Miami, Sept. 12, 2016 – The Idea Center at Miami Dade College (MDC) is partnering with NBCUniversal and Telemundo presents the first ever Innovation M Conference, a three-day event from Sept. 28 – 30 featuring an extraordinary mix of inspiring entrepreneurs, educators and innovators.


Innovation M will explore a new America. This groundbreaking initiative will include experiential learning, inspiring talks and wrap up with a thrilling community challenge. Sessions will discuss leadership, media and social innovation in the millennial age, among other topics.


Guest speakers will include Peter Blacker, EVP digital media and emerging businesses at NBCUniversal; Durell Coleman, founder and CEO of DC Design; Dr. Constance Iloh, assistant professor at UC Irvine; Zivthan Dubrovsky, platform lead at Bioinspired Robotics; Reny Dias Arango, VP insights and consumer intel at NBCUniversal; Lisa Atia, creative brand strategist at Blavity; Nuria Santamaria Wolfe, digital media and tech strategy at Twitter; Vanessa Hauc, Telemundo correspondent; Francesca Kennedy, founder and CEO of lx Style; and Christine Souffrant, Vendedy founder.


“The generation that created Facebook, Uber,, and countless other disruptive platforms are poised to reshape politics and government in the United States and abroad, said Leandro Finol, the Idea Center’s executive director. “We are thrilled to partner with NBC Universal and Telemundo to host this extraordinary Conference.”



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WHAT:            Innovation M Conference


WHEN:            Wednesday – Friday, Sept. 28 – 30

Various times


WHERE:           MDC’s Wolfson Campus, Building 8, 5th floor

315 N.E. 2 Ave.


MDC Media-only contacts: Juan C. Mendieta, MDC director of communications, 305-237-7611,; Hessy Fernandez, director of media relations, 305-237-3949; Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, or Allison Horton, 305-237-3359,


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