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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Saturday, August 5 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
LeadershipFPRA Graduation for 2016-2017 Class

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The culmination of the inaugural LeadershipFPRA class will be held during a semi-formal, invitation-only graduation reception complete with champagne at the Ritz. Graduates will celebrate their year of professional education, diverse experiences in sessions throughout Florida and growth they have made as public relations leaders both individually and as a class. The early evening event includes the awarding of certificates and will highlight each member's favorite, most impressive moments throughout the year.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, The Florida High Tech Corridor. Thank you to our Official Resource for Leadership Development of LeadershipFPRA, The Maue Center.

Saturday August 5, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Sevilla 1 & 2 JW Marriott