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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Monday, August 7 • 11:45am - 1:30pm
Presidents' Luncheon

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Join us for a special luncheon in true FPRA style as we honor outstanding individuals and chapters, award the Dr. Robert Davis, APR, CPRC, Student Scholarship and bestow the coveted Chapter President of the Year and Chapter of the Year awards. 

In this special luncheon, we will also recognize the graduating Inaugural Class of LeadershipFPRA and introduce the incoming LeadershipFPRA Class. The Joe Curley Rising Leader Class will also receive recognition during this event.

Sponsored in part by the Southwest Florida Chapter

This luncheon features the traditional Dillin Dessert.
Sponsored in part by the Dick Pope/Polk County Chapter

Tickets for guests are $62. Buy your tickets here.

Monday August 7, 2017 11:45am - 1:30pm PDT
Tuscany Ballroom (E-H)