Miamians may like to party but we know better than to make connections at nightclubs. When it comes to networking, locals like to keep it meaningful and intimate. From scouting your next career opportunity to finding new ways to get inspired, these eight citywide gatherings will help expand your horizons and widen your circle.
1. CreativeMornings Miami
Prepare to wake up early to meet creative locals who like their morning coffee served with fresh ideas. Founded in New York, CreativeMornings has become a worldwide community of creative individuals from various industries. Its Miami chapter follows the tradition of monthly breakfast lectures featuring international design legends and local heroes. Dates and locations vary. Free with RSVP.
2. Waffle Wednesdays
The Miami tech community starts the day strong with gourmet waffles, Cuban coffee and startup pitches. The event is hosted by Miami-based tech startup LiveNinja and brings together people looking to connect and share ideas in design, coding, marketing and social media strategy. In Miami’s buzzing startup scene, Waffle Wednesdays help people build ideas into companies. 120 NW 25th St, #301. Wed 9–10:30am.Free.
3. Thursday Gathering at Venture Café
Every Thursday, hundreds of Miami innovators gather at Venture Café to network, exchange ideas and learn from each other. This event is the latest in a global network with partner organizations in Boston, St. Louis and Rotterdam, Netherlands. 1951 NW Seventh Ave. Thu 4–9pm. Free.
4. Pulse: Late Night at the New World Symphony
At this seasonal social event hosted by Friends of New World Symphony, guests get the opportunity to meet talented musicians and world-renowned stars face to face. The event features a concert and a pre-show cocktail event, which is open to symphony members and all those who purchase a ticket in advance. New World Center, 500 17th St, Miami Beach. Dates and times vary. $40.
5. Nerd Nite Miami
Nerd Nite Miami is a monthly event combining learning and fun. It features several curated presentations by local “nerds” and engaging games to warm up the audience. Organizers describe it as the “Discovery Channel with beer.” Gramps Bar, 176 NW 24th St. Second Thursday of each month 6–9:30pm. Free.
6. Comic Cure
Comic Cure combines philanthropy and comedy. Themed events and festivals take place throughout Miami and benefit local nonprofit organizations. Dates, times and locations vary.
7. Fashion for Breakfast
Organized by Soho Beach House and hosted by Cecconi’s restaurant, Fashion for Breakfast is a monthly networking series. The industry’s leading designers, brands and fashion publications make presentations of their collections and talk about the latest trends on the market. 4385 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. Dates and times vary. $15. RSVP required.
This Miami collective of young artists brings painters, designers, architects, musicians, singers and DJs to the best nightlife venues. Curated events feature performances, art exhibitions and space-specific installations, and attract the trendiest Miami crowds. Dates, times and locations vary.
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