Miami Dade College’s North Campus to Host D3 Art + Design Conference & Expo

Miami, March 18, 2019 — Get ready to be immersed once again into the world of art, design and technology at the fifth annual D3 Art + Design Conference & Expo, April 2 – 4, presented by Miami Dade College’s (MDC) School of Entertainment Design & Technology (SEDT), in collaboration with the School of Science STEM ISLE grant.  All events are free and open to the public.

This year, the D3 Art + Design conference events are interdisciplinary and will focus on educational advancement, professional growth, and experiential learning. D3 brings together a diverse community of independent thinkers who work on projects rooted in the emergent creative industries. The event will feature keynote speakers from DreamWorks Animation, Perception NYC and Limbitless Solutions. They will offer interactive presentations, lectures, and professional workshops in narrative storytelling, special effects, and 3D printing.

“Our D3 Expo presents an incredible opportunity for our students and the broader community.  Our primary aim with the conference is to connect creative thinkers with digital artists toward advancing the emerging innovative fields in art and design”, said Dr. Malou C. Harrison, President of North and InterAmerican Campuses.

The 2019 D3 conference schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, April 2 at 6 p.m., Bldg. 2, Room 2147 & Bldg. 5, Breezeway

MDC Student Showcase & DreamWorks Animation Lecture

D3 kicks off the student showcase event with a lecture by Juan Pablo Sans, writer and director for DreamWorks Animation. Visitors will enjoy a light networking reception as guests mix and mingle while viewing artwork and projects created by MDC graphic design, visual arts, and fashion, architecture and technology students.

Wednesday, April 3, at 9 a.m., Bldg. 3, Conference Room

D3 Celebrates Technology and the Super Human Experience

This session will feature keynote Speaker, Albert Manero from Limbitless Solutions, a non-profit organization that designs bionic arms which are tailor-made to the personality or interests of their owners.  Here a preview of the work Limbitless Solutions has done with the help of actor Robert Downey Jr.

Thursday, April 4, at 9 a.m., Bldg. 3, Conference Room

Discover Your Craft

The day begins with a presentation from representatives of Perception NYC, a cutting-edge design lab pioneering the visionary process of Science Fiction Thinking.  They are best known for their recent work on the Academy Award-winning film, Black Panther.  Conference goers can also visit exhibitor booths and sign up to have their portfolios reviewed by College professors and industry professionals.  They can make an appointment with one of the ProMentors for free advice and sharpen their skills at one of D3’s ProWorkshop series, which are taught by industry experts who believe D3’s commitment to digital literacy and high impact design experiences lead to lifelong learners.

MDC’s School of Entertainment Design & Technology offers training in a variety of exciting careers in creative industries such as computer animation, film production, graphic design, music business, TV production, web design and more! Learn more at

To RSVP and for more information about the conference, please visit For general information, please call 305-237-1696.

WHAT:             D3 Art + Design Conference and Expo

WHEN:             Tuesday – Thursday, April 2 – 4

WHERE:           MDC’s North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave.