FIU hosts its annual Americas Venture Capital Conference featuring companies presenting their ventures to investors, venture capitalists, and private equity firms. This year's conference focuses on "Data, Design, and Dollars" featuring panels and speakers to discuss cloud computing, the influence of design in the user experience and today's winning investment strategies from experts and entrepreneurs. 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Dec. 13. 8 a.m.-6:40 p.m. Dec. 14. JW Marriot Hotel, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami. $795 per person. Details: www.avcc.fiu.edu.
UM's Center for Hemispheric Policy hosts panel "Journalist Roundtable on Latin America," featuring panelists from regional media and organizations. Journalists discuss their views on political scenarios in countries of the region; the impact of the global economy on regional economies; and regional security challenges and their impact on development. 8-8:15 a.m. registration. 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. program. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Hall of Ambassadors, Coral Gables. $60. Details: (305) 284-3707 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miami.edu/chp.
The Rotary Club of Miami hosts speaker Mark Merenda of Smart Marketing. 12:15 p.m. Hard Rock Café at Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $25. Details: (305) 443-5787 or www.miamirotary.org.
The British American Business Council Miami hosts a holiday luncheon networking event with a silent auction and raffle. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. InterContinental Hotel, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. $75 members. $85 others. Details: www.babcmiami.com.
"Reducing your Investment Risk while Keeping Liquidity" presented by Hanlon Investment Management discusses asset allocation options. 7 p.m. Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores. Free. RSVP required. Details: (305) 751-8855 or email@example.com.
The Rotary Club of Miami hosts a holiday program networking event open to members and prospect members. 12:15 p.m. Hard Rock Café at Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $25. Details: (305) 443-5787 or www.miamirotary.org.