Miami sparkles with its vibrant culture, stunning architecture, and beautiful beaches. With the warm sun on your skin and the crystal-clear waters of the ocean as your backdrop, Miami is an escape unlike any other. From sipping cocktails at a chic rooftop bar to strolling along the Art Deco Historic District, Miami is the perfect destination for any event.
3 DAYS IN MIAMI
GENERAL SESSION: LA HORA LOCA
The lights dim, drums start beating faster, the atmosphere changes… and bam! The parade begins. From extravagantly costumed greeters to feathered stilt walkers with acrobats and drummers alike, La Hora Loca is the ultimate welcome to Miami. Translated to “The Crazy Hour”, this show offers a surprise and delight moment filled with the ultimate moments. Guide your CEO on stage, parade through the audience or have a high impact show onstage, this experience is brimming with cultural delight.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: PITBULL
Music artist, celebrity speaker, television host/emcee and local Miami native, Pitbull promises to deliver an unforgettable show. Drawing on his experiences facing adversity as a child and in launching his career, his unrelenting passion for education, and brand as a multi-talented musician, entrepreneur, and global superstar, will inspire and enthrall audiences young and old.
THEME EVENT: NEIGHBORHOODS OF MIAMI
Enjoy the rich culture that Miami has to offer without leaving the hotel. Get inspired by the different pattern linens and tablescapes, tropical native florals, and furniture groupings that reflect each Miami neighborhood. Sip a mojito and salsa dance in Little Havana, experience local artists in Wynwood, relax by the beach and party the night away in South Beach.
Wynwood Art District- Built as a working-class residential neighborhood connected to the garment district, Wynwood has long been refuge to Cuban, Haitian, Colombian, Dominican and Puerto Rican artists, musicians, and cooks, who brought with them rich traditions and art, contributing to the mecca for expression it is today.
LITTLE HAVANA FOOD TOUR
Taste authentic Cuban cuisine while learning about Little Havana’s culture and traditions on a 2-hour stroll through this iconic neighborhood. Learn about the spiritual beliefs and community practices of Little Havana, including Santeria. Visit a cigar factory, explore Domino Park, and see The Cuba Ocho Art Museum. Iconic pastries, savory snacks, expertly crafted beverages, and desserts will leave you longing for another visit.
Pelican Harbor is a great "in-town" marina where you can cruise the intracoastal for great shopping or dining or head out to sea with great ocean access at either Haulover Inlet or Government Cut. Pelican Island, a nature preserves and bird sanctuary, is just 400 yards offshore. You can take your boat to the beautiful "Pelican Island," a 10-acre island with covered picnic shelters, barbecue grills, picnic tables and a sand volleyball court to understand more about our local eco-system while giving back and having a good time!
A LOCAL FAVORITE: KLAW + JOIA
KLAW – Located on the infamous Bayshore Drive, KLAW brings a divine culinary experience. Known for sourcing King Crab from Norway’s Barents Sea and USDA Black Angus Nebraskan Beef. Rustic meets luxury in this surf and turf styled waterfront restaurant.
Joia – The tropical themed Mediterranean restaurant on Watson Island, Joia Beach is a premier culinary, entertainment and relaxation destination perfect for groups that want to eat a delicious meal while enjoying a breathtaking view. VIPs can even enter on Jet Skis!
TEAM BUILDING: MUSIC KIT BUILDING FOR WOW CENTER
While off site at an activity, onsite in a ballroom or even during dinner, this CSR is sure to provide a big impact! Known for its lively culture and exquisite art, Miami has become one of the top destinations for art enthusiasts around the world. We will provide guests with art supplies to build kits of their own with inspirational messages to donate to The WOW Center Miami. The WOW Center is an adult day training facility that supports adults with developmental disabilities. The program is designed to teach useful skills, help explore their potential, and develop a sense of community.
Nestled in the heart of the city’s downtown area, in the eclectic neighborhood of Little Havana, CubaOcho Museum and Preforming Arts Center has an extraordinary collection of Cuban art and literary treasures. The owner of CubaOcho, Roberto Ramos, having left Cuba at age seventeen has a fascinating story of rescuing and preserving Cuban art. CubaOcho also features furniture once owned by Frank Sinatra, a library section featuring a wide variety of rare research materials about Cuban artists, a well-stocked rum and cigar bar and live music. This dynamic venue offers a quintessential look into life in Little Havana.
LOEWS MIAMI BEACH HOTEL
With an enviable oceanfront location in the heart of the Art Deco District, The LOEWS offers planners newly reimagined meetings and event spaces and luxury amenities. It’s truly #AWonderfulPlace!
JOE DIMAGGIO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation has been a cornerstone of the community since its establishment in 1994. The foundation's mission is to provide crucial philanthropic support to the hospital and ensure that every family, regardless of their financial circumstances, can access top-quality healthcare, enhancing the overall health and well-being of the community they serve. In the past year alone, through their emergency assistance fund, they extended a helping hand by contributing over $200,000 to cover essential expenses like water and electricity bills, rent, missed mortgage payments, and more, reaffirming their commitment to community health.
PARKLAND BUDDY SPORTS
Parkland Buddy Sports exemplifies unwavering inclusivity, offering free, volunteer-based sports programs for children and youth with special needs, guaranteeing access for all interested participants. Their unique mentoring system, featuring high school-aged volunteers as mentors, fosters enduring connections beyond sports. With 21 years of dedicated service guided by the "no limits" motto, they ensure that every individual, whether a player, volunteer, or coach, has the chance to unleash their full potential on the field or court.
YOUTH ENVIRONMENT ALLIANCE
Youth Environmental Alliance (YEA) has been committed to environmental education since 2005, with a mission centered on raising awareness and promoting action to preserve South Florida's unique ecosystems and wildlife. These hands-on experiences empower groups to have a meaningful and lasting positive impact on the environment and imprint crucial conservation knowledge into their minds, fostering awareness and driving lasting change.
JOSHUA'S HEART FOUNDATION
Joshua's Heart Foundation embodies the spirit of youthful leadership and grassroots activism, making a substantial difference in the fight against hunger. This dynamic youth-led foundation has a remarkable track record over its 18-year journey, distributing over 6 million pounds of food and providing more than 5 million meals to address food insecurity. Starting in their own neighborhood, it seeks to empower young individuals to create positive change in their communities and take a stand against global hunger.