OIC of South Florida Presents Flipping the Script- A Teen Pregnancy Prevention Summit 9/25/15, 9/26/15

OIC of South Florida Presents Flipping the Script- A Teen Pregnancy Prevention Summit
Friday, 09/25/2015 – 09/26/2015 07:30 am – 05:00 pm
GraphicsGreater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Cost: Free

“Flipping The Script” is a two-day, free teen pregnancy prevention summit featuring activities that will encourage teens to – Use Your Mind, Not Your Body. Hosted by 99 Jamz’ Felicia Monet, the event also includes special guest speakers, spoken word artists and original youth art. Many more youth focused surprises will be announced closer to the event date. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Be part of the “Flipping the Script” experience and be empowered by the various breakout sessions and conversation stirring themed topics led by youth, young adults and OIC-SFL youth leaders.

Concentrated themes include:
• Raising Aspirations: Education, Career and Future Focus
• Enhance Educator Awareness and Capacity to Support the Family Life and Human Sexuality Policy and Curriculum Implementation
• Heighten Awareness of Prevention & Intervention Strategies
• Developing Positive Self-Image
• Media and the Adolescent Mind
• Looking at Diversity, Disparities and Equity
• Strategies for Healthy Relationships
• Family Strengthening

Pre-Registration Required!

Parking Garage Rates Apply! (7 Hours – 9 Hours: $10; 9 Hours – 11 Hours: $12)

Check-In starts at 7:30 a.m. — 8:30 a.m. (Continental breakfast is served)

Day 1: Friday, September 25, 2015 – Attendees: Broward County School Educators/Administrators, Community Leaders and Partners in Prevention

Day 2: Saturday, September 26, 2015 – Attendees: South Florida Youth/Students, Broward County School Educators/Administrators, Community Leaders and Partners in Prevention

Facades+ 9/10/15

Thursday, 09/10/2015 – 09/11/2015 08:00 am – 07:00 pm
Facades-_facebook_featuredimage_Miami_2015_1200x628Hyatt Regency
400 SE 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: Varied

Facades+ is the leading conference on high performance and high design building skins. Join the robust dialogue that covers all aspects of building envelopes and is the key to building systems integration, resilient buildings and a sustainable built environment. Who should come? Architects, fabricators, developers, consultants and other design professionals.

On Day 1, a series of stimulating, Miami-focused presentations and discussion-based panels will examine the increasingly fast-paced evolution of façade technology, address new perspectives on building skins, and explore innovative, sustainable design practices. Keynote speakers include Michel Rojkind (Rojkind Arquitectos) and Chad Oppenheim (Oppenheim Architecture + Design). On Day 2, don’t miss our field trips – a rare opportunity to examine South Florida’s most innovative facades led by Miami’s leading architectural authorities! Choose your route through Downtown & Brickell or Miami Beach & Design District with hardhat VIP access to some of the buildings under construction. Earn up to 12 AIA CEU LU/SD/HSW credits in just two days!

MDEAT holds 2015 Youth Legal Education Summit 8/10/15, 8/11/15

MDEAT holds 2015 Youth Legal Education Summit
Monday, 08/10/2015 – 08/11/2015 08:00 am – 04:15 pm
MDC-Teen-Court-BLK-TYPE-w-RED-LINE-TYPEUniversity of Miami
1331 Miller Drive, Student Center and Law School,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: Free

The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust will train a new wave of high school lawyers during this event. High school students will receive a formal training for courtroom trials sanctioned by the program’s volunteer training guidelines. Volunteer attorneys will mentor youth in becoming defense and prosecuting attorneys. To download application, visit http://www.miamidade.gov/economicadvocacytrust/library/youth-legal-education-summit-application.pdf

Coconut Grove Visitor Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 7/20/15

Coconut Grove Visitor Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Monday, 07/20/2015 – 07/20/2015 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Coconut Grove Village West Visitor Center (Inside the KROMA Gallery)
3670 Grand Ave.,
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
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Cost: Free

With a growing number of locals and visitors seeking to experience and explore Greater Miami’s vibrant multicultural heritage neighborhoods, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (GMCVB) Multicultural Tourism Department, in partnership with KROMA Gallery and the Coconut Grove Collaborative will unveil the new Coconut Grove Village West Visitor Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Centrally located in the heart of Coconut Grove – inside KROMA gallery, a communal art space – the new visitor center will provide visitors and residents with a resource for information on the attractions and happenings in Coconut Grove as well as other heritage and multicultural neighborhoods throughout Greater Miami. Additionally, the new visitor center will offer a wide variety of brochures on attractions and points of interest, maps, calendars of events, tours and special offerings throughout the year. The Coconut Grove Village West Visitor Center will be open Monday–Saturday 10 am – 6 pm.

Social Media Day South Florida 6/28/15

Social Media Day South Florida
Sunday, June 28, 12:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Social Media Day Conference
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Sunset Cocktail
SMDAYSFL2015-800 Hyatt Regency Pier 66
2301 SE 17th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Register Online

An international celebration of social media promoted by Mashable, now celebrating its 5th consecutive year in South Florida. Based on our track record, we expect over 500 top influencers, speakers and enthusiasts from Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and beyond to gather for a fun day of sharing and networking. Our South Florida conference celebrates the art and craft of social media through multiple tracks that benefit all users. An energetic social and networking happy hour mixer follows the conference.

Plenary session, three breakout rooms, an exhibition hall, hospitality suites, and more.

City Theatre’s 5th Annual CityWrights Professional Weekend for Playwrights 6/25/15-6/28/15

City Theatre’s 5th Annual CityWrights Professional Weekend for Playwrights
Thursday, 06/25/2015 – 06/28/2015 06:00 pm –
citywrites_main_ver2EPIC Hotel
270 Biscayne Blvd Way,
Miami, Florida 33131
More Info Link
Cost: $125 – $299

City Theatre’s groundbreaking CityWrights Professional Weekend for Playwrights is a lively and comprehensive symposium dedicated to the art, business, development, training, inspiration and mentorship of dramatists and the development of new work. Marsha Norman, who wrote the 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning play ‘night, Mother, the 1992 Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden, the libretto for The Color Purple, the book for The Bridges of Madison County, and the book for the forthcoming Broadway musical, King Kong, will be the keynote speaker. Norman will address this year’s theme “Building A Bridge Across the Gender Divide,” and will be among the conference’s Masters Artists alongside nationally recognized speakers including OBIE Award-winning playwright and New Georges producing artistic director and co-founder Susan Bernfield, the 2015 Dramatists Guild Traveling Master Cusi Cram, actress playwright Leslie Ayvazian, and popular playwriting teacher Michael Bigelow Dixon. Times vary.

Florida Supercon Celebrates A Decade of Comics and Pop Culture in South Florida 6/25/15 – 6/28/15

Florida Supercon Celebrates A Decade of Comics and Pop Culture in South Florida
Thursday, June 25: 12:00pm – 1:00am (Exhibition Room: 12:00pm – 8:00pm)
Friday, June 26: 10:00am – 1:00am (Exhibition Room: 10:00am – 8:00pm)
Saturday, June 27: 10:00am – 1:00am (Exhibition Room: 10:00am – 8:00pm)
Sunday, June 28: 10:00am – 12:00am (Exhibition Room: 10:00am – 6:30pm) 
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Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Website Link

Now in its tenth year, Florida Supercon, South Florida’s largest comic convention and pop culture event, returns to Miami Beach from June 25-28, 2015 to fill fans’ love for comic books, anime, animation, video game, fantasy, Sci-Fi and pop culture genres. This 4-day event has something for everyone, from celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume and cosplay contests, vendors, parties, workshops, video gaming, children’s events and more.

Celebrities, Voice Actors & Comic Guests
Florida Supercon will host many opportunities for fans to see their favorite celebrities, voice actors and comic book industry guests, with a full agenda of panels, Q&A’s, photo opportunities, and more.

Attendees can meet their favorite actors from comic and pop culture movies and TV shows such as:
Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Mewes, Brian O’Halloran and Marilyn Ghigliotti, the stars of Clerks, Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks 2, Clerks: The Animated Series, and Dogma;
Billie Piper, Eric Roberts and Simon Fisher-Becker from Doctor Who;
Brett Dalton, Maximilian Hernandez and Eddie McClintock from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.;
Peter Mayhew and Billy Dee Williams from the Star Wars movies;
Daniel Thomas May, Lew Temple and Vincent Ward from The Walking Dead;
Many Bennett from Arrow, Emilie de Ravin from Once Upon A Time, Shawn Ashmore from X-Men, and more
WWE & WWF wrestlers and personalities such as Jerry The King Lawler, Tito Santana, Mickie James, Ron Simmons, and more

Children’s characters and cartoon voice actors will include celebrities from Frozen, Adventure Time, Sailor Moon, Tiny Toons Adventures, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Spongebob Squarepants, Super Mario Bros., Power Rangers, Dragon Ball Z, Ouran High School, and Attack on Titan, among others.

Florida Supercon will also feature legendary comic book artists, writers, publishers and industry professionals from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Valiant Comics and others, such as Jim Shooter, Bill Jemas, Neal Adams, Allen Bellman, John Ramita, Jr., Ivan Reis, Frank Quitely, Jeff Dekal, and more.

Cosplay and Costume Events and Competitions
Florida Supercon has the largest cosplay and costuming events of any convention in the state of Florida, with non-stop panels, workshops, contests and photo shoots for 4 days straight.

FSC Kids Costume Competition takes place Friday, June 26 at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 28 at 1:00 p.m. Open to all ages 13 and under, this contest will be “runway” style. There will be no pre-judging. Contestants can enter in store-bought or homemade costumes. Awards will be given for the following categories: Best in Show, Best Individual (under 9 years old), Best Individual (9 – 13 years old), Best Comic Book Character, Best Video Game Character, Best Cartoon Character, and Best Group.

FSC Costume Competition held Saturday, June 27 at 8:30 p.m. is the most competitive costuming event in Florida with over $5,000 in cash and prizes available, including a $1,500 cash grand prize and lifetime pass to all Supercon events ($500 value) for ‘Best in Show’. The contest is open to all skill levels to ensure both novice and experienced costumers have a chance to shine. The divisions include: Master, Journeyman, Novice and Junior/Youth.

FSC Masquerade Costume and Performance Competition will be held Sunday, June 28 at 5:00 p.m. With over $2,000 in cash and prizes, contestants can enter as individuals or as a group and will be judged based on costume craftsmanship and stage performance. More than just a cosplay contest, this is a talent competition with performances by individuals and groups portraying their favorite characters. The divisions include: Master, Journeyman, Novice and Junior/Youth.

Gaming and Tournaments
Supercon Gaming will bring the best selection of games found in South Florida. With current and last-gen systems for tournament and free play including: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and a large selection of classic/vintage consoles including: NES, Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, N64, Dreamcast, Gamecube and more. An Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will also be on hand for a 3D gaming experience.

Tournaments will be held throughout all three days of the show as well as free-play on many of the favorite AAA games for all ages including Borderlands 2, Mario Kart 8, Super Mario 3D World, Rock Band, Guitar Hero, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Halo, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty, Super Street Fighter IV, Dance Central Spotlight, Forza, PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, and The Last of Us, and more. There will also be a selection of some of the favorite indies, such as Skullgirls, Sportsfriends, Super Meat Boy, Dungeon Defenders, Amnesia, and Guacamelee.

Super Geek Film Festival
The convention will host Super Geek Film Festival from June 25-28, 2015, and is dedicated to presenting geek interest films of all types, ranging from documentary, narrative, animation, experimental and fan films. Fans will be able to enjoy films from a variety of genres from geek culture, comics, gaming, animation, anime, manga, science fiction, fantasy, RPG, robotics, technology, and more. Films will be presented from all kinds of filmmakers, including professional, amateur and students from high school and college. On Twitter, the conversation continues with the hashtags #SGFF and #SuperGeekFilmFest.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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
Webpage Link

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
Webpage Link
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.

Luciano & Friends Pool Party 3/25/15

Luciano & Friends Pool Party
Wednesday, 03/25/2015 – 03/25/2015 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
MMW_InstaLucianoSLS Hotel / Hyde Beach
1701 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $55

VIP tickets are still only $80, general admission is just $55!

Featuring the one and only LUCIANO plus (in alphabetical order): Argy, D’Julz, Hash Hendrex, Michel Cleis, Valentino Kanzyani, and secret special guests!

Last year’s party also featured Dyed Soundorom, Daniel Sanchez, and more!

Luciano & Friends Pool Party
SLS Hotel Day Time
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
Doors open at 12PM
21 & over event, no exceptions!
(must have ID upon entrance)

The Atlantic’s Start-Up City: Miami 3/30/15

The Atlantic’s Start-Up City: Miami
Monday, March 30, 2015
StartupNew World Center
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tickets: $99.00
Online Registration

From the sharing economy to online education and groundbreaking communications tools, the start-up landscape is booming in South Florida. On Monday, March 30, The Atlantic’s third annual “Start-Up City: Miami” will answer the question “what’s next?”—bringing together local and national business leaders to forecast the emerging trends and technologies that are shaping start-ups across the globe. The full-day program is presented in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and will be held at the New World Center. Tickets are on sale now.

Among the featured speakers and attendees are Tom Colicchio, a five-time James Beard winner, chef and owner of Crafted Hospitality, Top Chef judge and restaurateur with a new venture in Miami Beach; Jim McKelvey, Co-founder of Square and LaunchCode, who is transforming the way people and tech connect; Vikram Dendi with Microsoft Research, whose just-launched Skype Translator is poised to break down communication barriers by giving users the ability to speak with anyone around the world, regardless of language; Veronica Juarez, director of government relations for Lyft, who will address the mobile-first car service’s goals in Miami and across the country; Bastian Lehmann, co-founder and CEO of Postmates, the so-called “anti-Amazon” delivery app; and Bill Macaitis, chief marketing officer of Slack, one of the fastest-growing startups in history.

More confirmed speakers include:
John Ciancutti, Chief Product Officer, Coursera
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, CEO, Radical Partners
Jon Goiser, Investor and Data Scientist, Third Cohort Capital
Hal Gregersen, Director of the Sloan Leadership Center at MIT and author of “The Innovator’s DNA”
Ricardo Herrero, Executive Director, #CubaNow
Natalia Napoleon de Bens, Co-Founder, Lemon City Tea Co.
Tracy LaFlamme Ortega, Founder and CEO, PREPWORKS
Jason Saltzman, Founder and CEO, AlleyNYC

The program will dive into the stories and trends shaping start-up culture in Miami and around the world, with a focus on the successes and speedbumps entrepreneurs face. In interviews and panel sessions, speakers will discuss becoming better leaders, recruiting a dream team, finding the right workspace, measuring up against the “big guys,” and carving out a niche in a competitive market.

Editors from The Atlantic and CityLab.com will lead the conversations. Among them: urban studies expert Richard Florida, co-founder and editor at large of CityLab.com and senior editor at The Atlantic; Steve Clemons, Washington editor at large of The Atlantic; Derek Thompson, senior editor of The Atlantic; and Mary Louise Kelly, contributing editor to AtlanticLIVE.

Follow the conversation on Twitter via @Atlantic_LIVE, and by using the hashtag #StartUpMiami.

BarCamp Miami X 2015 3/28/15

BarCamp Miami X 2015
Saturday, 03/28/2015 – 09:30 am – 05:00 pm
barcamp_miami_logoMiami Ad School Wynwood
571 NW 28th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

It has been 10 years since the first BarCamp was held in Palo Alto, CA. Since then, BarCamps have been held in over 350 cities around the world, in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Australasia and Asia.

Now at its sixth edition, we are proud to say BarCamp Miami got even better in every way.

It’s not your traditional talking heads technology conference. Everyone is expected to participate in some way: by giving a talk, asking questions, or organizing a session.

BarCamp fosters collaboration — matching technologists with designers, with engineers, and with angel investors. BarCamp brings people together who understand what new technology means for Miami’s future.

PreMoney Miami Investor Conference 3/20/15

PreMoney MIAMI Investor Conference
Friday, 03/20/2015 – 09:00 am – 07:30 pm
PreMoney-Miami-750x400EPIC Hotel
270 Biscayne Blvd Way,,
Miami, Florida 33131
More Info Link

Featuring Dave McClure (500 Startups), Scott Kupor (Andreessen Horowitz), Mark Suster (Upfront Ventures), Fabrice Grinda (OLX) + more, PreMoney MIAMI investor conf. will bring together folks from Silicon Valley, NYC, Miami, LatAm, Europe & beyond to explore the changes underway in venture capital and how those changes are affecting emerging markets around the world.

Women’s Impact Conference and Luncheon 3/20/15

Women’s Impact Conference and Luncheon
Friday, 03/20/2015 – 08:00 am – 04:00 pm
JITG2015-WICL-EblastMiramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Pl.,
Miramar, Florida 33025
Webpage Link
Cost: $50 Advance | $60 Day of Show

In honor of Women’s History Month, The City of Miami Gardens is excited to announce the 2015 Women’s Impact Conference and Luncheon on March 20, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Center. Women of various ethnicities will come together for a day of inspiration and motivation center around spirituality, wealth building, mentoring, hair, relationships and a keynote address by reality show personality Omarosa Manigualt and a performance by Howard . The theme for the event will be: “There’s No ‘S’ On My Chest but a Hero Lives Within.” For more information and ticket sales, visit www.jazzinthegardens.com.

Start-up City Miami 3/30/15

Start-up City Miami
Monday, 03/30/2015 – 03/30/2015 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
StartupNew World Center
500 17th Street,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost: $99

With start-up culture and investment permeating Miami, The Atlantic presents Start-Up City: Miami, an annual gathering of ideas and inventors shaping the local—and global—start-up scene. Building on the energy of the previous two years, the event will feature the people and companies at the heart of Miami’s start-up revolution who also serve as models for the growing brand of entrepreneurship and innovation in cities around the world.

Editors from The Atlantic and CityLab.com will lead the conversations. Among them: urban studies expert Richard Florida, editor at large of CityLab.com; Steve Clemons, Washington editor of The Atlantic; Derek Thompson, staff writer for The Atlantic; and Mary Louise Kelley, contributing editor to AtlanticLive.

Black Tech Week 2/23/15 – 2/28/15

Black Tech Week
Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM – Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 PM
Miami Dade College – North Campus
11380 Northwest 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33167

Black Tech Week is a week long series of events celebrating innovators of color during the last week of Black History Month. The Black Tech Week steering committe has invited top technologist, startup founders, venture capitalist, world leaders, grassroots activists and thought leaders to present at our 2 day summit, VC/Mentor mixer, Hour of Tech at Miami Dade County Schools, and a community hackathon as well as two pitch competetion.

MIA Music Summit 3/26/15

MIA Music Summit
March 26, 8:00am – 6:00pm
miamusicsummitColony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

MIA Music Summit will gather some of today’s leading digital music experts, startups and investors from around the globe in order to discuss the latest trends that are at the intersection of music and technology.

The MIA Music Summit is designed to inform and entertain all those passionate about music and its future. If you love music and are curious about its digital future, you can’t miss this event.

Bora Celik, Jukely
David Jimison, F#
Dean Chandler, Wahwah Networks
Gabriel “GABE Mac” Mcintyre, College Of Arts In Utrecht
Jonathan Barnes, 8tracks
Katerina Markov, Atom Factory
Liv Buli, Next Big Sound
Mary Redondo, Havas Sports & Entertainment
Robby Towns, Nestamusic / Edmtcc / Music Business Association
Chris Boos, Arago / Senzari
Dean Bolte, Omnifone
Derrick Ashong, Amp.It
Gary Brotman, Qualcomm Allplay
Justin Golshiir, Justgo.Com
Lilia Luciano, Coinspire
Martin Varsavsky, Fon
Michael Schneider, Mobile Roadie
Steve Martocci, Splice

Innovation and Engineering Weekend: Building the City of the Future 2/19/15 – 2/22/15

Innovation and Engineering Weekend: Building the City of the Future
Thursday, February 19 – Sunday, February 22, 2015
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33129

Come out to the Museum with your family for Innovation & Engineering Weekend, two days of clean tech, green solutions, and lots of hands-on activities themed towards building the city of the future. Help artists and designers build furniture out of recycled materials and participate in other Maker’s activities. Explore the world of tomorrow with new research on immersive 3D environments. See the future of fashion with a special fashion show in the Planetarium, which includes wearable technologies and recycled materials. Meet engineers from around the community and compete in building challenges. Program your own robot, learn about urban gardening and hydroponics, plant your own seedling to take home to your community, participate in tech workshops, explore transportation options of the future from better bicycles (and bike paths) to electric cars, and much more.

Thursday, February 19 (Science Up Close)
Friday, February 20 (City of the Future PechaKucha Night 20×20)
Saturday, February 21 & Sunday, February 22 (Innovation & Engineering Weekend)

Weekend event partners include Best Buy; BYO-Lab; Critical Craft Forum; DesignLab Miami; Moonlighter Miami; Earth Friendly Products; EcoTech Visions; Everglades Foundation; FIU School of Architecture; FIU’s Society of Women Engineers; Gehl Studio; Health in the Hood; FIA Formula E Championship Miami ePrix; Miami Industrial Arts; REM Learning Center; Dr. Robert B. Ingram Elementary School Environmental Club; Starbot; 3D StuffMaker USA; The Green Group; The Underline; Urban Impact; WB Engineering; UM’s American Society of Civil Engineers and more.

Guests will also be able to exclusively view the Spark-Renault SRT_01E racecar on behalf of the FIA Formula E Championship Miami ePrix, the fifth stop on the world’s first fully electric racing series’ 2014-15 calendar.

Children 12 years old and younger are free with paid adult admission.

Food will be available for purchase by Cheeseburger Baby and Box of Chacos food trucks.

Philanthropy Miami 2015: The Changing Tide in Philanthropy 3/5/15

Philanthropy Miami 2015: The Changing Tide in Philanthropy
Thursday, 03/05/2015 – 03/05/2015 08:30 am – 05:00 pm
Layout 1Jungle Island
1111 Parrott Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
Buy Tickets Link
Cost: $195 in advance ($225 at the door)

LEAVE A LEGACY© (LeaveALegacyMiami.org) hosts PHILANTHROPY MIAMI 2015 – The Changing Tide in Philanthropy, What’s New and What’s Next in the Philanthropic Sector – on Thursday, March 5, a day-long summit showcasing innovative solutions to social problems and the latest trends and tools in fundraising.

What better way to spend a work day in Miami, than by learning about The Changing Tide in Philanthropy? And the highlight, Alberto Ibargüen shares how Knight Foundation Seeds Innovation, and how you can too.

2015 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show 2/12/15-2/16/15

2015 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show
Premier Day: Thursday, February 12th – 10 am – 6 pm
Miamarina at BaysideFriday, February 13th – 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday, February 14th – 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday, February 15th – 10 am – 8 pm
Monday, February 16th – 10 am – 6 pm
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Open from 9 am – 6 pm daily
The Yacht & Power Boat Show at Sea Isle Marina (no ticket required for this location)
1635 N. Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33132

Open from 10 am – 6 pm daily
Strictly Sail Miami at Miamarina at Bayside
400 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

Premier Day (February 12): $35
Adults (16 and older): $20
Five-day adult pass (Good all five days of the show): $85
Two-day adult pass (valid Feb. 12-16): $35
Youth 15 and under get in free (must be accompanied by an adult).
One ticket is good for all sites (includes free access to shuttle bus and water taxi).

For more information and advance ticket purchase, visit www.MiamiBoatShow.com.
Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: #MiamiBoatShow and #StrictlySailMiami

World’s premier boating event is hub for newest innovations, big boat debuts and marine technologies

Thousands of companies are preparing to introduce the recreational boating industry’s newest innovations next month as more than 100,000 boating enthusiasts from around the globe flock to Miami for one of the world’s largest boating events. The annual Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show®, taking place February 12-16, 2015, spans three locations and will feature one-of-a-kind boat debuts, the latest marine gadgets and accessories galore.

Whether a buyer or dreamer, the 2015 Miami Boat Show is THE place to discover the best in boating. This year’s “best in show” features everything from the largest sailing yacht to ever visit the show and a hybrid GPS device, to the debut of the world’s largest center console fishing boat, a “green” yacht powered by natural gas, and an inflatable stand up paddleboard:

The unveiling of the world’s largest center console – HydraSports Custom 53’ Sueños.
The TOTO 110′ Palmer Johnson Sailing Yacht, one of the largest sailing yachts to ever be displayed at the boat show (docked at Strictly Sail at Miamarina at Bayside).
With the increasing popularity of stand up paddle boarding (SUP), Rynkel Inc. will debut the inflatable AIRHEAD Super Stable Standup Paddleboard, ideal for beginners, intermediates and larger riders.

The newest Garmin – navigate from land to sea on one device. In marine mode, the GPSMAP 640 provides tides and currents, depth contours, port plans, marine services and points of interest, while in automotive mode, the GPSMAP 640 announces street names with spoken turn-by-turn directions pulled from the preloaded City Navigator NT road maps for North America.

Record 97 new boating products honored for innovation – Show-goers can get a first glimpse at some of the industry’s best new products, recognized through the boat show’s Innovation Awards, which honor manufacturers and suppliers who bring new products to market. This year’s program received the highest amount of entries on record.
The new Accessory Pavilion, located outside the Miami Beach Convention Center, will showcase thousands of the latest boating gadgets and gear, plus engines and electronics from more than 85 companies.

Get green by learning more about sustainable, eco-friendly options such as the Intrepid 327 Center Console – the first hybrid yacht powered by natural gas.

2015 JITG Women’s Impact Conference and Luncheon 3/20/15

2015 JITG Women’s Impact Conference & Luncheon
Friday, 03/20/2015 – 08:00 am – 04:00 pm
10897975_10152518287476372_7453592287792512975_nMiramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Place,
Miramar, Florida 33025
Webpage Link

In honor of Women’s History Month and in conjunction with the 10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival, the City of Miami Gardens will host the 2015 WOMEN’S IMPACT CONFERENCE & LUNCHEON. Originally created in 2010 by Former City of Miami Gardens’ Mayor, Shirley Gibson. At the conference, women of varied races, creed and cultures are exposed to ideas and strategies for how to take time for self-discovery; essential activities associated with inspiration and motivation; and encourage women to live centered and complete lives by taking advantage of all of life’s endless possibilities. Attendees will be entertained and engaged, as distinguished experts deliver powerful tips, tools and information on topics to inspire women. This highly anticipated, and usually “sold-out” event, will take place at the beautiful property of Miramar Cultural Center, Miramar Florida from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm on Friday, March 20th, 2015.

The Jupiter Circle Inaugural Workshop Series 2/24/15

The Jupiter Circle Inaugural Workshop Series
Tuesday, 02/24/2015 – 09:30 am – 12:00 pm
download-520x440Arts + Entertainment District
90 NE 17th St, Miami, Florida 33132,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: http://aedistrictmiami.com/calendar/the-jupiter-circle-1st-workshop/

The Jupiter Circle hosts their first complimentary workshop in a series that will walk you through the pillars of a successful social media presence. This workshop will outline the considerations + practical tactics to set up a social media strategy, including choosing the right platforms, developing content + measuring success.

Complimentary caffeinated sips + bites provided by Alaska Coffee Roasting.

RSVP required: [email protected]

The Filling Station (Unit 1015)
90 NE 17th ST.

Global Positioning for International Expansion The Right Way to Expand Internationally 2/12/15

Global Positioning for International Expansion The Right Way to Expand Internationally
Thursday, 02/12/2015 – 05:30 pm – 08:00 pm
200 S Biscayne Blvd Suite 2500,
Miami, Florida 33131
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Join DLA Piper, Radius, and the Florida Venture Forum for a panel discussion, drinks, and hor d’oeuvres, as we discuss how to best position your company for international expansion.

During this panel discussion you will learn:

Steps companies should take to ensure they are truly prepared to expand
What to keep in mind when hiring employees in foreign countries
Legal issues that can sidetrack expanding companies
How to handle accounting and other financial issues
Big surprises and even bigger mistakes
The roles investors and board members can and should play

2015 Regional Education Conference 4/16/15

2015 Regional Education Conference
Thursday, 04/16/2015 – 07:30 am – 04:00 pm
Florida International University Kovens Conference Center
3000 NE 151st Street,
Miami, Florida 33181
Webpage Link

The Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter offers an annual Regional Education Conference and provides valuable information for persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease, their families, and professionals. Renowned dementia experts share helpful resources and present the newest updates in research. Pre-registration is required — tickets will not be sold at the door. Sponsorship and exhibitors opportunities available. CEU’s and CME’s available. Respite options are available.

Jacqueries Part 1: Second Performance 2/8/15

Jacqueries Part 1: Second Performance
Sunday, 02/08/2015 – 08:00 pm – 09:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-0113The Carlton Hotel South Beach
1433 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link

Jacqueries I is a political heist story told through movement — an inside-out experience of conspiracy, security theatre, and solidarity, inspired by parkour’s co-opting of urban space. The audience follows individual performers from scene to scene through undisclosed South Beach urban locations, linked by a custom iPhone app playing synchronized sound and showing 3D video overlays. With a score by multiple Dora award-winning composer John Gzowski and “eye-popping” augmented-reality video, Jacqueries “is almost like being in your own video game, except it’s real.” (Michael Crabb, Toronto Star)

We are committed to being accessible to audience members with disability. Please contact us with your specific concerns so that we can see how we can give you a great experience. Audience members will be loaned quality iPod touches and headphones in order to participate in the performance.

Directed and Choreographed by Jacob Niedzwiecki, Music Composed by John Gzowski, Performed by Luke Garwood, Catherine Larocque, Jacob Niedzwiecki, Anisa Tejpar and Mateo Galindo Torres

Jacqueries Part 1: First Performance 2/7/15

Jacqueries Part 1: First Performance
Saturday, 02/07/2015 – 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-0110Carlton Hotel South Beach
1433 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link

Jacqueries I is a political heist story told through movement — an inside-out experience of conspiracy, security theatre, and solidarity, inspired by parkour’s co-opting of urban space. The audience follows individual performers from scene to scene through undisclosed South Beach urban locations, linked by a custom iPhone app playing synchronized sound and showing 3D video overlays. With a score by multiple Dora award-winning composer John Gzowski and “eye-popping” augmented-reality video, Jacqueries “is almost like being in your own video game, except it’s real.” (Michael Crabb, Toronto Star)

We are committed to being accessible to audience members with disability. Please contact us with your specific concerns so that we can see how we can give you a great experience. Audience members will be loaned quality iPod touches and headphones in order to participate in the performance.

Directed and Choreographed by Jacob Niedzwiecki, Music Composed by John Gzowski, Performed by Luke Garwood, Catherine Larocque, Jacob Niedzwiecki, Anisa Tejpar and Mateo Galindo Torres

Linear vs. Non-Linear Storytelling: When World Becomes Fiction with Patric Jean 2/7/15

Linear vs. Non-Linear Storytelling: When World Becomes Fiction with Patric Jean
Saturday, 02/07/2015 – 01:00 pm – 03:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-019Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link

It Is now possible to tell stories using non-linear storytelling.

The wall between a fiction and the real world doesn’t exist anymore. The world becomes a total platform. Are we characters? Are we discovering an old situation with new eyes? What are the consequences of this new situation? Who are the puppet masters of our lives ? Should we feel responsible as authors and as citizens? Is it just an evolution?

Or just a new world?


Patric Jean was born in Belgium in 1968. He studied theatre, litterature and cinema at Brussels University (ULB), Royal Brussels Conservatoire and at INSAS (cinema school). He directed severals documentary films for theater and television. He also worked on non-linear experiences like “Lazarus Mirages”.

He’s a pro-feminist and anti-prostitution activist. He published a first book about prostitution abolition in 2014. His next book (2015) is about men’s engagement for equality. He’s preparing a feature film about prisons (2015).

Digital VFX Lab with Wally Rodriguez 2/7/15

Digital VFX Lab with Wally Rodriguez
Saturday, 02/07/2015 – 11:00 am – 01:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-018Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link

This post-production workshop will consist of a showing of “before and after” visual effects sequences and breakdowns demonstrating the creation of various types visual effects. Attendees will be shown examples of many forms of visual effects commonly used by leaders in the industry, including:

common cleanup and scene enhancements,
set extensions,
virtual environments,
scene re-lighting.
The ways in which modern color correction tools are used as a visual effect to improve most scenes will also be presented. The workshop will close with a short discussion about digital cameras and their role in production and visual effect, as well as a question and answer session.


Wally Rodriguez a master of Flame, the premiere digital manipulation device in the visual effects industry. He was the second client worldwide to take delivery of the innovative system and continues to be instrumental in it’s development.

With over twenty years of experience, Wally’s hard work and perseverance has been recognized along the way. He has been the recipient of an Emmy award and various Telly, Addy and PROMAX awards.

Interactive Tech Playground 2/6/15

Interactive Tech Playground
Friday, 02/06/2015 – 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-015Loews Hotel South Beach
1601 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link

The TECH PLAYGROUND is over 7000 square feet of exhibitor space, including an EXHIBITOR CENTER STAGE for seminars & product presentations and an interactive set with live actors. The TECH PLAYGROUND is the perfect opportunity to inform and educate your audience. The curated exhibitor floor is limited to only 20 companies.

We currently have our staff seeking out new technology companies that add to our mantra as a creative festival and inviting them to FilmGate Interactive. In the upcoming weeks we will featuring them throughout our website & social media platforms. Stay tuned in.

Creating Immersive Media Projects: A Hands-On Workshop 2/6/15

Creating Immersive Media Projects: A Hands-On Workshop
Friday, 02/06/2015 – 10:00 am – 02:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-014Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link

There are a ton of amazing immersive media projects being created these days, but rarely do people discuss the process for how these types of projects actually get made.

The form is still so new that it can feel like a bit of a mystery. This workshop will answer questions like:

What are the key steps in conceiving and creating immersive media projects?
What are the phases and what activities happen in each of them?
What tools do you use in each phase?
What are the types of team members you need and how do you find them?
The workshop will commence with a hands-on paper prototyping exercise where we put what we’ve discussed to use.

This workshop is limited to 20 attendees. Creators should come with a project that they are working on (as well as a laptop/tablet if they wish).


A digital veteran of 20 years, Mike Knowlton has always pushed the boundaries of storytelling and technology. He is a recognized leader in the global Transmedia community and is the Co-Founder of the non-profit, immersive storytelling community StoryCode. His work at StoryCode has created a vibrant cross-discipline community of innovative creators. StoryCode programs immersive media case study presentations, Transmedia education workshops, and Story Hackathons. He led in the production of the first-ever Story Hackathon, an event that was covered by Forbes, The Washington Post, and PBS. Mike’s background spans design, programming, advertising, sales/fund-raising, production, and filmmaking.

Futurestates 2/4/15

Wednesday, 02/04/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-013O Cinema
90 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link

What will America look like in 10, 15, even 20 years? Futurestates, the revolutionary series produced by ITVS, has been proposing answers to these questions since 2010. For its fifth and final season, Futurestates is presented as an immersive online video experience featuring short films that imagine robots with feelings, what education looks like in a wired world, and the future of prisons and our penal system. The central question at the heart of Futurestates is how technologies we may take for granted have a profound effect on our capacity to feel, create, live… and be human.

Best of I’m Not Gonna Move to LA 2/2/15

Best of I’m Not Gonna Move to LA
Monday, 02/02/2015 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-011O Cinema
90 Northwest 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link

I’M NOT GONNA MOVE TO L.A. (or NOLA, as we like to call it) is a monthly event hosted by Indie Film Club Miami that gives local musicians, comedians, and filmmakers a platform to show their work. Each month the audience votes for their favorite film by hurling stuffed animals at the director, and the winner is named. At FilmGate Interactive, all of the winning films of the year will screen in one final round, and the winner of I’M NOT GONNA MOVE TO L.A. 2014 will once again be determined by the audience votes.

Don’t miss the best of the best of South Florida talent at this fun-filled event! And remember, #stayMIA

FilmGate Kickoff Party 1/31/15

FilmGate Kickoff Party
Saturday, 01/31/2015 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-01Miami Light Project Inc.
404 Northwest 26th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link

FilmGate Interactive is an annual film festival that takes place across multiple venues in Miami. We invite you to join us for the kickoff party where there will be dancing, live music, film and more!

The Big Read Kick Off with Peniel Joseph 2/5/15

The Big Read Kick Off with Peniel Joseph
Thursday, 02/05/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
140127_13157_joseph026.jpgLyric Theater
819 NW Second Ave,
Miami, Florida 33136
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Join us for a conversation with celebrated civil rights chronicler, Dr. Peniel E. Joseph, as we delve into the moral and ethical issues of our day. Dr. Joseph is Professor of History at Tufts University and the author of the award-winning Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America. He is a frequent national commentator on issues of race, democracy and civil rights who appears on C-SPAN’s Book TV, NPR, and PBS’s NewsHour. During the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Convention, Professor Joseph provided historical commentary for the PBS NewsHour. His most recent book is Stokely: A Life.
Presented in partnership with MDC Kendall Campus, The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc. and The Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, and Books & Books.

Date: Thursday, February 5
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Lyric Theater, 819 NW Second Ave., Miami

All participants will receive a copy of When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka.

Unlocking the Keys to Philanthropy Conference 1/15/15

Unlocking the Keys to Philanthropy Conference
Thursday, January 15, 2015, 7:30AM – 4:30PM
keysUniversity of Miami
6200 San Amaro Drive
Coral Gables, FL
$75: Members of AFP, PPP, UM Alumni /Staff; Early Bird until 1/9/15: $60
$95: Non-Members (and Future Members); Early Bird until 1/9/15: $80
Register Online

A day of sharing and learning for fundraising professionals, CEOs and Board Members that will enhance skills, add to knowledge, generate new ideas and connect with others to build collaborations and partnerships.

7:30 a.m., Registration and Breakfast / Networking / Visit vendor tables

8:30 a.m., Welcome: Leana Cianfoni & Ilene Zweig, Conference Co-chairs
Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Steven Marcus, Ed.D, CEO, Health Foundation of South Florida

Keys To Reaching Your Donors By Demonstrating Impact
Lori Larson, Sr. Director of GuideStar DonorEdge is an expert in donor relations and nonprofit outreach. Lori will share her knowledge of customer development.

9:45 a.m. Keys To The Campaign
Panel of Experts will discuss the vision, the need, the goal, the execution. Panelists include: Sergio Gonzalez, UM SVP Advancement & External Affairs; Marilyn March, Exec. Dir., Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade; Mitch Kaplan, Founder of Miami Book Fair.

11:00 a.m. Keys To The Vault
Panel of Donors / Volunteers will discuss why they are involved with their respective organizations; Expectations from the organization. Panel: To be Announced.
Panel Moderator: Matt Haggman, Miami Program Director The Knight Foundation

12:15 p.m. Buffet Lunch / Networking

1:00 p.m. All I Know About Fundraising I Learned In Detroit – Lessons From A Challenging Economy
Tammy Zonker, is an expert in transformational major gift fundraising. During this session she will share the journey of securing a $27.1 million gift.

2:00 p.m. Dessert Social and Networking

2:30 p.m. Keys To The Experts
Round Table Discussions with experts in all aspects of Fundraising. Each attendee will be able to participate in 3 round tables.

3:45 p.m. Keys To Having Fun Fundraising

The B.I.G. Summit Technology Conference 1/20/15

The B.I.G. Summit – Technology Conference
Tuesday, January 20th, 7:00am – 6:00pm
bigsummitNew World Center
500 17th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tickets: $299 Standard
Use code ROIM99 to save $200 off Standard Tickets.
$499 VIP (includes preferred seating, VIP lunch with speakers & special guests, and special gifts)
$99 Student (with ID)
All tickets include, breakfast, lunch, and access to the After Party. Access to all sessions and post summit presentation materials also included.
Register Online

Each year the B.I.G. (Business, Innovation and Growth) Summit welcomes audiences of visionaries, business titans, entrepreneurs, media, business, and community leaders to a day of game-changing BIG ideas and disruptive technologies for propelling business forward.

This year’s Summit will feature keynote speaker Randi Zuckerberg (Facebook early executive), as well as Peter Rubin (Wired Magazine Senior Editor), Elizabeth Baron (Ford), and other noteworthy technology experts outlined in our Speakers section.

The outstanding lineup of global business leaders will discuss some of the most challenging and important issues of business, education, and entertainment in today’s ever-changing environment. Attendees will gain insight into how best to utilize the rapidly advancing world of technology to gain a competitive edge.

The B.I.G Summit is about fostering the culture of innovation, cutting-edge technology, intellectual support, and helping attendees identify and access resources that will fuel each stage of their business and the engine for economic vitality.

44th Annual Baptist Health Orange Bowl Prayer Breakfast 12/29/14

44th Annual Baptist Health Orange Bowl Prayer Breakfast
Monday, 12/29/2014 – 07:00 am –
Baptist-Orange-Bowl-BreakfastJungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: Individual Tickets — $30

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will honor student-athletes, coaches and communities that are committed to making a difference in young people’s lives through faith and fellowship at its 44th annual Orange Bowl Prayer Breakfast. Sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida, the prayer breakfast will take place on Monday, Dec. 29 at 7:30 a.m. at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail. Players and coaches from Mississippi State and Georgia Tech, the teams playing in this year’s Capital One Orange Bowl game, are scheduled to attend.
Important: RSVP by Dec. 12, 2014. If reservations are made by Dec. 12, tickets will be mailed to you. Seats and tables are assigned in order of date reservations were received. Tickets purchased after Dec. 12 will be left at will-call.
For more information or reservations, call 786-752-0845, or email [email protected]

The Education Fund Idea EXPO for South Florida Teachers 11/11/14

The Education Fund Idea EXPO for South Florida Teachers
Tuesday, 11/11/2014 – 11/11/2014 08:00 am – 03:00 pm
Miami Airport Convention Center
FB Ad - Large711 NW 72nd Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33126
Webpage Link
Cost: $50 per person

The Education Fund hosts its annual Idea Expo teacher-to-teacher conference.
Public school teachers in Miami-Dade will showcase best teaching strategies.
More than 80 workshops in all to be given by our leading public school teachers.
New York Times best-selling author Eleanor Brown will give the keynote address.

Educators will receive eight master plan points, free curriculum supplies, free classroom supplies for students and the opportunity to apply for funding that includes personal coaching to try some of the teaching strategies they like in their own classrooms.

M2Games Latam 12/3/14

M2Games Latam
Wednesday, 12/03/2014 – 12/04/2014 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse – Miami Light Project
404 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127,
Miami, Florida 33131
Webpage Link
Cost: 750 and up

M2Games Latam will focus on the development of games for mobile devices, with emphasis on the strategic business, marketing and distribution issues related to mobile games for Hispanic and Spanish speaking consumers. This platform will provide interaction with all valued chain members: independent developers, brands and content owners, advertising and user acquisition tools and platforms, mobile operators, mobile device manufacturers etc offering a space to create strategic alliances. Additionally, it will provide specific market insights into various Latin American and US Hispanic markets

2014 Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference 11/6/14

2014 Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference
Thursday, 11/06/2014 – 11/08/2014 09:00 am – 08:00 pm
imageEden Roc Miami Beach
4525 Collins Avenue,
Miami beach, Florida 33140
Webpage Link
Cost: $25-$650

The Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference is a multicultural networking event showcasing extraordinary people at the vanguard of groundbreaking work in the arts, entertainment, sports, lifestyle, media and technology. Confirmed are: Creative Director for Pharrell Williams’ company Mimi Valdes, tech expert Vic Hyder, CEO of USA Track & Field Max Siegel, author Frans Johansson, film director Gina Prince Bythewood and green living expert Danny Seo. There will also be culture classes, events and fitness classes for attendees.

GMBHA Fall Luncheon 10/21/14

GMBHA Fall Luncheon
Sunday, 10/21/2014 – 11:30 am – 02:00 pm
Screen-Shot-2014-10-10-at-12.22.59-PMHyatt Regency Miami
400 S.E. Second Ave,
Miami, Florida 33131
Webpage Link
Cost: GMBHA Hotel and Allied Members: 1 COMP Ticket GMBHA Allied Upgrade Members: 2 COMP Tickets Allied & Allied Upgrade Business Expo: $75 Additional Tickets: $65 Guest Ticket: $100

GMBHA Fall Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Will Seccombe, President & CEO, VISIT FLORIDA. Guest Speakers: Dr. Emilio T. Gonzalez, Director, Miami-Dade Aviation Department & Donald C. Robinson, President & COO, All Aboard Florida

RSVP – Email Irina Stepaneko, Membership Accounts & Programs Manager: [email protected]

Logistics and Transportation Forum 10/2/14

Logistics and Transportation Forum
Thursday, 10/02/2014 – 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Logistics_FNU_Medley_091514Town of Medley Town Hall
7777 NW 72nd Avenue,
Medley, Florida 33166
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Come to the Logistics and Transportation Forum hosted by the Dr. Jose Regueiro Scholarship Foundation, Florida National University, the Town of Medley, and the Town of Medley Chamber of Commerce.

Lesesne Media Group Entertainment presents Miami Urban Music and Film Festival 9/25/14-9/27/14

Lesesne Media Group Entertainment presents Miami Urban Music and Film Festival
MUMFF - General Info 1September 25-27
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
300 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

The Miami Urban Music & Film Festival is a catalyst for hipsters, trend-setters and entertainment industry advocates to discover and support local emerging and blossoming talent in music and film. MUMFF also aims to support an effort to position Miami as an entertainment hub thus the MUMFF will be held at Miami Dade College Wolfson campus which is strategically located in downtown Miami.

The MUMFF scheduled lineup features guest musical artists and a roster of short films from local and regional filmmakers and productions from Lesesne Media Group Entertainment, the host company. The Miami Urban Music & Film Festival also plans an awards reception recognizing individuals who impact and advocate the local and global entertainment community.

Urban is a lucrative genre in film and music that consistently turns a profit. In the United States, urban is characterized by edgy content set in urban landscapes featuring diverse talent aimed at diverse audiences. Globally, urban includes major cities and metropolis where urban music may include Pop, Hip Hop, Latin and Jazz. Urban films include comedies, crime, thrillers, Sci-Fi and horror.

The Lesesne Media Group is currently accepting music videos, short films and director and actor clips for MUMFF award consideration. Members of the community can get involved by calling 954-243-3518. The Miami Urban Music and Film Festival is sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, LMG FILMS, and Miami Dade College, Wolfson.

Realizing the economic benefits that an indigenous creative community can deliver, organizers of the upcoming Miami Urban Music & Film Festival (MUMFF) will place a strong emphasis on strategies needed to cultivate a stronger, more successful local entertainment economy. Scheduled for September 25-27, the MUMFF will bring together local business and economic leaders from various industries and organizations. The MUMFF will also invite diverse suppliers and vendors that provide resources to the entertainment industries.

“We will provide insight from business leaders, economists, elected officials who can do something about making South Florida more economically viable for creative producers who live and work in the area” said Tony C. Lesesne, co-producer of the event. He added that the MUMFF also aims to support an effort to position Miami as an entertainment hub thus the MUMFF will be held at Miami Dade College Wolfson campus which is strategically located in downtown Miami.

Urban is a lucrative genre in film and music that consistently turns a profit. Globally, urban includes major cities and metropolis where urban music may include Pop, Hip Hop, Latin and Jazz. Urban films include comedies, crime, thrillers, dramas, Sci-Fi and horror.

Social Good Summit #2030NOW 9/22/14-9/23/14

Social Good Summit #2030NOW
September 22nd and 23rd, 2014
socialgoodsummitMiami Innovation Center
‎1951 NW 7th Ave #300
Miami, FL 33136
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Join us at the with others all over the world to discuss some of the biggest challenges we are facing. Our Miami Meetup will focus on the Social Good Summit theme, #2030NOW, which asks how the use of new technology and new media is shaping creative solutions for solving the main challenges our community faces, thus shaping a better future.

Our goal for the Social Good Summit Miami is to bring together community thought leaders focused on social good, joining the voices and ideas of people around the world. We want to highlight all the good that is already being done here in Southern Florida, tackle challenging questions, exchange information and rally behind the global hashtag, #2030NOW and the local hashtag, #SGSMiami.

Amazing insight from local changemakers in 2013 brought to light issues that we face in Miami. We explored topics ranging from the danger of rising sea levels; how civic innovation leads to economic empowerment; how millennials are creating tools to shape future generations; to practical ways of using technology to bridge the gap between activism and problem-solving. These discussions are particularly important as decision makers map out the next set of overarching goals our community should set.

We cannot accomplish these task alone. We need you. Be a part of one of the biggest, most global and most powerful conversations the world has ever seen.

Pure BodyLove Wellness Conference 10/25/14

Pure BodyLove Wellness Conference
Saturday, 10/25/2014 – 10/26/2014 08:00 am – 06:00 pm
PURE-BODY-LOVE-RETREATFort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa
1200 N Ocean Blvd,
Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
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Cost: $497.00


Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pure-bodylove-retreat-tickets-11924796387
15 Wellness and Conscious Shifting Speakers ready to Inspire the changes you DESIRE in you LIFE.

All in the Comfort and Beautiful Surrounding of a Luxurious Oceanside Resor

You come to a retreat because you want to change your relationship with your body and health; then you realize that is just the doorway to the rest of your life. To issues of wanting more and never having enough, to the very things that keep you from joy, from a pure gorgeous sense of deserving to be fully alive.

Together we will explore themes such as:

Discovering that no situation or feeling is unworkable
Directly working with eating itself, learning to listen to your body and feed it what it truly wants
Turning off the inner critic and treating yourself with exquisite kindness
Discover gratitude for and confidence in your own life, and find peace within yourself and your world
Learning and directly experiencing what enough is
Building on all that is already good and already working in your life
How will I become inspired to make changes in my life?light

The retreat is an immersion experience in knowing what it is to be love the body you are in — and to feeling what it’s like to live as the promise of yourself. The you you’ve always sensed you could be. When you have the direct experience of being fully yourself, you want more of that. You want your life to be that, and you won’t settle for anything less.

You will have all the tools you need to build confidence, change your mindset, and heal your body holistically and energetically. You will discover the tools to CREATE what you want in your life instead of just CHANGING what you DON”T want.

Check out the website: http://purebodyloveretreats.com/

This retreat will show you how to break repeating patterns that have you caught in the downstream of life and create the HEALTHY HABITS you need that will last your ENTIRE life.

You will have all the tools you need to build confidence, change your mindset, and heal your body holistically and energetically. You will discover the tools to CREATE what you want in your life instead of just CHANGING what you DON”T want.
This retreat will show you how to break repeating patterns that have you caught in the downstream of life and create the HEALTHY HABITS you need that will last your ENTIRE life.
Do you want to create increase profitability and abundance in all areas of your life? Then YOU must commit to YOURSELF 100%!

6 speakers, 8 Breakout Workshop Sessions. During this 2-Day LIVE Experience, you will:

Discover how to tap into your intuition and improve your body image and self-esteem
Take a yoga, meditation or fitness classes
Enjoy relaxing and healing services- massages, acupuncture, sound and energy healings
Bust through self-limiting beliefs
Transform your money blocks into money bags
Learn the truth about diet and weight loss
Create your own healing protocol
Learn how to communicate better
Learn the keys to building better personal and business relationships
VIP Cocktail Reception and much more