eMerge Americas 5/1/15 – 5/5/15

eMerge Americas
emergeamericasMay 1 – May 5, 9:00am – 10:00pm
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

eMerge Americas will once again shine a spotlight on the leading innovations impacting industries across the Americas. Over 10,000 entrepreneurs, global thought leaders, business titans and tech enthusiasts are expected to return to Miami Beach for an even bigger and better seven-day experience that is uniquely Miami.

From stimulating keynote addresses to EXPO floor experiences, there’s something exciting happening at every turn. Be sure to catch the speakers and topics that most interest you. Check out the agenda to plan your time or download the eMerge App to customize your experience even more.

INNOVATE
Brings together the best and brightest from the startup and funding ecosystems. This diverse summit features keynotes and topics that impact various industries yet all focused on innovation.

MEGA
Showcases innovators from the music, entertainment and gaming industries. A vibrant and engaging summit which will surely draw a crowd as celebrities and industry leaders discuss transforming trends.

HEALTH
Holds the promise of making us healthier, stronger, and smarter by radically transforming healthcare access and economics. Whether discussing the New Era of HealthTech, the future of Nanobiophysics, or the impact of policy, this summit dives into the latest themes surrounding health.

EDTECH
Demonstrates the latest tools and best practices in education that are revolutionizing the way we learn. This summit focuses on how technology is impacting education. What’s the future of education? How are mobility, technology and creativity changing the learning process?

FINANCE
Features thought leaders disrupting the world of finance, sharing how innovation transforms the industry. The global marketplace expansion and increased transactional demands are impacting this sector.

SMART CITIES
Addresses urban challenges and ways to employ technology to create smarter cities. This summit addresses the ever pressing issues impacting urban centers and showcases how technology is being embraced in order to find resilient solutions.

WIT
Women + Tech + Creativity = The Women, Innovation & Technology Summit. It’s a one-day summit, complete with experiential programming, networking opportunities, a Technology & Innovation Fashion Show, and much more. Top female professionals from different industries discuss how they are transforming the business landscape through technology and innovation. Monday, May 4th.

Networking Events
By day, eMerge Americas engages attendees with summit panels, keynote addresses, Startup presentations, and much more. Once the sun sets, the evening celebrations are just as thrilling, with energetic social gatherings designed to embrace the essence of Miami. Networking events are held at Miami’s most innovative venues including the New World Center and 1111 Lincoln Road. With an entertainment lineup that celebrates the diversity of the local talent, the after-hours scene at eMerge Americas is just the place for attendees to relax, mingle and be in the mix with Miami’s best.

The 2nd annual eMerge Americas Hackathon is on!
Are you passionate about your city? Are you a developer, designer, or just plain interested in making a meaningful change through technology? In partnership with Miami Dade College and Ironhack, this year’s eMerge Americas Hackathon is looking for people like you to help build Smart Cities. Wait, scratch that…GENIUS Cities. On May 2nd, you and your team will have 24 hours to work on something innovative and impactful. Compete for $50,000 in cash and prizes.

Conference on Children’s Literature 4/24/15

Conference on Children’s Literature
Friday, 04/24/2015 – 04/24/2015 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
COCL-FLYER-2015Main Library
100 S. Andrews Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

The Conference is an event where teachers, librarians, readers, artists and writers gather to learn about children’s literature. The conference brings award-winning authors, illustrators and storytellers to enhance librarian’s knowledge and reader’s advisory skills.

This year, the Conference will promote an appreciation of diversity through literature with featured speakers and workshop presenters.

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Offers Free IBD Seminar 4/23/15

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Offers Free IBD Seminar
Thursday, 04/23/2015 – 04/23/2015 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Nicklaus Miami Children’s Hospital-Main Auditorium
3100 SW 62nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33155
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Offers Free IBD Seminar April 23 with Medical Expert Covering What to Expect from Surgical Options and Advancements in Treatment.
Presentation with Q&A to aid caregivers, sufferers and their families. Children are welcome and arts-and-crafts will be available in a separate room. Reservations are suggested as seating is limited.
Reserve a spot by visiting www.ccfa.org/chapters/florida/events/miami-education-presentation.html, or by calling Jamie Diaz at 561-218-2929 option 1, extension 8.

Eighth Annual Early Stage Capital Conference 5/13/15

Eighth Annual Early Stage Capital Conference
Wednesday, 05/13/2015 – 05/14/2015 01:30 pm – 05:30 pm
Venture-Forum-EventVinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club
501 5th Ave NE,
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
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Cost: Students / Presenters: $199; Professional Service Providers / Other: $279; Walk-ups: $329

The Florida Venture Forum, a statewide support organization for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, is inviting company executives with private, early to mid-stage, Florida-based companies to present their pitches before an audience of potential investors at the its Eighth Annual Early Stage Conference. Applications must be submitted online by April 6. The conference will feature expert panel discussions, networking opportunities, and a workshop about post-investment governance, mentoring and exits.

The conference will also coincide with the organization’s 5th Annual Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition, which invites Florida’s universities to bring their best candidates to compete before a panel of judges to win placement as a presenter in the Early Stage Conference. More details are available in the 2015 conference schedule.

Recycling Energy Forum Expo and Education 4/24/15

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Recycling Energy Forum Expo & Education
Friday, 04/24/2015 – 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
REF PNG FLYER 3-26-15FIU Koven Conference Center
3000 Northeast 151st Street,
Miami, Florida 33181
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Cost:

The REF Expo and Education event will bring together companies from alternative energy, clean technology, recycling, and sustainable business worlds to connect with business leaders, educational institutions and municipalities. They will also come together to provide educational workshops and discussions to share innovations with each other and to educate our future leaders, the students.

Individuals interested in sustainability and clean technology will benefit from the workshops and educational sessions, as well as enjoy a guided nature walk, recycling into art workshop, and the after-expo networking event with Eco-Couture’s recycle fashion show.

The business expo will connect private companies with each other, government, educational institutions, and potential clients. The Education side will provide a forum to discuss solutions and educate future leaders…students.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Dream In Green nonprofit organization and the Florida International University (FIU) Office of University Sustainability. REF will have approximately 60 exhibitors and sponsors in clean tech industries, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations at the expo. As well as, approximately 10 speaker tracks, networking receptions, and a post-event festival.

The REF education conference will be in conjunction with the expo and will have students, teachers, and administrators from the Dream In Green, Green School Challenge program, as well as from FIU, and universities from around the country attend to learn about what clean tech can do for their educational institutions and what careers clean tech companies create. In addition, to the partnership with the FIU Office of University Sustainability and Dream In Green, Media Partners are the Soul Of Miami, Social Good Summit Miami, WiseBUYS.biz, YourGreenDirectory.com, Paradise Key, Artecology, and Weproductions, Ecomarketstore with support from the Net Impact South Florida Professional Chapter and the U.S. Green Building Council South Florida Chapter’s Miami Branch.

Barbara Tucker’s “The Queen of House” 30 Years of Dance Tribute and Celebration 3/26/15

Barbara Tucker’s “The Queen of House” 30 Years of Dance Tribute and Celebration
Thursday, 03/26/2015 – 03/27/2015 10:00 pm – 05:00 am
30_year_anniversary_party_infoDeauville Beach Resort
6701 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33141
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Cost: $20 General Admission; Free for WMC Badge Holders

Winter Music Conference presents the official event to honor Barbara Tucker’s astonishing contribution to music during Miami Music Week. Barbara Tucker, topping Billboard Charts with #1 Club Hits including: “Precious Love,” “Respect,” “Love Vibration,” “Beautiful People,” “I Get Lifted,” “Jazz It Up,” and “Stay Together,” has been marked an international phenomenon.

Following the International Dance Music Awards (IDMAs), this official WMC event will gather some of House and Dance Music’s most notable names to pay tribute to Tucker, including superstar hit-maker Erick Morillo, Grammy-nominated DJ/Producer Terry Hunter, Co-founder of the Winter Music Conference Bill Kelly, and many others. Headlined by four-time Grammy nominated DJ/Producer, Steve “Silk” Hurley, the night’s talent line up is filled with sensational stars including Robin S, Kenny Bobien, Charlotte Small, Keith Thompson. Kenny Summit, DJ Q, Brian Coxx, Franco Moiraghi, and Terri B.

A portion of the proceeds from the anniversary event will benefit the Book Bank Foundation, who utilizes various methods of communication to stimulate self-esteem, academic achievement, future goal setting, and stories of achievement in communities around the world.

For all media inquiries, press credentials, and interviews please contact: Kamika Fullwood of Corde De Velours Inc. at [email protected]

Winter Music Conference 2015 3/24/15 – 3/28/15

Winter Music Conference 2015
wmc2015Deauville Beach Resort
6701 Collins Avenue
Miami, Florida 33141

Online Registration Deadline March 11 $395.00
Walk-up Registration $495.00

WMC celebrates 30 years as the essential platform for the advancement of the dance music industry, March 24 – 28, 2015 in Miami Beach. WMC’s 2015 program will celebrate three decades of dance music & EDM’s most innovative artists and professionals converging on Miami Beach. “The excitement leading up to WMC this March is phenomenal. The buzz is about 30 years of club culture, which has now transcended generations; something this memorable becomes a celebration you just have to attend” says WMC Co-Founder Bill Kelly.

The WMC 2015 will be hosted at the iconic Deauville Beach Resort on Miami Beach and will feature a concentrated schedule of performance sets, conference workshops and panels addressing all aspects of the music industry with exhibits featuring the newest technology and sounds, industry receptions and more. This anniversary will be an all-time epic gathering of DJs, artists, music labels, producers, promoters, techies and club goers.

Registration includes access to panels, seminars, featured Q & A’s, WMC official poolside events, South Beach Sessions, trade show & exhibits, workshops (with the exception of the Remixing and Editing Workshops), DJ Spin-Offs, VJ Challenge as well as complimentary or reduced admission to WMC official and sanctioned events.

Winter Music Conference, in its 30th consecutive year, is a pivotal platform for the advancement of the industry. During WMC, music enthusiasts, artists, DJs and industry delegates from over 70 countries converge on Miami Beach for a concentrated schedule of more than 400 events, parties, seminars and workshops.

Established in 1985, WMC is the largest longstanding EDM and dance music industry gathering of its kind in the world. As one of the most publicized annual events in the industry, WMC generates over a billion unique viewer media impressions each year. Over 2,000,000+ visitors from 209 countries and territories logged on to the WMC web site during the 2014 season. Over 1,900 artists and DJs participated in 390+ performance events presented at 110 venues during the 29th Annual WMC Week in Miami Beach & Miami.