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 • 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Student Field Trip: Jimmy Fallon Experience at Universal

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You are invited to Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon! Space is limited for this year’s FPRA student field trip, which will give attendees a behind-the-scenes look into what it takes to launch a new ride at Universal Orlando Resort. Registration is open only to FPRA student members until July 1, so consider registering now if you’re not already a member. The field trip is free, and you won’t want to miss it!

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon! opened at Universal Studios earlier this year. During the FPRA student field trip, the Universal PR team will discuss the ride’s concept, filming and launch. The experience will culminate with a bang as attendees will experience the ride for themselves.

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12:30 p.m.

Badging starts at The Ritz-Carlton

1:15 p.m.
FPRA Welcome & Student Group Photo

1:30 p.m.
Bus departs for Universal Orlando Resort promptly at 1:30 p.m.

2 p.m.
Students meet with Universal Orlando Resort's PR team

4 p.m.
Bus departs Universal Orlando Resort for The Ritz-Carlton

Parking at the hotel is complimentary for all field trip attendees.
Student parking is sponsored in part by the Lake County Chapter and the Nature Coast Chapter.

Sunday August 6, 2017 1:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Universal Studios

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