TROPICAL GREEN CONFERENCE
"Tropical Green: Green Building in Tropical Zones" conference explores ways to build sustainable houses, structures, and communities in South Florida by using "green" techniques. Through Feb. 10. RSVP required. Details: Aileen Ochoa, (305) 979-0627 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Florida International Bankers Association hosts an anti-money-laundering and compliance conference. Through Feb. 10. InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. $795 members. $895 non-members. Details: (305) 579-0086 or email@example.com.
The American Red Cross of Greater Miami and the Keys presents the Humanitarian of the Year Award dinner to honor outstanding individuals for their contributions to the Greater Miami community. Business attire. 6:30 p.m. at JW Marriott, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami. $300 includes cocktail reception and dinner. Sponsorships $500-$25,000. Details: (305) 728-2520 or www.miamiredcross.org/miami-red-cross-events.shtml.
University of Miami's Center for Hemispheric Policy hosts a discussion on "U.S. Policy For a Changing Latin America". Panelists include Donna Hrinak, former US ambassador to Brazil, Bolivia, Dominican Republic and Venezuela; Luis Lauredo, former US permanent representative to the Organization of American States; and Manuel Rocha, former US ambassador to Bolivia. 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. at Hyatt Regency, Mezzanine level, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $30; Free admission with identification for academics and students. Details: (305) 284-3708 or www.miami.edu/chp.
Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking breakfast featuring guest speaker, Florida Marlins President David Samson. 7:30 a.m. at Country Club Ballroom, Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. RSVP by Feb. 14. $10-$25. Details: (305) 446-1657.
<6s>SAND IN MY SHOES
<6p>Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts the Sand In My Shoes award dinner in honor of Jorge M. PÈrez, founder of the Related Group of Florida. RSVP required. Details: (305) 577- 5442.
Miami Beach Bar Association will host a seminar on probate and guardianship law. Noon at CafÈ Avanti, 732 Arthur Godfrey Rd., Miami Beach. $20. Complimentary to members of judiciary. Details: (305) 670-6750.
Chamber South General Membership Breakfast. 7:30 a.m. at Miami Dadeland Marriott, 9090 Dadeland Blvd., Dadeland. $15-$30. RSVP required. Details: (305) 661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com.
Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts a women's business networking luncheon. Guest speaker, Cynthia Eisaman, director of development at Partnership for the Homeless, will discuss "Making Miracles Happen Every Day." RSVP required. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
Commercial Real Estate Women/Crew Miami hosts a networking luncheon featuring guest speakers Gary Donn, director of transportation support from Florida Department of Transportation, and Jose Mesa, director of Miami-Dade's Urbanized Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. Topics include traffic congestions. 11:30 a.m. at Hotel Sofitel, 5800 Blue Lagoon Dr., Miami. $10-$45. RSVP required. Details: (305) 789-6608 or www.crewmiami.org.