Day 1

Sunday November 7th

3:00pm Check-In

Sagamore Hotel South Beach

The iconic and legendary Sagamore Hotel South Beach on Miami Beach offers deluxe accommodations, an array of amenities, and a unique glimpse into the art culture that embodies the very essence of the property. This 101-room hotel, with an ample number of suites, boasts some of the largest standard rooms throughout South Beach. Each room offers the comforts of home while drawing decorative inspiration from the Art Deco style that embodies the region. Resort Fee includes high-speed internet, 2 beach chairs, & 2 complimentary bottles of water delivered to your room daily.

4:00 - 6:00pm

Perez Art Museum Miami

OPTIONAL. Tour the PAMM, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron, recent recipient a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Rating for its innovative and sustainable design, use of local and recycled materials, and location with access to public transportation. The three-story building sits upon an elevated platform and below a canopy, both of which extend far beyond the museum's walls, creating a shaded veranda and plazas.

Learning Exchange Coordinator:

Jennifer Jena Saul, CREW Miami

7:00 - 10:00pm

Welcome Dinner

The Boston Miami Learning Exchange Planning Committee graciously welcomes CREW Boston, CREW Miami, and NESEA to Miami. Attendees will network while dining with various Guests of Honor and CREW Miami members.

Guests of Honor Include:

Commissioner Ken Russell, City of Miami

Jane Gilbert, Miami-Dade County Chief Heat Officer

Marta Marello, Miami-Dade County Resilience Energy Analyst

Neal Schaffers, Miami DDA

Will Beckham IV, NEA Insurance

Robin Jones, Plaza Construction

Reverend Nathanial Robinson, Greater Saint Paul AME Church

Learning Exchange Coordinator:

Leslie Saul, CREW Boston/Miami

Day 2

Monday November 8th

7:00 - 8:00am

Breakfast by The Sagamore

Continental Breakfast catered by The Sagamore.

9:00 - 11:00am

Platform 3750 Hard Hat Tour and Sunset Pointe Site Visit

Currently under constriction, Platform 3750, a mixed-use development designed by Kobi Karp Architect & Interior Design in West Coconut Grove, a historically Black neighborhood with low income levels, is strategically located next to the Douglas Road Metrorail Station to create a transit oriented community. Doug Philips, Project Manager at The Cornerstone Group, will give us a personalized “hard hat” tour of the site as well as a tour of newly completed Sunset Pointe II, another affordable housing development.

Learning Exchange Coordinator:

Jennifer Jena Saul, CREW Miami

11:30 - 12:30pm

Brickell City Centre Tour

Situated in the epicenter of South Florida’s international trade and finance corridor, Brickell City Centre is a landmark mixed-use development in downtown Miami from Hong Kong based Swire Properties Inc. The project's first phase includes a premium shopping complex anchored by department store Saks Fifth Avenue, two residential towers REACH and RISE, the first EAST hotel in the United States, and two mid-rise office towers called Two Brickell City Centre and Three Brickell City Centre, as well as carefully planned public spaces. Phase one of the project opened in 2016. David Martin, Vice President of Retail and Regina Lacayo, Senior Manager of PR & Community Relations, both of Swire Properties will give us a personalized tour and present on BCC’s sustainable design and urban living appeal.

Learning Exchange Coordinator:

Janis Cheezum, Partner, Akerman LLP, CREW Miami

Jennifer Jena Saul, CREW Miami

12:30 - 1:30pm

Lunch in Coconut Grove

2:00 - 3:00pm

16 Corner Tour & Presentation

Avra Jain, developer and founder of Vagabond Group will give us a personalized tour of 16 Corner, her successful Public-Private Affordable Housing Partnership with the Omni CRA and Mt. Zion CDC.

Learning Exchange Coordinator:

Jennifer Jena Saul, CREW Miami

3:30 - 5:30pm

Free Time in the

Design District!

Explore, Shop, Relax

5:30 - 7:30pm

The Global Collaborative Exchange

Sponsored by CREW Miami, CREW Boston, and Global Furniture, The Global Collaborative Exchange, is a showcase of LEED certified, resilient, and/or sustainable projects from Boston, Miami, and around the world presented by architecture and engineering firms from Boston and Miami. Join us at the Global Furniture Showroom in the Design District.

We will enjoy light bites and refreshments while networking with city officals, developers, architects, engineers, and architecture students. After each firm presents, we will conclude with a Q&A discussion.

Featured Boston Speakers:

Nicholas Iselin, General Manager Boston Development, Lendlease

Vesna Maneva, RLA, Senior Landscape Architect, Halvorson

Featured Miami Speakers:

Stephen Burgos, Senior Associate & Design Director, Gensler

Ted Givens, Design Partner, 10 Design

Natalia Valdes, Architect Project Manager, Stantec

Learning Exchange Coordinators:

Heidi Roberts, Territory Manager A+D Development, Global Furniture

Jennifer Jena Saul, CREW Miami

Day 3

Tuesday November 9th

7:00 - 8:00am

Breakfast by The Sagamore

Continental Breakfast catered by The Sagamore.

9:30 - 10:30am

Historic Virginia Key Beach Tour & Presentation

Miami’s Once “Colored Only Beach”, Historic Virginia Beach Key Park was founded in 1945. Led by Ecology and History Education Outreach Coordinator Charlie Weyman, we will learn the racial history of Historic Virginia Key Beach Park as well as its environmental efforts. The Historic Virginia Key Beach Park Trust is committed to the preservation and ongoing maintenance of the barrier island’s natural eco-systems. The unique plant and endangered animal varieties that converge at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park give testament to some of the oldest surviving flora and fauna species in South Florida.

Learning Exchange Coordinator:

Jennifer Jena Saul, CREW Miami

11:00am - 12:30pm

Resilient305 Strategy Presentation

Traveling to Downtown Miami, we will visit the Stephen P. Clark Government Center for a presentation of the Resilient305 Strategy. The Resilient305 Strategy leverages the characteristics that are intrinsic to its communities to create economic, environmental and community resilience that will withstand external shocks, such as natural disasters, public health crises and severe economic downturns. Next, Miami Herald climate change journalist, Alex Harris will moderate a lively discussion between the Chief Resilience Officers of the City of Miami, Miami-Dade County, and the City of Miami Beach.

Amy Knowles, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Miami Beach

Alissa Farina Resilience Program Manager, City of Miami

Jim Murley, Chief Resilience Officer, Miami-Dade County

Nichole Hefty, Deputy Resilience Officer

Learning Exchange Coordinator:

Donna Denio, CREW Boston

12:30 - 1:30pm


2:00 - 3:00pm

The Underline Walking Tour

Meg Daly, Founder of Friends of The Underline will guide us through how The Underline is transforming the land below Miami’s Metrorail into a 10‑mile linear park, urban trail, and public art destination. Flourishing native grasses, trees and flowers that attract butterflies, bees and birds, this landscape is also designed to mitigate stormwater flooding.

At the end of the tour of Phase 1 of the Underline, we will have lunch at the picnic benches provided by The Underline.

Learning Exchange Coordinator:

Jennifer Jena Saul, CREW Miami

3:30 - 5:00pm

Miami Beach Art Deco Resilient Presentation & Walking Tour

Daniel Ciraldo, Executive Director of the Miami Design Preservation League, will present on the findings of the last Historic Properties Resiliency Workshop and what MDPL is doing to combat sea-level rise. Next, Mark Gordon, MDPL Tour Director, will lead us on a walking tour of South Beach's iconic Art Deco hotels.

Learning Exchange Coordinator:

Jennifer Jena Saul, CREW Miami

5:00 - 7:00pm

Free Time on

Miami Beach!

Explore, Shop, Relax

7:00 - 10:00pm

Dine Around

Join CREW Miami members for a Miami Beach Dine Around!

Learning Exchange Coordinators:

Jennifer Jena Saul, CREW Miami - Reservations and Table Hosts

* Please see "Dine Around" Tab for restaurant selections, menus, and sign-ups.

Day 4

Wednesday November 10th

10:00am - 4:00pm

Free Time

Explore, Shop, Relax

or join us at the Sagamore Cabana

5:30 - 9:00pm

CREW Miami Casino Night Signature Event



8788 NW 27 Street

Miami, FL 33172

Additional Details:

Valet Parking sponsored by Miller Construction will be available on site.

Drinks and appetizers will be provided.

Cash or credit purchases will be available on-site.

Additional Donations for Gold Cards worth 5,000 each in Play Chips will be available on-site. $50

Questions about sponsorship? Email Jacqueline Cruz-Bustillo for additional information.

Transportation back to the hotel will be provided.