iPic Throws Creative Networking Event in Miami

What does it take to have an event, happening, or a moment go viral? Join urban creative professionals, hackers, hipsters, digital gurus. IT and digital executives, entrepreneurs and deep thinkers at "The Viral Phenomenon" to learn more.

Only at UDINE, the the iPic Ultimate Digital Industry Networking Event is Monday, March 7, at 6 p.m. at the iPic North Miami Beach.

The interactive and intimate session features Fabio Zaffagnini, an expert in social innovation, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing campaigns and product design. Zaffagnini is the creator of the, a crowd-funded event where 1,000 musicians played a Foo Fighters song. The video from the event quickly went viral on the web, collecting more than 30 million views to date.

This in-person event promises inspiration, innovation and engaging networking with other creative professionals from the Miami Beach area. The North Miami Beach kicks off a week of similar events around the country, including stops in Houston and Los Angeles.

Tickets to the event are $30 each and include event admission, two cocktails and passed appetizers.

A meet and greet reception begins at 6 p.m., with introductions at 6:45 p.m. Zaffagnini leads a panel discussion from 7 p.m., followed by an interactive question and answer session. A closing reception follows.

Zaffagnini was driving in 2014 when he heard a Foo Fighters song on the radio. Realizing that the band would never come to his small Italian town, of Cesena, outside of Florence. Zaffagnini was inspired and began organizing a group of volunteers to assist in the considerable logistical details. A crowdfunding campaign raised almost $50,000 to assist with expenses. Musicians were asked to submit audition videos.

Last July, the day arrived and the 1,000 singers, guitarists, bassists and drummers performed the band's "Learn to Fly" in unison.

Within days, the video of the event exploded, with more than 10 million views, buoyed by a tweet from the Foo Fighters themselves. Less than a month later, Zaffagnino and a few other organizers flew to Walla Walla, Washington, where they met with the Foo Fighters' David Grohl. Media coverage of the event has sparked continued interest in the feat. And Grohl has promised to visit Cesena.

Event sponsors include M&Ms, CenturyLink Business, JM Lexus, the Miami New Times, LA Weekly, Local Houston magazine, the Florida Panthers, the Gab Group and Syn Media.

iPic Theaters are transforming the movie experience. Theaters feature reclinable comfortable seating options, in-cinema food and beverage service, validated parking, digital projection and state-of-the-art technology.

Crowdfunding your event

If your event budget doesn't seem to quite be enough to pull off the type of event you visualize in your mind, there is a relatively new source of funds for event planning. Crowdfunding uses the internet to appeal to like-minded individuals who each provide small amounts of money to help get projects funded.

These individuals use websites like to search for projects that interest them, and help them contribute to the bigger picture. For event planning, this can lead to some exciting options for funding, especially when dealing with events related to the arts or that benefit non-profit organizations. Crowdfunding in general and Kickstarter in particular are changing the way a lot of projects are getting funded.

Since their start just 4 years ago Kickstarter has had over 4 million people pledge over $618 million that has funded an amazing 41,000 creative projects. Anyone can get a project funded via Kickstarter as long as their guidelines are followed..

At the Wynwood District's Soho Studios, we have 65,000 square feet of space that can be used for concerts, an art gallery, and fundraisers. Our space can be used in variety of ways to showcase talent that may otherwise be missed by the mainstream media. If you are an event planner seeking a venue in Miami or Southern Florida, contact us as Soho Studios. We have a history of putting on events that range from the intimate to those that are global in nature. We can even help you in the development of your creative event, and help provide you with the information you may need to get Kickstarter funding.

Our team of experienced, creative people can be a tremendous asset when planning an event that involves the arts. Tap into that creativity. When searching for event space Miami, remember the importance the venue makes in the success of your event. Consider the versatile, creative atmosphere of Soho Studios.