Life in Greater Miami is captured in stories from the 2.6 million people who call this place home. My Miami Story adds your voice to the countywide conversation about who we are, where we’re going and what we can do to get there.


On October 17, 2017, we’re inviting Miamians across the county to host or join My Miami Story conversations. We’ll need some basic information to get you started as a conversation host or guest.

My Miami Story Conversations

What you’re signing up for

Hosts: To host a conversation on Oct. 17th with 6 to 10 people over breakfast, lunch, dinner, during a cafecito break or anytime in between. You can download a Host Toolkit with everything you need, including a conversation guide and easy ideas for taking action after your event.

Download Host Materials

Guests: To join a conversation on Oct. 17th and to receive a survey afterward. If you’re looking for a conversation to attend, we’ll connect you with a host. If you have additional questions, email us at

More about My Miami Story

You and every other Miamian has a story … how you got here, why you stay, what you want for the future. When we have a chance to talk about our experiences in this town and hear others, we connect and learn about what matters to all of us. Here’s what we learned from My Miami Story conversations last year.


Since Hurricane Irma, we’ve seen neighbors come together, host community cookouts and volunteer their time to get Miami back on track. My Miami Story is an opportunity to share our stories and talk about our experiences, what we’ve learned and how we can strengthen and build a more resilient Greater Miami.


The Miami Foundation’s 50th anniversary year is about getting Miamians to take ownership issues they care about, whether it’s making sure our kids get a good education, finding a safe, affordable place to live, or landing a job that’s close to home. These conversations are about creating a space for you to link up with friends, old and new, who feel the same way (and maybe some who don’t). They’re about discovering how each of us can join the thousands of people making Miami-Dade County a better place to live for everyone.


Greater Miami is one of 10 cities across the U.S. selected to replicate the On the Table civic engagement initiative this year with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

My Miami Story Conversation