Miami is emerging as a prominent global tech hub, and 2024 promises to be an exciting year for tech enthusiasts with a line-up of cutting-edge conferences. From artificial intelligence to data science and everything in between, Miami is set to host a variety of tech events that will shape the future of the industry. Whether you’re looking to mingle, launch a new product, gain brand awareness or get up to speed with the latest tech developments, here’s the low-down on 11 must-attend tech conferences in the Magic City.
Miami Tech Week and Miami Tech Month
Miami Tech Week marks a major celebration of all things tech. There are events spanning across several days, offering a comprehensive overview of the latest tech trends and innovations. These events fall within Miami Tech Month, which is presented by eMerge America, and includes a diverse range of events and conferences throughout the city. This is an excellent opportunity for networking, collaboration, and gaining insights into the future of technology.
Date: April 17-24, 2024
Location: Various venues across Miami
Ticket Cost: Varies by event
Miami Tech Week and Miami Tech Month bring together tech leaders, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts. Attendees can expect activities including keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops, and networking events. Keep an eye out for announcements on notable speakers who will share their expertise and vision for the future of technology.
Miami Tech Summit
The Miami Tech Summit is a flagship event that gathers many of the industry hotshots to explore the latest advancements and trends in the tech world. To give you an idea of the calibre of attendees, this year’s major sponsors at Amazon and Google. The event is by invitation only, but don’t fret if you were left out, you can apply to ‘be invited’ and purchase a ticket here.
Date: April 17, 2024
Location: Perez Art Museum
Ticket Cost: $500 – $1,000
The summit covers a broad spectrum of topics, including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, blockchain, and more. Attendees will have the chance to participate in interactive sessions, engage with innovative technologies in the exhibition area, and network with like-minded professionals. The event consistently attracts tier one renowned speakers (last year included Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Keith Rabois from Founders Fund and other top names) who share their insights into the evolving landscape of global tech.
Dubbed as the must attend event for IT Enterprise execs, ITEXPO is a premier technology event for professionals wanting to explore developments in communication technologies and cyber solutions.
Date: Feb 13-15, 2024
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Ticket Cost: $149 (basic entry) – $1,599 (includes the TechSupershow)
This conference explores a wide range of topics, including the Future of Work, Generative AI and the Future of CX. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights into the future of communication technologies through keynote speeches, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops. Notable speakers from leading tech companies will not only share their expertise, but demo emerging products that solve some of the industry’s biggest challenges.
You can’t visit Miami Tech Week and not attend eMerge Americas. Probably the biggest name on the tech conference circuit in the region, it focuses on driving innovation and investment in the Americas and brings together entrepreneurs in Miami, investors, and tech enthusiasts from across the region. The event attracts America’s biggest names in sports, business and entertainment – with previous speakers including Serena Williams, Tom Brady, Kara Swisher and Steve Wozniak. Stay tuned and check here for the 2024 speaker line-up.
Date: April 18-19, 2024
Location: Miami Beach Convention Center
Ticket Cost: $299 – $1,199
The conference covers a wide range of topics, including fintech, health tech, and smart cities. This year amongst the top attractions is a large healthcare innovation hub and AI village. Attendees can expect keynote presentations from industry leaders, engaging panel discussions, and opportunities to connect with potential collaborators and investors. Keep an eye out for the startup showcase, where emerging companies will present their groundbreaking technologies.
BITE-CON is a conference dedicated to black innovation and entertainment technology, with a primary emphasis on curating educational events and fostering awareness within the Black and Brown community about topics such as web3, NFTs, the Metaverse, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and eSport.
Date: April 25-26 2024
Location: 315 Northeast 2nd Avenue Building Ticket Cost: Starting at $199
The Music and Tech Conference
Combining the vibrant worlds of music and technology, The Music and Tech Conference explores the intersection of these two dynamic industries. This is an event where the attendees are an eclectic mix of songwriters, lawyers, agents and journalists.
Date: June 11-12, 2024
Location: James L. Knight Center
Ticket Cost: $99-$120
This conference provides a unique platform for musicians, tech innovators, and industry professionals to come together. Attendees can expect discussions on the impact of technology on the music industry, the rise of music streaming platforms, and the future of music creation and distribution. Renowned musicians and tech pioneers will share their perspectives, making this conference a must-attend for those passionate about the convergence of music and technology.
Shift Developer Conference by Infobip
The Shift Developer Conference by Infobip is a gathering of a young and diverse crowd of developers, engineers, and tech enthusiasts focusing on the latest trends and tools in software development. According to the organisers the event is where you can ‘explore the magic that happens when APIs and DevEx intersect’.
Date: April 23, 2024
Location: Perez Art Museum
Ticket Cost: $299 (student tickets start at $59).
The conference is centered around software architecture, cloud computing, and DevOps. Attendees will have the chance to enhance their skills through hands-on workshops, learn from experienced developers, and connect with like-minded professionals.
DigiMarCon Florida is a premier digital marketing conference that brings together marketers, advertisers and media professionals to explore the latest trends in digital marketing. Whether you’re an aspiring influencer or leading social media strategy for a multinational brand, there are plenty of useful takeaways from DigitMarCon.
Date: June 20-21, 2025
Location: JW Marriot Hotel
Ticket Cost: $600-$997
DigiMarCon Florida is worth mentioning as it’s a popular event that covers topics such as content marketing, social media strategies, and emerging digital marketing technologies. Attendees can expect insightful keynote presentations, interactive workshops, and ample networking opportunities with leading figures in the digital marketing space.
Data Science Salon (DSS) Miami
Data Science Salon (DSS) Miami is a small and specialized conference for data scientists, machine learning engineers, and professionals interested in the latest advancements in data science.
Date: February 20-22, 2025
Location: JW Marriott Miami
Ticket Cost: $495
The conference delves into topics such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics. Despite there being only 250 in-person attendees, there are a surprisingly large number of stellar speakers from organizations such as Meta, Stanford University, Visa, Citi and others.
Sponsored by none other than Google and combining flip flops with suits, TechBeach Retreat is a unique conference that merges business, technology, and the beach lifestyle. It provides a relaxed yet focused environment for networking and learning – the perfect mix of cool and corporate. Make sure you book your tickets early – this popular event is always sold out.
Date: October 10-12, 2024
Location: AKA Hotel, Brickell
Ticket Cost: $150-$1500
Hot topics at the conference include entrepreneurship, digital transformation, and the impact of technology on various industries. Attendees can expect a mix of keynote presentations, panel discussions, and beachside networking events. Notable speakers from the tech and business world including execs from Google, Meta, TikTok and AWS, share their insights, making TechBeach Retreat an engaging and informative experience.
IoT Evolution Conference & Expo
If you’re a professional involved in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, then the IoT Evolution Conference & Expo is for you. The event itself is massive with over 7000 attendees and 300 exhibitors, and explores the latest trends, technologies, and applications in the rapidly evolving world of IoT.
Date: Feb 13-15, 2024
Location: Broward Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale
Ticket Cost: $150-$2500
The conference covers a wide range of IoT-related topics, including smart cities, industrial IoT, and connected healthcare. Attendees can expect keynote presentations from industry leaders, predominantly from North America’s leading cellular companies, interactive panel discussions, and a bustling expo floor showcasing the latest IoT solutions.
With a tagline of ‘Make the Future’, WebCongress Miami is one of the most exciting digital marketing and technology conferences. With over 13,000 attendees, it’s also one of the largest events in the area too. If you want to rub shoulders with top executives from companies such as Tiktok, Netflix, Snap and other giants, this is the place to be.
Date: June 1-2, 2024
Location: University of Miami (Coral Gables) Ticket Cost: $0-$500
The buzzwords here include everything from AI and data science to VR, social media and the future of advertising. There are innovation days – with live talks, expert sessions and business insights – and also inspiration days focused more on dining and networking. It’s a great event for anyone navigating the digital world of marketing – as everyone from Hubspot to Lego attends and this year there are notable virtual sessions and sponsors too.
In conclusion, Miami is set to be a hotspot for tech enthusiasts in 2024, offering a diverse range of conferences covering everything from artificial intelligence and blockchain to digital marketing and the Internet of Things. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or an aspiring entrepreneur, these conferences provide a unique opportunity to stay ahead of the curve, network with industry leaders, and gain insights that will shape the future of technology.
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