FPRA’s 79th Annual Conference "It’s Personal: Research. Relate. Respond." is a four day conference of unparalleled professional development and networking for public relations professionals. 

Attendees will hear from major industry and thought leaders who will provide the inspiration, motivation and affirmation needed to help rocket your PR efforts to new heights.

This year’s conference will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando from August 6th to 9th.

This year’s blogging team consists of Colleen Thayer, APR, CPRC, Susan Vernon-Devlin, Amelia Bell, APR, CPRC, Amanda Handley, APR, Katarina Dos Santos, Laura Kern, APR. Mollt Kellogg-Schmauch, Robyn LaPorta, Rachel Denton, Kim Livengood, Erin Morton, APR, CPRC, Sarah Coulson, Erin Knothe, Sarah Hansen, Brandi Gomez, Stella Harbilas, APR, Alyssa Holcomb and Maria Isabel Sanquirico. Follow their work here.

Conference attire is professional business. Please note that the average temperature in the hotel is 72 degrees. To ensure comfort, attendees may want to have a sweater or jacket available.

For the President’s Welcome Reception, casual attire is recommended. As this year’s theme is Harry Potter, attendees are encouraged to wear house-themed clothing.

The Golden Image Awards Banquet is formal wear, black-tie optional. 
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Margarita Alfaro

NuJak Companies, Inc.
Dick Pope/Polk County Chapter
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Brianna Barnebee

RB Oppenheim Associates
Capital Chapter
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Sarah Coulson

CPAmerica International
Gainesville Chapter
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Megan DeBello

Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority
Volusia/Flagler Chapter
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Lauren Debick

Ocala Health
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Cindi Green, RN, APR

Florida Eye Institute
Treasure Coast Chapter
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Sarah Hansen

Strategic Ink Public Relations
Space Coast Chapter
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Brittany Jackson

Greater Tampa REALTORS
Tampa Bay Chapter
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Jacqueline Kooser

TransLife at Florida Hospital
Orlando Area Chapter
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Sharon Kunkel

Wordslinger Marketing & PR
Central West Coast Chapter
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Lisa Murray, APR, CPRC

Interop Technologies
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
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Nanci Schwartz

The CommConnection, Inc.
Lake County Chapter
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Andrea Siracusa

Dreams Come True of Jacksonville, Inc.
Jacksonville Chapter
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Julie Stuckey

The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Standestin
NW Florida Coast Chapter
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Lindsay Tozer

Citrus County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller
Nature Coast Chapter
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Sarah Whitfield

Santa Rosa County BOCC
Public Information Officer