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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Sunday, August 6 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Earning the Personal Value of Accreditation

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APR is considered the mark of distinction for those who demonstrate commitment to the profession and its ethical practice. Currently there are more than 5,000 public relations professionals worlwide who have earned this voluntary credential. Find out how you can join them. Leading this session will be VP of Accreditation and Certification Laura Byrnes, APR, CPRC.

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Laura Byrnes, APR, CPRC

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I’m getting set to serve a second two-year term as FPRA representative on the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB) and as member of the mighty (!) Exam and Prep work group. I am keen to talk with you about anything and everything you care to share about the APR process, the examination... Read More →

Sunday August 6, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
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