FIU hosts "Hispanics and the Media: The Emerging Power Conference," featuring national experts discussing the role of Hispanic media and the coverage of Hispanic issues. Keynote speaker is Alina Falcon, Telemundo network executive vice president of news and alternative programming. Other speakers include Amy Mitchell, deputy director of the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism; and Dr. Felix Gutierrez, professor at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, among others. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. FIU's Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151 St., North Miami. Free for students. $50. Details: http://go.fiu.edu/hispanicconference.
The Rotary Club of Miami hears James Searle discussing "Autism Awareness." 12:15 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe at Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $25. Details: (305) 443-5787 or www.miamirotary.org.
BAGELS WITH BOSS
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts "Bagels with Boss," featuring Barry Johnson, chamber president and CEO. Program discusses chamber involvement and business development. 8 a.m. registration. 8:30-10 a.m. program. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 577-5467 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
CREW-Miami celebrates its 25th anniversary at its 10th annual "Cocktails, Community & Connections Event." Features cocktails, a silent auction and late dancing. Join Miami's real estate and business professionals for an evening of networking and celebration, while raising funds to support the Women's Fund of Miami-Dade and CREW-Miami's programs. 5:30 p.m. 396 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables. $55 members. $65 others with RSVP by Oct. 13. $75 after. RSVP required. Details: www.crewmiami.org/events.
UM's Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies and the Cuban Heritage Collection host panel "The Missile Crisis: Fifty Years Later." Featured speakers include the honorable judge Carlos Gutierrez; ambassador Oleg V. Stepanov, from the Russian Federation to the US; Michael Dobbs, from The Washington Post; and Svetlana Savranskaya, from the National Security Archive. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Casa Bacardi/Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, University of Miami, 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. $25 inclusive of breakfast. RSVP required. Details: (305) 284-2822 or www.miami.edu.
"Map-21: What does Transportation Reauthorization Mean to South Florida?" panel discusses the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21,) which will fund surface transportation programs for 2013-14. Panelists include US congressman from Florida's 7th district, John Mica and US congressman for Florida's 21st district, Mario Diaz-Balart. 8 a.m. registration and breakfast. 8:30-10 a.m. program. Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Brickell Downtown, 50 SW 12th St., Miami. $35 members. $40 others. $50 on site. Details: (305) 577-5491 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Florida Foreign Trade Association hosts the 14th alliance business expo "Trade Poland," featuring seminars, panel discussions and booth vendors. Adam Normark from the Embassy of the Republic of Poland's trade and investment section Washington, DC delivers "Poland Your Gateway to the European Community." 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Miami Free Zone, 2335 NW 107th Ave., Doral. Free admission with business card. Details: (305) 471-0737 or email@example.com or www.ffta.com.
The Florida Bankers Association hosts a panel event discussing "Cloud Computing for Financial Services Professionals." 5-7 p.m. FIBA Training Center, 80 SW Eighth St., suite #2170, Miami. Free. RSVP required. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.fiba.net.
The annual "Real Property and Condominium Law Conference" presents current topics of considerable interest to attorneys and related professionals involved in real estate transactions, development and finance. Also, the Institute on Condominium Law and Cluster Development updates condominium and planned development law generally and explore in detail particular topics of current interest. 8 a.m.-5:10 p.m. Oct. 24. 8 a.m-7 p.m. Oct. 25. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $260-$550. Details: (305) 284-6276 or www.law.miami.edu/cle/rpandcondo.
COCKTAILS TO CLOSINGS
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts "Cocktails to Closings: The Premiere Commercial Real Estate Event in Miami," a series of networking receptions throughout key real estate markets in Greater Miami. Showcased are commercial properties—allowing real estate and related-industry professionals the opportunity to network and make deals. 5:30 p.m. registration. 6-8 p.m. networking reception. Wells Fargo Center, 333 SE Second Ave., 34th floor, Miami. $25 members. $45 others. $60 on site. Details: (305) 577-5464 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents its monthly lunch networking program "Business Builders." 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-1:30 p.m. lunch/networking program. City Hall, The Restaurant, 2004 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $30 members. $40 others. Details: (305) 673-4440 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gogaymiami.com.
The Rotary Club of Miami hears the Orange Bowl Committee discussing "All Access Look at the Orange Bowl." 12:15 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe at Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $25. Details: (305) 443-5787 or www.miamirotary.org.