Welcome to eMerge Americas

eMerge Americas is a global idea exchange focusing on how technology and innovation are disrupting industries. The conference serves as a platform connecting revolutionary startups, cutting-edge ideas, and global industry leaders & investors across North America, Europe, and Latin America. It’s five intensive, exhilarating days of interactive sessions, networking events in Miami’s most iconic venues, and compelling presentations designed to spark conversation & unleash creativity. It’s eMerge Americas, and it’s back this May. This is not your typical conference!

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Our 2015 Agenda

eMerge Americas 2015 Agenda

Keynote Speakers

Julian Castro
JULIÁN CASTRO U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary
Maria Contreras Sweet
MARIA CONTRERAS-SWEET Administrator of the U.S.
Small Business Administration
Deepak Chopra
DEEPAK CHOPRA Author, Founder - The Chopra Foundation
Armando Christian Perez
ARMANDO CHRISTIAN PEREZ (PITBULL) Musician, Business Entrepreneur
Jim McKelvey
JIM MCKELVEY Co-founder Square/LaunchCode
Daan Roosegaarde
DAAN ROOSEGAARDE Founder of Studio Roosegaarde
Martine Rothblatt
MARTINE ROTHBLATT Ph.D., MBA, J.D. Author & Founder
- Sirius Satellite Radio; Founder,
Chairman CEO - United Therapeutics
Fernando Valenzuela
Fernando Valenzuela CEO, President Latin America
- Cengage / National Geographic Learning
Osvaldo Di Campli
Osvaldo Di Campli President of Caribbean &
Latin America Regional Unit
- Alcatel-Lucent
José Maria Zas
José Maria Zas President & Regional Director General
- American Express
David Ramadge
David Ramadge Director, Entrepreneurship and Venture Outreach
– eBay
Mel Martinez
Mel Martinez President of the Southeast U.S. & Latin America
– JP Morgan Chase

Experience eMerge 2015

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  • GOVERNMENT INNOVATION SUMMIT

    Urban reality check. As cities undergo seismic population shifts and adopt cutting-edge technologies that help manage their day-to-day operations more efficiently, disruption is inevitable. What impact will this radical transformation have on the people, public policy, and life in cities as we know it? Join us to share urban insights from brilliant minds where technology and creativity intersect with government, academia, civic society, and global technologists. May 3rd, 4th & 5th.

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  • STARTUP SHOWCASE

    An impressive lineup of early and later stage startups is featured in this two-day showcase in front of hundreds of investors and industry innovators. In addition, two companies will walk away with up to $150,000 in cash and prizes. May 3rd, 4th & 5th.

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  • WIT - Women Innovation & Technology

    Women + Tech + Creativity = The Women, Innovation & Technology Summit. The WIT Summit provides a platform for these top executives, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders to share their insights and their passion for innovation. Monday, May 4th.

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  • INNOVATIVE FASHION

    Fashion, an ever-changing industry, is rapidly evolving with technology. Innovative production processes and new materials will prove to have long-term impacts in the way fashion is created & used. The international group of designers who are disrupting fashion through technology will be showcasing their work in the Innovation Fashion Show, a celebration of this new era of fashion and the designers leading the charge. Monday, May 4th.

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  • HACKATHON

    This mind-stimulating, adrenaline-fueled event attracts hundreds of coders from the U.S. and Latin America. They have 24 hours to tackle complex challenges presented by industry-leading API sponsors. The reward? More than $50,000 in cash and prizes—and the thrill of building something amazing from the ground up. May 1st & 2nd.

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  • STEM

    From Robotics to Green Design, the STEM Tech gives attendees the chance to experience the future of STEM education. Students from the elementary, high school, and college levels are invited to showcase their skills and talents in the STEM arenas. May 4th & 5th.

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  • eCITY

    Imagine a space recreated to resemble a real city center, where exhibitors can showcase the latest Smart City projects related to environment, mobility, renewable energies, and more. Wander through the streets of eCITY CENTER to discover the makings of a fully digitized urban community. Encounter Smart City lifestyle innovations such as the Eco Work Space. Or, hang out at the Tech Park as you charge your phone or iPad. May 4th & 5th.

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  • eP2

    It’s a powerful new frontier for innovation. Every major industry around the world is feeling the impact of today’s rapid advances. How are people putting pen to paper and generating new ideas, products or services? Through the Emerging Project Program (EP2), the eMerge Americas team searches the world for those individuals or organizations that are pushing the limits with transformational ideas. May 4th & 5th.

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  • NFTE

    The future is brighter thanks to organizations like the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurs—stimulating young minds, creating opportunities, and planting the seeds for possibility with every move. NFTE works closely with educators to inspire young people from low-income communities through entrepreneurship training and specialized programs. May 4th & 5th.

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  • HIRING FAIR

    eMerge Americas attracts some of the best tech talent in South Florida. During the conference, companies are invited to participate at the hiring fair. This is a great opportunity for employers to market themselves and establish their brand while finding the right talent to meet their employment needs. May 4th & 5th.

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