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eMerge Americas in action

By Kelly Montoya

eMerge Americas in action

By Kelly Montoya
Connect with the University of Miami during eMerge Americas, which takes place today and Tuesday at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

On Monday and Tuesday, eMerge Americas, the biggest tech conference of the year, returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center with another thought-provoking agenda you don’t want to miss. With so much happening, from talks about Miami’s transformation into a major tech hub, to a showcase of UM’s ground-breaking research and one-of-a-kind networking opportunities, below is a guide on all the ways you can connect with the University of Miami during your visit. 

Your UM guide to navigating eMerge Americas 2019:  

1. Visit the new interactive booth (#509)

Learn more about how UM is using big data to accurately forecast the weather and even create permanent affordable housing solutions for residents of Miami-Dade County. From new treatment strategies used to relieve a spectrum of diseases to model systems that mimic how human organs function, there’s a lot to learn about UM’s role in shaping the educational revolution. 

2. Watch UM speakers as they take the stage to talk about innovation and other topics. 

The Future of ‘Internet of Things’

Understand how IoT will create more data-driven digital experiences for companies, and how companies can prepare for the changes IoT brings to their business. Provost Duerk joins other expert speakers to discuss how IoT technology will continue to shape the business landscape over the next five years.

Time: Monday, April 29th from 10:15-10:45 am

Location: Main Stage

A Comprehensive Approach: Building Education Systems for Innovation in the Americas

The panel discussion, moderated by UM President Julio Frenk, will bring together a distinguished set of speakers from academia, government, venture capital firms, philanthropists, private sector institutions, and international and non-governmental organizations to discuss the issues surrounding the building of education systems to promote and advance innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.

Time: Monday, April 29th from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 pm

Location: eGov Stage

How the U is powering innovation in the startup ecosystem

Learn how the University of Miami is bringing together its resources, talent, and community to drive innovation across our ecosystem. 

Jon Vilma - ESPN Analyst, Former NFL player, Entrepreneur, & Angel Investor

Dan Ravicher- Director, Startup Practicum, University of Miami School of Law

Norma Kenyon - Vice Provost for Innovation, University of Miami

Moderated by Brian Breslin, Director, The Launch Pad @ UM

Time: Monday, April 29th from 1-1:30 pm

Location: LaunchPad Stage


Innovations at the U

Learn how UM alumni are leading the way in AI and health care innovation to

make the world better.

Olivia Ramos, Founder & CEO Deepblocks

Yenvy Truong, Co-founder & CEO, HealthSnap

Time: Monday, April 29th from 2:20-2:50 pm

Location: Textpert Stage

3. Support UM students and entrepreneurs during their pitches 

Watch finalists from UM’s Roadshow pitch at the Startup Showcase

The University of Miami and eMerge Americas partnered to feature entrepreneurial talent from across the hemisphere at the conference. These entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas at the Global Startup Showcase. 

Attend the Design Your Coral Gables: Smart City Solutions Competition

The University of Miami and the City of Coral Gables are hosting a competition aimed at helping the city be smarter, more sustainable, and more efficient. UM students are expected to present their ideas on Monday from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Miami Beach Convention Center. 

Hear CoE students pitch at the Inaugural Florida Intercollegiate Competition in Technological Innovation

UM College of Engineering students will join other student teams from Florida universities to pitch their innovation projects to an expert panel on Tuesday, April 30 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m on the second floor of the Miami Beach Convention Center (room 211). 

There’s still time for UM students, faculty, and staff to attend for free. Just register for a TECH pass using the code ‘TEGLUM’.