UC San Diego Park & Market (1100 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101)

RSVP: San Diego Veterans In Residence Showcase Registration, Fri, Dec 8, 2023 at 4:30 PM | Eventbrite

Burnham Community Dialogue: Freedom Park at Navy Pier


Join us for our next Community Dialogue, focusing on the proposed Freedom Park at Navy Pier. The Port of San Diego and the USS Midway Museum are collaborating on this major project, which has been in the making for decades and promises to provide our community with critical urban green space. We encourage you to attend this conversation to learn more about Freedom Park and to discuss how our region can create more opportunities through effective cross-sector partnerships. You can learn more about the project here.

Tad Parzen, BCCA’s President and CEO, will moderate the conversation. Panelists will include:

• Laura White, President, USS Midway Foundation

• Jack McGrory, Former City Manager, City of San Diego

• Allison Rolfe, President, Collaborative Land Use Solutions

DATE: Tuesday, December 5th, 2023

TIME: 11:30AM-1:30PM

LOCATION: UC San Diego Park & Market, 1100 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/burnham-community-dialogue-freedom-park-at-navy-pier-tickets-751844586397?aff=oddtdtcreator

Midway Rising Informational Workshop


The Midway Rising team is excited to reimagine the iconic San Diego Sports Arena venue in the Midway District! 

You are invited to join us to learn more about our vision, our latest milestones and the journey ahead at our upcoming informational workshop:

DATE: Wednesday, November 29, 2023

TIME: 6:00PM-7:30PM

LOCATION: Celebration Hall, Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, 404Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114

RSVP: Event Registration - Midway Rising Informational Workshop (google.com)

Brainstorm By the Bay Session #1: Addressing Racial Disparity in Housing & Homelessness


Join UPLIFT and BAPAC SD in an action-based community dialogue seeking real time solutions to racial disparity in key areas of San Diego life.

DATE: Saturday, October 28, 2023

TIME: 11:00AM-3:00PM

LOCATION: Brigantine Portside Pier - 1360 N Harbor Dr. San Diego, California 92101


Career Exploration Day


Join Chula Vista Learning Charter for Career Exploration Day! 

DATE: Wednesday, October 25th, 2023

TIME: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

LOCATION: AGC Apprenticeship Training Center, 10140 Riverford Road, Lakeside, CA 92040

RSVP: Event Registration — WorkforceConnect (wf-connect.org)

In Between The Notes Concert – A Collaborative All-female Jazz Concert


This groundbreaking event seeks to celebrate and elevate the voices of female jazz artists, merging tradition with innovation in an unforgettable musical tapestry.

Date: Monday, October 23, 2023

Time: 5:00PM-8:30PM

Location:: Guggenheim Theatre, UC San Diego Park & Market, San Diego, CA

RSVP: In Between The Notes Concert - A Collaborative All-female Jazz Concert Tickets, Mon, Oct 23, 2023 at 5:00 PM | Eventbrite

County of San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce 11th Annual Gala


The County of San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce proudly presents an evening that resonates with the undeniable beat of progress and the vibrant tunes of talent. This gala is not just an event; it's the epicenter of our year-round dedication to bridging the generational wealth gap.

Date: Friday, October 20, 2023

Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM*

Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

RSVP: Register here! 

*Check in and reception begin at 5:00PM

Politifest 2023


Launched in 2011, Politifest has been an annual public affairs summit produced by Voice of San Diego. For the first time, Voice of San Diego has joined forces with CalMatters to bring together prominent political leaders, policy experts and thought leaders to explore this year’s themes: the social, political and economic implications of the growing housing emergency and the potential water crisis facing our region.

Date: Friday, October 6, 2023 - Saturday, October 7, 2023 at USD

Time: Friday, 5PM-8PM. Saturday, 9AM-6PM

Location: Friday, Novo Brazil Brewpub 535 Florence St, Imperial Beach, CA 91932.

Saturday, USD University of San Diego, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110

RSVP: Register here

2023 Behavioral and Mental Health Symposium


Join us at the 2023 Behavioral and Mental Health Workforce Development Symposium on Wednesday, October 4. Our half-day symposium will deep-dive into the workforce development challenges and prospects within North County San Diego's Behavioral and Mental Health sector. Collectively, our goal is to fortify the support system for our existing professionals while cultivating pathways for budding talent. Registration is free for all attendees!

Date: Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

Symposium: Noon to 5:00PM

Networking reception: 5:15PM-6:30PM

Location: University Student Union Ballroom, Cal State San Marcos

RSVP: Event-Registration-2023-behavioral-and-mental-health-symposium.com

Champions of Scouting Celebration Honoring Malin Burnham and Steve Williams


Please join the San Diego-Imperial Council Boy Scouts of America at the Champions of Scouting Celebration honoring Malin Burnham and Steve Williams.

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023

Time: 6:00PM-11:00PM

Location: USS Midway, 910 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: Champions of Scouting | Powered By GiveSmart

APAICS San Diego Regional Leadership Academy


The APAICS Regional Leadership Academy (RLA) is a two-day leadership training event for community stakeholders, individuals seeking to run for public office, current elected officials, and those with an interest in policymaking or social justice. The San Diego RLA will focus on individuals interested in pursuing elected positions in the San Diego area. Application deadline: September 15, 2023.

Date: Friday, September 29 - Saturday, September 30

Time: Friday, 8:30AM-5:30PM, Saturday, 9:00AM-4:30PM

Location: ABASD Office, 7675 Dagget St #340, San Diego, CA 92111

RSVP: APAICS San Diego Regional Leadership Academy 2023 - Formstack

Rediscover Downtown


A fresh new twist on the Installation Celebration you know and love, this event is an opportunity to reacquaint yourself with all that is Downtown and connect with other community leaders.

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023

Time: 6:00PM–9:30PM

Location: The New Children’s Museum, 200 W Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: Downtown San Diego Partnership (neoncrm.com)

"Between The Notes" a Jazz Feast | Lorraine Hussey & Irving Flores


Immerse yourself in the mellifluous sounds of Lorraine Hussey and Irving Flores as they take the stage in this captivating jazz duo.

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Time: 6:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Senses Human Bistro, 1100 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: https://senseshumanbistro.eventbrite.com/

UC San Diego Extended Studies: Showcase 2023


Join UC San Diego Extended Studies for our Campus to Community Showcase event to explore partnerships for your success, including an in-person exploration of the state-of-the-art, multilevel, mixed-use Park & Market facility in downtown San Diego and virtual afternoon sessions that highlight services and programs you can tap to realize or enhance your goals. Community partners, business leaders, and the public are invited to learn about educational initiatives and innovations, community outreach, and arts programming available to all.

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023

Time: 8:00AM-8:30PM

Location: UC San Diego Park & Market, 1100 Market Street San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: UC San Diego Extended Studies: Showcase 2023 Tickets, Thu, Sep 21, 2023 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite

Starting Your Food Business


Join us at the Common Theory to gain invaluable insights and strategies for business growth, as experts share their knowledge and empower you to take your entrepreneurial journey to the next level.

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Time: 2:30PM–4:00PM

Location: Common Theory, 4805 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111, USA

RSVP: Starting Your Food Business - Common Theory (ecenterdirect.com)

"Between The Notes" a Jazz Feast | Louis Valenzuela Trio


Get ready for an extraordinary evening of jazz at Senses Human Bistro as we present the next installment of "Between The Notes" Jazz Fest.

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Time: 6:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Senses Human Bistro, 1100 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: https://senseshumanbistro.eventbrite.com/

Intrépido Speaker Series featuring Justin Manor presented by AIGA SDTJ


Justin Manor is a co-founder and Director of Innovation for SOSO, a digital experience design studio that develops strategies and solutions for the intersection of physical and digital space. His talk will center around the usage of AI tools in the creative process for designers of all kinds.

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023

Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM

Location: Bread & Salt - 1955 Julian Avenue San Diego, CA 92113

RSVP: AIGA SDTJ Intrépido Speaker Series fea Justin Manor Tickets, Thu, Sep 14, 2023 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

25th Annual San Diego Cause Conference


Discover how to align your company's values with local causes, create impactful social programs that boost ROI, and network with purpose-driven businesses and professionals at the Sharp Prebys Innovation and Education Center in San Diego, where you'll gain actionable insights and inspiration to contribute to your community while enhancing employee and customer satisfaction.

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023

Time: 8AM-5PM

Location: Sharp Prebys Innovation & Education Center (SPIEC), San Diego, CA

RSVP: Cause San Diego

"Between The Notes" a Jazz Feast | Lauren Koval Bale & Irving Flores


Get ready to be swept away by the enchanting melodies of our next "Between The Notes" Jazz Fest at Senses Human Bistro.

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Time: 6:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Senses Human Bistro, 1100 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: https://senseshumanbistro.eventbrite.com/

ENVZN Urban Art Takeover


ENVZN23 Urban Art Takeover is a one-of-a-kind visual & performing arts festival that will transform numerous warehouses, industrial spaces, and other urban areas of the Commercial Street corridor in Logan Heights with multi-sensory art interventions by creatives from both sides of the U.S./Mexico border.

Date: Saturday, September 2, 2023

Time: 5:00PM-10:00PM

Location: The Soap Factory, 2995 Commercial Street San Diego, CA 92113

RSVP: Register here!

Maui Fires Fundraiser


The Asian Business Association Foundation along with San Diego City Councilmembers Kent Lee and Marni von Wilpert, Pacific Arts Movement and the San Diego API Coalition invite you to support Maui residents affected by the devastating fires. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) Maui Strong Fund.

Date: Thursday, August 31, 2023

Time: 4:00PM-7:00PM

Location: The Cork and Craft - 16990 Via Tazon San Diego, CA 92127

RSVP: Maui Fires Fundraiser Tickets, Thu, Aug 31, 2023 at 4:00 PM | Eventbrite

Cajon Valley School Union District World of Work Program


Join us for a transformative event! Get a front-row seat to our exciting journey as we join forces with Cajon Valley Union School District's acclaimed World of Work program. Be a part of this exciting new chapter and stay informed about our progress. We look forward to seeing you there!

Date: August, 24th 2023

Time: 4:00PM-7:00PM

Location: URBN Pizza, 110 Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020

RSVP: Event Registration — WorkforceConnect (wf-connect.org)

Cause San Diego Business Leaders Focus Group


Join Cause San Diego on July 12 for our new Business Leaders Focus Group series developed to gather insights about business social impact.

Date: Wednesday, July 12th, 2023

Time: 9:30AM

Location: UC San Diego Park & Market, 1100 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: Cause San Diego Business Leader Focus Group Tickets, Wed, Jul 12, 2023 at 9:30 AM | Eventbrite

9:15 am - Check-in, Brunch, Networking

9:45 am - Remarks/Focus Group Prep

10 am - Focus Group Sessions commence

11:30 am - Focus Group Sessions end; Participant Feedback/Closing Remarks

AIA San Diego Design Awards 2023


Each year, AIA San Diego honors distinguished design professionals and their award-worthy projects at a lively ceremony attended by hundreds of distinguished design professionals in San Diego - and beyond.The AIA San Diego Design Awards recognizes design excellence in our region, with an emphasis on community context and sustainability. The Awards Program marks a tremendous opportunity to view outstanding work, celebrate design, and connect with our diverse community.

Date: Wednesday, June 21st, 2023

Time: 5:00PM-9:00PM

Location: UC San Diego Park & Market, 1100 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: https://checkout.eventcreate.com/dxsd-23/select-buy

Creative City

TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2023

The City of San Diego is launching a cultural planning process to capture the power of our diverse art and culture as a fresh force for creative life, vitality and economy. Take your place in this important project. Creative City uplifts the arts and engages the world from our unique point of view, where diverse ideas and expressions create meaningful experiences for everyone.

Date: Tuesday, June 20th, 2023

Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM

Location: Soap Factory, 2995 Commercial St., San Diego, CA 92113

RSVP: Join us for the Creative City forum! (google.com)

The Burnham Community Dialogue: Designing the Future Workplace


Work as we know it has changed forever. Innovative cities are re-thinking and re-designing future workplaces that meet the needs of their residents and communities.

Please join the Burnham Center for Community Advancement in collaboration with Gensler for a community dialogue about what kind of workplace experience draws workers back to the office, recruits and retains new talent, and what this means for our regional employment hubs.

Tad Parzen, BCCA’s President and CEO, will moderate the conversation. Panelists will include:

-Stacy Cannon, Principal and Global Account Director, Gensler

-Tiffany English, Senior Director, Architecture, Qualcomm

-Dr. Hei-ock Kim, Founder and Executive Director, Kim Center for Social Balance

-Sach Kirpalani, Managing Director, Sterling Bay

DATE: Wednesday, June 14th, 2023

TIME: Registration 7:30AM, Program 8:15AM

LOCATION: UC San Diego Park & Market, 1100 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: Burnham Community Dialogue: Designing the Future Workplace Tickets, Wed, Jun 14, 2023 at 7:30 AM | Eventbrite

City Heights Street Food Festival

FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2023

Join us on June 9th to celebrate, City Heights-style!

The third annual City Heights Street Food Fest will be a family-friendly evening of live art, music, drinks, games, and street food as diverse as City Heights. All registration/ticketing proceeds will be used to provide job assistance, food, housing, safer streets, and other critical support to the City Heights community.

Street food from many cultures around the world will be available for purchase, and your purchase supports sidewalk vendors as they battle unjust legislation that, until recently, made it virtually impossible to be a legally-recognized business. We can’t wait to celebrate and support these food vendors!

**Kids are free!**

Date: Friday, June 9th, 2023

Time: 5:00PM

Location: Tierra Central, 4090 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92105

RSVP: Event Registration - City Heights Community Development Corporation (charityproud.org)

San Diego Black Arts + Culture District One Year Anniversary

FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2023

On June 14, 2022, Council President Pro Tem Monica Montgomery Steppe led the San Diego City Council's unanimous and historic vote to approve nine blocks between 61st-69th on Imperial Avenue as the San Diego Black Arts + Culture District (SDBA + CD)

The San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art would like you to join us as we celebrate the progress of the past year.

Date: Friday, June 9, 2023

Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM

Location: 6145 Imperial Ave. (Second Chance Headquarters), San Diego, CA 92114

RSVP: https://www.sdblackacd.org/events/1-year-anniversary

World Design Capital Community Celebration

FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2023

Design Forward Alliance and the City of San Diego are pleased to invite you to a Community Celebration for World Design Capital San Diego Tijuana 2024.

Join us in celebrating World Design Capital San Diego Tijuana 2024. Meet and mingle with the regional design community, as well as the visiting leadership delegation from the World Design Organization.

2024 is set to be a remarkable year for design in San Diego Tijuana, bring your design stories.

Date: Friday, May 26th, 2023

Time: 2:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, 404 Euclid Ave., San Diego, CA 92114

RSVP: Community Celebration World Design Capital San Diego Tijuana 2024 Tickets, Fri, May 26, 2023 at 2:00 PM | Eventbrite

Between the Notes: A Jazz Feast

TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2023

Join us for an unforgettable evening of Latin Jazz with the Sacha Boutros Latin Jazz Quartet at Senses Human Bistro on Tuesday, May 23rd at 6:30pm.

Featuring the incredible Sacha Boutros on vocals, accompanied by the talented Irving Flores on piano, Justin Grinnell on bass, and Charlie Chavez on conga, this promises to be a night of rhythm and soul. Hosted by Irving Flores, the evening will be filled with the vibrant flavors of Sabor Latino and the infectious energy of Latin Jazz.

Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Time: 6:30PM

Location: UC San Diego Park & Market, 1100 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/between-the-notes-a-jazz-feast-sacha-boutros-latin-jazz-quartet-tickets-638063263397?aff=erelexpmlt

20th Annual Innovation in Education Awards

THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2023

Sip hosted beverages, enjoy delectable cuisine, network with friends, and honor champions of educational innovation in our local schools at Qualcomm Incorporated, all to support a unique and impactful organization.

DATE: Thursday, May 18, 2023

TIME: 3:30PM-7:00PM

LOCATION: Qualcomm Incorporated - Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall 5775 Morehouse Drive, Building N San Diego, CA 92121

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/20th-annual-innovation-in-education-awards-tickets-490027083197

MetroConnect PitchFest & World Trade Week Expo

THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2023

San Diego’s premier international trade showcase is here.

In celebration of World Trade Week, please join us and 300+ international business professionals from across Southern California for an action-packed afternoon. Explore San Diego’s international trade exhibition and network with top regional exporters, trade offices, and consulates. Then, end the afternoon at our MetroConnect pitch competition, where finalists from the latest round of World Trade Center San Diego’s (WTCSD) export assistance program will pitch for $25,000 grand prize award—and you’ll vote for the winner. Guests will enjoy lunch, drinks, and tray-passed hors d’oeuvres throughout the event.

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2023

Time: 3:00PM-7:00PM

Location: UC San Diego Park & Market, 1100 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: https://www.sandiegobusiness.org/events/world-trade-week-san-diego-2023/

Cause San Diego Business Leaders Focus Group

THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2023

Join select San Diego leaders to identify challenges and opportunities for driving social impact in our region and help define our 2023 Cause Conference agenda.

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2023

Time: 11:00AM lunch

          12:00PM-1:45PM working sessions

Location: BBB Ignite Center: 4747 Viewridge Ave. #200, San Diego, CA 92123

RSVP: Cause San Diego: Business Leaders Focus Group Tickets, Thu, May 11, 2023 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite

10th Annual North Economic Summit

THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2023

Discover the impacts of national and international economic trends on San Diego's North County alongside over 400 of your fellow business leaders.

Numerous questions loom on the horizon. Will the federal reserve be able to achieve a “soft landing” or will increased interest rates and inflationary fears drive the economy into a recession? What can you, as a business leader, do to plan?

This year's new keynote speaker is Charlie Dougherty, Vice President and Economist with Wells Fargo’s Corporate and Investment Bank. Mr. Dougherty will focus on national and state trends. Josh Williams will cover this year’s North County Indicators Report, showing where North County is doing well and areas where we have opportunities to lead.

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2023

Time: 7:00AM-10:00AM

Location: California State University, San Marcos-University Student Union Ballroom: 33 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd San Marcos, CA 92096

RSVP: 10th Annual North County Economic Summit Tickets, Thu, May 11, 2023 at 7:00 AM | Eventbrite

"Between the Notes" a Jazz Feast

TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2023

Join us every Tuesday at 6:30 pm for "Between the Notes" a Jazz Feast at Senses Human Bistro in Downtown San Diego! Best of all, admission is free! Indulge in our delicious Italian cuisine while enjoying live jazz music by the talented Irving Flores Jazz Quartet, featuring Amanda Portela on vocals, Antar Martin on upright bass, Kevin Koch on drums, and of course, the incredible Irving Flores on piano.


Date: Tuesday, May 9th, 2023

Time: 6:30PM-9:30PM

Location: Senses Human Bistro, 1100 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: "Between The Notes" a Jazz Feast (Irving Flores Jazz Quartet) Tickets, Tue, May 9, 2023 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite

China/U.S Tensions – Geopolitical Implications


On Wednesday, April 26, please join Ronita Macklin, Head of Ultra-High Net Worth Client Solutions Business & Client Development, UBS Americas for a conversation with the Head of the UBS U.S. Office of Public Policy, John Savercool, UBS Executive Vice Chairman, Jeb Hensarling, and retired four-star Admiral Jonathan Greenert to discuss U.S./China relations and potential policy implications.

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Time: 8:00AM PST (11:00AM Eastern Time)

Location: Webinar Launch Meeting - Zoom

SDCIVHCC San Diego County Pozole Luncheon - World Design Capital

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2023

San Diego County Pozole Luncheon-World Design Capital


  • 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
  • Registration / Networking
  • 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
  • Lunch Served
  • 12:30 PM - 12:40 PM
  • Presentation: Carlos de la Mora (CEO World Design Capital) San Diego Tijuana) and Arq. Luis Lutteroth (Representante del Sector Empresarial del H-XXIV Ayuntamiento de Tijuana, Baja California.

Date: Friday, April 21, 2023

Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM

Location: Las Tres Catrinas Restaurant & Bar, Broadway 555, Chula Vista, California

RSVP: San Diego County Pozole Luncheon - World Design Capital | San Diego County Imperial Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Glue Up

WorkforceConnect Annual Partnership Event


Connect with Ecosystem Partners, meet the Cassandra Walker-Nolin Scholarship winners, and hear about the exciting accomplishments and what's planned for 2023.

Date: Thursday, April 20th, 2023

Time: 4:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Santaluz Club, 8170 Caminito Santaluz East, San Diego, CA 92127

RSVP: Event Registration — WorkforceConnect (wf-connect.org)

The U.S. - Mexico Cross Border Sewage Crisis


The San Diego World Affairs Council presents Engage America 2023 Panel Series: "The U.S. - Mexico Cross Border Sewage Crisis". Featuring distinguished speakers: Kevin Cassidy, Serge Dedina, Margarita Diaz, David Gibson, Chris Helmer, Richard Kiy & Carl Nettleto.

Hosted in downtown San Diego at UC San Diego's Park & Market to learn more about the Tijuana River sewage crisis and learn how environmental, trans-border issues are handled and resolved. We've assembled a top rate panel of speakers that represent environmental advocates, business leaders, and governmental interests to engage with this hot topic for Earth Day 2023. How do we work together, binationally, to address the environment issues knowing it takes time, funding and people to resolve the crisis?

Date: April 20th, 2023

Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM

Location: UC San Diego Park & Market, 1100 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: San Diego World Affairs Council - Engage America 2023: The U.S. - Mexico Cross Border Sewage Crisis (sdwac.org)

People of the Port Career Fair


Whether you’re just starting out or pivoting to your next opportunity, the People of the Port Career Fair can help you connect, learn, and grow. The Port is excited to partner with our tenants to host this inaugural People of the Port Career Fair on Friday, April 7.

Meet with nearly 40 different organizations from various industries looking for applicants for good paying and rewarding jobs. People of all education, skill, and experience levels are welcome. There is no registration necessary. Spanish speaking volunteers will be available at the event. Together, we can build a beautiful future on the waterfront.

Date: Friday, April 7, 2023

Time: 10:00AM-3:00PM

Location: InterContinental San Diego, 901 Bayfront Court, San Diego, CA 92101

Creative Models and Their Impact on Community Organizing: A Cross-Border Perspective for Youth and Children


Binational experts and researchers from both side of the border will address the impact of creative programs for communities in our region. Led by three major speakers from both sides of the border: Rachel Lozano-Castro (San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center), Angela Serrano (Independent Social Consultant) and Jorge Francisco Sánchez (Cetys University).

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Time: Registration 5:30PM, Program 6:00PM

Location: UC San Diego Park & Market, 1100 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: “Creative Models and Their Impact on Community Organizing" Tickets, Wed, Mar 29, 2023 at 5:30 PM | Eventbrite

The Burnham Community Dialogue: Midway District & Sports Arena Revitalization Project


Please join us for a community conversation with Midway Rising - the team selected by the City of San Diego to revitalize the Midway District and Sports Arena. The project includes over 4,000 new homes, including 2,000 affordable units, and will create 8,500 new jobs. Their proposal estimates this transformative opportunity will generate over $27 million a year in revenue for city services, in addition to over $7 billion in positive economic impacts for the region. Moderated by our President and CEO Tad Parzen, the Midway Rising leadership team will present their proposal and vision and engage in a dialogue with our community on how we can maximize the potential of this project and bring the most value to the city while addressing challenges that we have in housing, providing a healthy and sustainable environment, traffic and transit issues and job creation. You can learn more about the project here.

Date: March 29th, 2023

Time: 11:30AM-2:00PM

Location: UC San Diego Park & Market, 1100 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101. Event will be in the Guggenheim Theater (lobby level)

RSVP: Burnham Community Dialogue: Midway District & Sports Arena Revitalization Tickets, Wed, Mar 29, 2023 at 11:30 AM | Eventbrite

Works Construction Training Program Showcase

MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2023

Works Construction Training Program Showcase.

Date: Monday, March 13, 2023

Time: 11:30AM-1:30PM

Location: UC San Diego Park & Market: 1100 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: Mary.Lydon@HomeAidSD.org or 619.252.0295

Dogs of Downtown


DATE CHANGE: Introducing, Dogs of Downtown! Dog owners and furry friends are invited for a paw-tastic day of fun at the park, brought to you by the Downtown San Diego Partnership and Clean & Safe. Join us at Faultline Park on Feb. 25 for a free event featuring local dog-related vendors, photo opportunities, doggy giveaways, live music, caricature artists, custom engraved dog tags, and more!

Date: Saturday, March 11th, 2023

Location: Faultline Park: 433 Island Ave. San Diego, CA 92101

Time: 11:00AM-3:00PM

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dogs-of-downtown-tickets-529985198997

Cause San Diego Winter Social 4 Impact


Join Cause San Diego as we gather for our first annual Winter Social 4 Impact. Inspired by our annual Cause Conference, we’ll enjoy lively networking, food and drink with like-minded people who are making a difference in the San Diego social sector. Our first official meeting of the year will be at Junior Achievement and we’ll be able to tour Biz Town where kids start to understand the relationship between what they learn in school and their successful participation in a local economy.

Date: Tuesday, March 7th, 2023

Time: 5:00PM-7:30PM

Location: Junior Achievement of San Diego County, 4756 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA 92120

RSVP: Dale Ganzow: dganzow@gmail.com or 760-585-6105. Tickets are $39.00/person

Women in Tech



In the spirit of International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the vitality of women in industry!

Join us on March 2 @The Lot in La Jolla for “The Way Forward for Women in Tech”, a lively panel discussion featuring a screening of the 2023 Emmy nominated documentary, Pioneers in Skirts.

Featured Panelists:

Dr. Ilkay Altintas - UCSD Professor, Chief Data Science Officer of the San Diego Supercomputer Center, and Data Science Alliance Board Member
Dr. Courtney Crosby - Chief AI Solutions Architect at Booz Allen Hamilton
Tracy Herbert - Vice President, Talent & Diversity at Dexcom
Di Le - AI ML Design Strategist & AI Ethicist at ServiceNow and Google Women Techmakers Ambassador
Ashley Maria - Award Winning Director, Writer, and Producer of Pioneers and Skirts

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023

Time: 4:3PM-2:30PM

Location: The Lot in La Jolla, 7611 Fay Ave, la Jolla, CA 92037

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-way-forward-for-women-in-tech-tickets-525964623347?aff=Website

Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Presents Kim Stanley on Climate Change


Science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson joins the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice to speak on how we can generate the kind of social and political change necessary to address climate change.

Kroc School students, Franco Castro Escobar ad Thea Klement, will moderate a Q&A session with the author.

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Time: 6:00PM, check-in opens at 5:30PM

Location: Peace and Justice Theatre, Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice: 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110

RSVP: https://krocresources.sandiego.edu/robinson

Access Youth Academy Gala 2023


Access Youth Academy’s galas are unique in that the evening’s hosts and key speakers are current students and program graduates. This provides an opportunity to showcase our impact and their stories through their own words. From the moment you arrive at our venue, through our reception, dinner, and keynote, you will learn more about our exceptional students, who are transforming their potential into tangible success as they become champions, both on the court and in our communities.

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023

Time: 5:00PM Silent Auction & Cocktail Hour

         6:30PM Welcome & Dinner

          7:30PM Evening Program & Fund-A-Need Paddle Raise

Location: Paradise Point Resort and Spa, Mission Bay

RSVP: https://accessyouthacademy.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/accessyouthacademy/eventRegistration.jsp?event=22

San Diego City College Presents: Black Educators Networking Event


Please RSVP for the first Black Educators Networking Event as part of Black History Month.

Presented by San Diego City College.

Build your network and meet educators from area colleges, universities, and K12. Enjoy food, music, networking, prizes, and more! Event includes a JOB FAIR WITH CAREER OPPORTUNITIES.

Date: Friday, February 10, 2023

Time: 5:30PM-8:00PM

Location: Schwartz Square: 1313 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-educators-networking-event-presented-by-san-diego-city-college-tickets-489049980657




Date: January 28th, 2023


Location: Educational Cultural Complex, 4343 Ocean View Blvd, San Diego, CA 92113

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bapacsd-inaugural-gala-2023-tickets-516336445207

WorkforceConnect Cheers & Careers


Join the WorkforceConnect Team for a happy hour to celebrate opportunities and cultivate relationships between companies, training programs, and skilled professionals looking to build their careers.

Date: Thursday, January 26th, 2023

Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM

Location: Harland Brewing, 10115 Carroll Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92129

RSVP: WorkforceConnect (wf-connect.org)

USD: The Nonprofit Institute's 19th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium


At the 19th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium, through plenary sessions, workshops, discussions, presentations and networking activities, our participants learn how to guide their organizations toward greater impact and mission fulfillment.

Each year, our Nonprofit Governance Symposium brings people together from communities across the region and elsewhere to elevate the importance of strong board governance, share lessons learned from the field, and discuss trends in effective nonprofit and philanthropic governance.

Date: January 19th, 2023-January 20th, 2023

Time: 8:00AM-2:00PM

Location: USD, TBD, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall

RSVP: 19th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium - Campaign (classy.org)

BCCA Housing Working Group Presents: How Cities can Catalyze Middle Income Housing


Join us to learn how cities and other stakeholders can encourage the development of affordable housing based on findings from the Middle Income Housing Working Group. Deborah Norwood Ruane, CEO, of Middlemarch Fund will moderate a panel discussion. Panelists will include:

  • Jessica Lawrence, City of San Diego
  • Heidi Vonblum, City of San Diego
  • Andrew Malick, Malick Infill Development
  • Marcela Escobar-Eck, President and CEO, Atlantis Group

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Time: 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: UC San Diego Park & Market

RSVP To: mary.lydon@homeaidsd.org or 619.252.0295

1100 Market St. 2nd Floor
San Diego, CA 92101

Lunch and attendance are complimentary. Seating is limited.

Feel free to share this invitation with other senior members of your planning and development services teams as well as your Planning Commission members.

Parking is $10 at UC San Diego Park & Market by credit or debit card only. Street parking and neighboring paid lots are also options.

Celebrating Small Businesses | San Diego County Imperial Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


On behalf the San Diego County Imperial Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Asian Business Association San Diego and MyPoint Credit Union. The mixer's will showcase our small business community "Celebrating Small Businesses" with a panel for available resources for a successful 2023 (SanDiego County Imperial Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Asian Business Association, MyPoint Credit Union, Accessity and the San Diego & Imperial Women’s Business Center (WBC) .


Date: December 1, 2022

Time: 5:00PM-8:00PM

Location: MyPoint Credit Union, Kearny Mesa Headquarters (Training Room-2 floor). 9420 Farnham St., San Diego, CA 92123. Parking available at the Credit Union and streets (Farnham and Ruffin Rd).

Mixer and Panel: Available resources for a successful 2023 with an insight on benefits for Small Business. The panel will comprise of representatives from the SDCIVHCC, ABA, MyPoint Credit Union, Accessity and San Diego & Imperial Women's Business Center 9WBC).

Food, refreshments and prizes

Point of Contact: Adriana Brunner- abrunner@mypointcu.com (858) 243-7471

Please register here: Celebrating Small Businesses | San Diego County Imperial Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Glue Up

EC2 Construction Career Exploration Day


EC2 (Educate, Create, Cultivate) will be highlighting one of our workforce development partnerships, by providing a hands-on career exploration experience for 30 high school students.

I'd like to invite you to see a portion or all of it first hand. This will be a great opportunity to see a state-of-the-art Apprenticeship Training facility in our region and encourage some young people as they consider their future!

The Exploration Day will provide the students with a hands-on experience in various construction-related activities: Wood Framing; Heavy Equipment Operator; Steel Stud and Drywall; Finance and Accounting; 3D Modeling; and Drone and Virtual Reality Training. EC2 partners will lead each workshop as the students rotate every 30 minutes.

Date: Wednesday, November 30, EC2

Time: 9:00Am-2:00PM (Lunch from 11:30AM-12:40PM)

Location: AGC Apprenticeship Training Center in Lakeside, 10140 Riverford Rd., Lakeside, CA

RSVP at this link: Contact 1 — EC2 (ec-2.org)


Mexican Foodvenirs


The Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego,

In collaboration with the Mexican Ministry of Economy (SE), cordially invite you to

Mexican Foodvenirs

This e-business matchmaking event seeks to link Mexican    exporter SMEs from the food & beverage sector with buyers from Canada    and the United States. Additionally, specialized training will be offered    by field experts from the Government of Mexico and the Inter-American    Development Bank.

The event is completely free, and the only requirement is for the interested companies to be legally registered in the U.S. or Canada.  

Registry for the e-fair closes on November 13, with business roundtable discussions taking place from November 14 - 17,  2022.

For more information and registration, please visit https://mbmapp.com/event/foodvenirsmx2022

Or contact Alejandro Sánchez, Advisor at the Political & Economic Affairs office at the Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego ( asanchezf@consulmexsd.org).



California Commission on Asian and PacificIslander American Affairs Listening Session

On behalf of the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs, I am excited to invite you to participate in our listening session this Fall. We will be hosting listening sessions from October 24th through November 17th, 2022, with most of the sessions being in-person. Our hope is to continue to be informed by the community and learn about any pressing socio-economic and political issues impacting AANHPI community members in your region. These issues may include, but are not limited to, anti-Asian hate, education equity, health access, immigrant and refugee rights, and socio-economic concerns and outcomes. 

Our listening session for the San Diego Area will be on: 

Date: November 17th, 2022

Time: 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Location: Asian Business Association, 7675 Dagget St,Ste 340, San Diego, CA.

We would also greatly appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with your organization to outreach to your community members and network.

Please RSVP by clicking on this link: CA Commission on Asian & Pacific Islander American Commission Listening Tour (google.com)

AIGA San Diego Presents the Graphis Designers for Peace


Graphis’ Designers for Peace: United with Ukraine is a global juried exhibition of contemporary poster art to create a united voice of opposition to the war in Ukraine. This exhibition features more than 60 pieces of poster art from over 30 countries, curated by Graphis CEO B. Martin Pedersen, and jury chair, Kit Hinrichs, Studio Hinrichs.

AIGA San Diego was chosen by Graphis to be the first city in the world to showcase this exhibit, which will be held as a cross-border event. The opening is also in Tijuana on Nov. 17th.

Kit Hinrichs and others will be signing posters. Posters and show catalog for sale at the event (proceeds support humanitarian aid for the people of Ukraine).

Please click on this link for registration: AIGA San Diego Presents the Graphis Designers for Peace Tickets, Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

$35 non-members

$25 members

$5 K-16 students

Business Women of the Year Awards 2022


The San Diego Business Journal recognizes dynamic women business leaders who have contributed significantly to San Diego’s workplaces and communities.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Hyatt Regency La Jolla At Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego
Click on this link to register: https://sdbjevents.ticketsauce.com/e/business-women-of-the-year-awards-2022/tickets

Catalyst Annual Conference 2022


Back in person and taking place in San Ysidro, the Catalyst Annual Conference is the region’s largest annual convening of funders and impact investors. Registration information will be updated here.

County of San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce


CSDBCC 2022 Annual Gala. Business by the Bay-Celebrating San Diego Economic Engines. This is a fundraising gala for the Urban Business Resource Center. This event sells out every year, so please register today!

Date/Time: Friday, October 28th, 6:00PM-8:00PM

Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront

North County Philanthropy Council


North County Philanthropy Council Volunteer Awards Luncheon. For more than three decades, we have come together as a community of volunteers, philanthropists, business leaders, and nonprofit professionals with the commitment to sharing our time, talent, and treasure at the North County Philanthropy Council (NCPC) Volunteer Awards Celebration and this year will be no exception back in person. Please email monica@ncphilanthropy.org for sponsorship opportunities and event details.

Date/Time: Friday, October 28th, 2022 11:30AM

Location: California Center for the Arts, Escondido

MAAC Soiree


The MAAC Soirée is a space for connection and celebration. This event will gather hundreds of San Diegans who understand the importance of helping individuals achieve economic independence. It gives us an opportunity to celebrate our impact throughout the region, along with all of you who were key to those accomplishments. It also helps us secure the funding that is vital to our continued success in program delivery and advocacy for San Diego’s most vulnerable communities.

Please e-mail us at communications@maacproject.org, for information regarding sponsorship opportunities and any questions you may have.

MAAC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Donations to MAAC are deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the Internal Revenue Service. Our Federal Tax ID is 95-2457354.

Please click this link for tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-maac-soiree-tickets-354962722057

Big City Design + Planning Symposium


Big cities create big opportunities for innovation in design and planning that transforms daily life and shapes the future. Their complexity and scale also create unique challenges for integrating design and planning, both in terms of processes and outcomes. Join us for a discussion of the opportunities and challenges of big city design and planning with a panel of internationally renowned urbanists, including design professionals who have served as planning directors of major North American cities.

Hosted by: UCSD Department of Urban Studies and Planning and Design Lab

Date/Time: Friday, October 14th, 2022 9:00AM-4:15PM

Location: UC San Diego @ Park & Market, 1100 Market St., San Diego


HomeAid San Diego’s 4th Annual STEP UP! Walk to End Homelessness & 20th Anniversary Celebration


Join HomeAid San Diego as we celebrate 20 years during our 4th annual STEP UP! Walk to End Homelessness November 13, 2022 at De Anza Cove, Mission Bay Park.  We will continue the event November 14-20 as a virtual 5k in locations around the country.

Check-in at our in-person event on Nov. 13 will open at 7:30am with a program at 8am and stepping off on the walk at 8:30am. After the walk we will have a pancake breakfast and highlight HomeAid SD’s key accomplishments from 2002 to now.

All proceeds benefit HomeAid San Diego’s building projects, community outreach and advocacy efforts.  Take a look at completed projects across San Diego that were supported by HomeAid San Diego.

Families, companies and teams are welcome to participate!

Date/Time: Sunday, November 13th, 2022, 7:30AM

Location: De Anza Cove, Mission Bay Park

TO REGISTER: HomeAid San Diego's STEP UP! Walk to End Homelessness & 20th Anniversary Celebration - San Diego, CA 2022 | ACTIVE

Chew the Scene 2022: San Diego Asian Film Festival


Chew the Scene is the official launch party for the San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF), held annually in the fall.

Join us on October 11 at UC San Diego’s brand-new Park and Market, in Downtown San Diego, to get a first look at the 23rd Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival lineup and be one of the first to purchase tickets to this year’s Festival film premieres, special events, and more!

Guests will enjoy culinary tastings from over a dozen of San Diego’s top AAPI chefs, restaurants, and vendors, showcasing their takes on Asian American cuisine.

To purchase tickets, please click on the link: Chew the Scene 2022 (force.com)

RISE San Diego Inclusive Leadership in Action Awards


Join RISE San Diego as we honor and celebrate local leaders supporting the communities of San Diego at the Inclusive Leadership in Action (ILIA) Awards. Now in its sixth year, the ILIA Awards will showcase work that is making a real difference in the San Diego region.

Date/Time: Monday, October 10th, 2022 5:30PM-8:30PM

Location: Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego

2022 Inclusive Leadership in Action Awards

SANDAG Community Fair


SANDAG will host a free, family friendly community fair to inform and engage the public on projects, initiatives, partnerships, and innovative concepts being implemented as part of the 2021 Regional Plan. While the event will feature a variety of entertainment throughout the day, the Request for Innovative Concepts (RFIC) Showcase will serve as the featured program of the event. Food trucks, live music, and free giveaways!

Date/Time: Sunday, October 9th, 11:00AM-3:00PM

Event Location: Ruocco Park – 585 Harbor Ln, San Diego, CA 92101

Parking: Minimal parking spaces will be available in the vendor lot located on the south side of the park, shown below on the left hand side. Additional public parking will be available in surrounding areas.

Voice of San Diego Politifest

October 6, 2022 (Chula Vista), October 8, 2022 (USD)

Politifest is Voice of San Diego’s annual summit dedicated to the most relevant debates and discussions for local voters and residents. For 2022, VOSD is hosting a robust schedule of debates and panels at the University of San Diego, including an important discussion on homelessness with Mayor Todd Gloria and Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher and a highly anticipated statewide ballot initiative primer with their partners at CalMatters. They are also holding Politifest South focused on elections and issues in Chula Vista and National City.

Register here: https://web.cvent.com/event/6aa4f450-ed70-431e-9252-dfa955f509a2/

Installation Celebration


The Downtown San Diego Partnership will highlight their FY21 Annual Report and incoming Board Members and Officers. Registration information will be updated here.

2022 Nonprofit & Corporate Citizenship Awards


The San Diego Business Journal will host a reception for the award winners. You can recognize organizations and individuals who improve our communities by volunteering time and resources here.

Do the Work: Guaranteed Basic Income


Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties will host a session on guaranteed income with special guests from the Black Women's Resilience Project and other partners pushing for guaranteed income in San Diego. Register here.

San Diego Leadership Summit


BCCA is excited to co-sponsor LEAD San Diego and RISE San Diego for a leadership summit this August 24th. By invitation only.