MOT Summit Final Set of Speakers and Musical Acts

Masters of Tomorrow Unveils Final Set of Speakers and Musical Acts, The MOT Scholarship and The Launch of the Miami College of Design

MIAMI, Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MIA Collective, a leading Miami-based producer of events for professionals in the technology and creative industries, released today the final set of speakers and musical acts for the inaugural Masters of Tomorrow Summit, taking place on Nov. 29th and 30th 2016.

Masters of Design will bring to Miami some of the best “design thinkers” from around the world. The conference line-up was curated in partnership with the Industrial Arts and Method (IAM) Foundation and the final set of speakers and agenda is available on the official website.  

Masters of Sound is a concert experience at a state-of-the-art stage behind The LAB Miami that will immediately follow the conference.  Masters of Sound will be free and open the public thanks to the support of Aunken Labs and Nativo, with music curated by III Points, Miami’s leading Music, Art, and Technology Festival.  Artists performing include critically acclaimed Helado Negro and DJ Jacques Renault.  Additionally, at the concert, Goldman Global Arts and #fordistas will unveil the latest mural by ELLE, a female graffiti and street artist based in Brooklyn and LA, celebrating the role of women in science and technology.

Two new VIP events have been added to event. The Master Tour of Downtown Miami, hosted by the Downtown Development Authority, will take VIP guests through a tour of the district’s most important institutions; followed by Master Class @ BUILDING.co, which will feature live digital painting by artist Hugh MacLeod.  The art works created by Hugh during Master Class, together with art donated by artists Camilo Pardo, Claudio Roncoli, Greg Gayle, Jaime Dussan, and Juan Muñoz will be sold to raise funds for the MOT Scholarship. (Masters of Tomorrow has partnered with Wyncode in order to award one or more of its students with a scholarship to their award-winning coding program.)

“The MOT Scholarship brings full circle the pay-it-forward vision of Masters of Tomorrow; we not only have the opportunity to inspire tomorrow’s leaders through our amazing speakers, but we can actually make a difference in someone’s life today via the scholarship” stated Demian Bellumio, Co-founder of MIA Collective. “And what could be more magical than turning a piece of art produced by a visual arts master into an opportunity for an aspiring entrepreneur to learn the art of coding and become a future master of technology?” added Bellumio.

Lastly, Masters of Tomorrow will serve as the platform to launch one of the most ambitious educational projects to date within Wynwood’s thriving artistic neighborhood. The City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, along with IAM Foundation Co-Founders Franco Lodato and Walter Bender will start the MOT summit with the announcement of opening of Miami College of Design in 2017. This state-of-the-art educational facility, which broke ground last month, will be Florida’s first fully accredited college focused solely on industrial design; the college will have a profound impact on Miami’s entrepreneurial, creative and technology industries. The Associate and Bachelor of Science curricula will focus on a studio/professional-mentorship model and nature-inspired design methodologies. Selected students will be able to attend on generous scholarships (up to 90% of tuition) provided by the IAM Foundation via donors and corporations.

Masters of Tomorrow is made possible through the funding support provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as well as, key sponsorship partners IAM Foundation, #fordistas, Building.co and Miami DDA.  To learn more, please visit MOTSummit.com or follow the summit across social media at www.facebook.com/motsummit, www.instagram.com/motsummit and www.twitter/motsummit.

Juan Munoz

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