UM at eMerge 4/18+19 Showcases Innovation and Recognizes Women in Tech

eMerge Americas 2022

UM at eMerge 4/18+19 Showcases Innovation and Recognizes Women…

The eMerge Americas Conference is back after a two-year hiatus and is once again at the Miami Beach Convention Center featuring some of the tech industry’s most well-known personalities. eMerge is Miami’s premier tech event and the cornerstone of Miami Tech Week. This year’s University of Miami display will celebrate the University’s role as an incubator of innovation as well as recognize Women in Technology, including Dr. Yelena Yesha, IDSC Innovation Officer and Head of International Relations.

As part of the University of Miami’s participation in eMerge 4/18 + 19, the U is kicking off the Monday events by hosting a pre-eMerge panel discussion (supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation) called “Knight Conversation on Miami at the Intersection of Tech & Democracy”. (Read the NEWS@TheU story.)

Monday and Tuesday, April 18 + 19

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NOTE: Registration is free for UM Students, Faculty, and Staff. Promo Code: GLUMTE

The University of Miami is participating in the following eMerge events:


Monday Apr 18

Yelena Yesha eMerge Americas10:00 to 11:30 a.m.  |  Register to attend virtually or in person
Knight Conversation on Miami at the Intersection of Technology & Democracy | Room 202

This event convenes an esteemed panel of leaders in the academic, government, and technology sectors to explore Miami’s tech boom and its capacity to strengthen democracy locally and globally. Continental Breakfast will be served.

-HOST Julio Frenk, President of the University of Miami
-FEATURING Alberto Ibargüen, President and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
-MODERATED BY Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald Columnist and CNN Political Analyst
Rony Abovitz, Tech Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Sun and Thunder, Founder of Magic Leap
Jaret Davis, Technology Attorney and Co-Managing Shareholder of the Miami Office of Greenberg Traurig PA
June Teufel Dreyer, UM Professor of Political Science, Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies
Carlos Trujillo, Former US Ambassador to the Organization of American States
Yelena Yesha, Knight Foundation Endowed Chair of Data Science and AI at UM IDSC


Jeffrey Duerk, eMerge Americas12:15 to 01:15 p.m.
HUC Social Ideas Challenge Finale powered by The University of Miami | Launchpad Stage

The Hemispheric University Consortium (HUC) Social Ideas Challenge is a unique international contest seeking entrepreneurial ideas with social impact through university communities. This year, the contest is focused on socio-environmental challenges, within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Students from Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, and the U.S. will pitch their ideas to improve the quality of people’s lives and the environment that surrounds us. Today an idea, tomorrow a reality!

Jeffrey L. Duerk, PhD, Executive Vice President and Provost |  University of Miami


Julio Frenk eMerge Americas02:40 to 03:10 p.m.
The Future of Education is Being Shaped by Tech & Innovation | Main Stage

Technology is fundamentally changing the educational landscape. Digitizing education and interplaying with other edtech pools, technology is dramatically disrupting and evolving the industry. By anticipating new trends and becoming early adopters of innovative technologies, universities and colleges all over the world will adapt and become more relevant and resilient in the face of these changes. Today, you will hear from leaders in this space about how they are keeping up with innovation and how they envision the future of educaiton.

Julio Frenk, President of the University of Miami



Tuesday Apr 19Joe Echevarria eMerge Americas 2022

10:55 to 11:25 a.m.
Founders’ Factory Makes its Big Bet on Health in Miami  | Main Stage

Find out who the partners are that made this happen in Miami and why this is transformational for the 305! Hosted by The Honorable Daniella Levine Cava, Mayor of Miami-Dade County.

-Joe Echevarria, CEO, University of Miami UHealth