In the span of only 20 years, Miami grew from a town of 300 to a city of more than 100,000 people. This miraculous expansion earned it the nickname 'Magic City' which still applies to this day, except today Miami enchants the visitors with its other captivating qualities.
Endless sandy beaches, exciting nightlife, and a vibrant cultural scene make it one of the most attractive cities to visit and live in. Join us for the Shift conference, and use the opportunity to explore this amazing city.
What is Miami known for
Why is Miami different?
Miami has approximately 35 miles of sandy beaches that invite millions of visitors to soak up the sun. Beaches are also popular after dark, with many of them featuring nightclubs that are among the most famous in the country.
Miami is one of the most diverse cities in the USA, and home to a very large Cuban-American population, as well as many other Latin American and Caribbean communities. This diversity reflects itself in the rich cuisine and culture of Miami that offers something for everyone.
Only 20 miles west of downtown Miami is the Everglades National Park, a vast subtropical wilderness that covers nearly 1.5 million acres of southern Florida. It's a protected habitat for endangered species such as the Florida panther, the American crocodile, and the West Indian manatee, and a must-see sight for all visitors.
Miami boasts a rich art scene and many museums, galleries, and art fairs. Miami is also known for its outdoor public art, as well as for providing a space for artists from Latin America and the Caribbean, which makes this exciting city even more attractive for all art lovers.
Come for the Conference, Stay for the City
Here are just some of the sights you shouldn't miss while in Miami
... a famous Miami area for beaches and nightlife
SoBe is an iconic Miami destination, well known as a backdrop for famous movies such as Scarface and Bad Boys 2. It provides visitors with a unique mix of beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife, and Art Deco architecture, making it the must-see attraction of Miami.
... a Cuban culture and heritage neighborhood
This neighborhood is home to a large Cuban-American community and offers a glimpse into Cuban culture, with cigar shops, restaurants, and lively streets filled with music and dancing. It's a home to several landmarks such as Bay of Pigs Memorial, which honors the veterans of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, and the Viernes Culturales, a monthly cultural festival that takes place on the last Friday of the month.
... a trendy street art and dining area
This neighborhood is known for its street art, murals, and graffiti, and is a testament to Miami's creativity and artistic spirit. It's home to Wynwood Wall, one of the world's most famous street art installations, as well as more than 70 art galleries, museums, and cultural institutions attracting visitors from all over the world.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
... a historic mansion and garden attraction
This historical estate located in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami was built in the early 20th century and is now a National Historic Landmark and a popular tourist destination. The Vizcaya villa features 34 rooms filled with art and antiques from Europe and America, while the surrounding grounds and gardens amaze with their beauty.
Join us at the Perez Art Museum, Miami's premier contemporary art destination. The museum's stunning waterfront location, impressive architectural design, and breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay create a backdrop that perfectly embodies the intersection of culture and innovation. This irresistible mix makes the PAMM an ideal venue for the unforgettable Shift experience.
Shift is a developer conference, originally established in Croatia where it has been held for over a decade and grew to the biggest event of its kind in the region. 2023 Shift began expanding internationally for the first time, with the inaugural event Shift Miami held in May. In 2024, Shift conferences will take place on two continents again; the flagship event in Croatia will be held on the 16th and 17th of September, and the Miami event on the 23rd of April in Miami. Both events will once again gather global developers, software engineers, product owners, startup founders, and IT experts and enthusiasts.
When and where will Shift 2024 be held?
Shift USA will be held in Miami on the 23rd of April, in the Perez Art Museum Miami.
Shift Croatia is returning to Zadar on the 16th and 17th of September 2024, and will once again be held in Višnjik.
How can I connect with other attendees at the conference?
All Shift attendees will be able to download and use the event app which is easy to use and will feature an option of contacting all attendees and speakers.
Will there be a place to send an email or have a business call on Shift?
Yes, there will be different business areas with desks and chairs where attendees will have time to do some work or have an in-person or online meeting.
Will it is possible to set up meetings/chat with attendees?
Yes, all attendees that have downloaded the app will be able to contact other attendees, set up a meeting, or simply have a chat.
Are the refreshments free of charge?
Yes, refreshments will be provided by our vendors and will be free of charge for all attendees. Refreshments include both meat and vegan dishes, and different types of beverages.
Who can attend the afterparties, and how?
All attendees can attend the official Shift Miami afterparty. More details will be provided soon via email, social media, and event app.
Can I bring my kid?
Shift is a kids friendly event, but no child care service will be provided. Kids can attend, but with parents' supervision.