Press release

MIA Collective Announces the Masters of Tomorrow Summit to Showcase Top Innovators from the Technology, Music and Design Industries.

MIAMI, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MIA Collective, a leading Miami-based producer of events for professionals in the technology and creative industries, announced today the launch of the Masters of Tomorrow (MOT) Summit.  The MOT Summit uniquely combines a design-focused conference and a music festival that will converge local and International entrepreneurs, investors and artists on November 30th, 2016, during Miami Art Week and Art Basel.

"Over the last four years, our events have undergone a significant evolution in terms of depth and quality, which has been consistent with the progress that Miami itself has experienced in the art, tech and entrepreneurial sectors," stated Demian Bellumio, co-founder of MIA Collective.  "Masters of Tomorrow is meant to serve as a celebration of both local and global entrepreneurs, makers and visionaries that are building tomorrow, today. MOT Summit will be an inspiring and entertaining event, showcasing Miami's multi-cultural personality across a variety of experiences," added Bellumio.

During MOT Summit 2016, attendees will be able to learn, network and get inspired by today's leading designers and innovators at the Masters of Design conference, and discover groundbreaking musical artists at Masters of Sound, a live music festival. 

Masters of Design is a one-day, by-invitation only conference exploring the latest trends and breakthroughs in design. Masters of Design was curated in partnership with the Industrial Arts and Method (IAM) Foundation, which promotes innovation in industrial design education by providing scholarships to gifted students and is led by industry veterans Franco Lodato and Walter Bender.

Confirmed conference speakers include:

Ariel Garten - Co-founder of InteraXon (makers of Muse), Toronto    
Christopher Sopher - Co-founder and CEO of WhereBy.Us, Miami    
Diego Saez-Gil – CEO of Bluesmart, San Francisco    
Dror Benshetrit – Founder of Studio Dror, New York     
Joanna Berzowska - Associate Professor of Design and Computation Arts Department at Concordia University, Montreal     
Lilia Luciano – Journalist and Documentary Producer, Sacramento    
Michael Burtov – Founder of GeoOrbital, Cambridge     
Michael Mansouri – Co-founder of Radiant Images, Los Angeles     
Natasha Tsakos – Conceptual Director and President of NTiD, Miami     
Ola Alhvarsson – Founder of Result, Stockholm     
Walter Bender – Founder of IAM Foundation, Miami    

Masters of Sound will immediately follow the Masters of Design conference and will bring together local and international artists that will deliver high-energy performances in Wynwood, Miami's emerging cultural and artistic center.

Masters of Tomorrow is committed to working closely with the Miami technology and creative communities. It counts with funding support provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as well as, with the strategic support from a wide array of community leaders, such as AGP Miami, CIC Miami, Endeavor Miami, The LAB Miami, The New Tropic, Refresh Miami, The Idea Center and VentureCafe. It has also partnered with award winning Miami-based design studio Nativo as itscreative partner for MOT Summit. 

To learn more about Masters of Tomorrow, please visit MOTSummit.com or follow it across social media atwww.facebook.com/motsummitwww.instagram.com/motsummit and www.twitter.com/motsummit.  

Juan Munoz

Creative Director based in Miami. Proud father of Matias. Black Belt.