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Let’s Build the City of the Future!

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PrintFrom Thursday, February 19 through Sunday, February 22, the brightest minds in South Florida will gather at Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, a Durée & Company client, for a weekend celebration of event programming focused on Innovation & Engineering.

MiaSci DancefloorKicking off on Thursday 2/19, Frost Museum of Science will host Science Up Close, a casual science conversation with light refreshments featuring guest speaker Dr. Rodolphe el-Khoury, Dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture. Dean el-Khoury will discuss “Inhabiting the Internet of Things,” a vision for the future where embedded technologies are in everyday objects and appliances, connecting us to one another and things in ways we are only beginning to imagine.

On Friday 2/20, Frost Science Young Patrons hosts City of the Future PechaKucha Night 20×20 presentation, a speaker format in which 20 images are shown, each for 20 seconds. Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy complimentary libations courtesy of Tito’s Vodka, Mandarine Napoléon, ZIOBAFFA, Lucky Buddha and Lemon City Tea, in a fun and thought-provoking atmosphere while making their very own pottery through a special Maker’s activity.

Rev Innovation weekend abstractDuring Innovation & Engineering Weekend, families can enjoy interactive presentations and demonstrations including urban gardening, building challenges and more.

What we’re most excited about at Durée & Company, an award-winning public relations, marketing, and special events firm, is that Frost Science is giving all of us (and you too!) the opportunity to have our voices heard about what we want and need in South Florida in the future.

Best Buy Teen Tech Center at Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science 2Festival participants will have the unique opportunity to share their thoughts and visions on how to improve Miami’s urban landscape and build the city of the future with leaders from Gehl Studio, a global urban design firm. Gehl Studio will be collecting input on how the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science building (opening in downtown Miami in 2016) can best support innovation and technological advances in the South Florida community.

For more information, visit www.miamisci.org/iefrost.

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