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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Wednesday, August 9 • 8:00am - 9:15am
CN Annual Business Meeting & Breakfast

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Join your CN colleagues for the Counselors’ Network Annual Business Meeting. During this meeting, members will review and discuss new and old business and will elect officers for CN’s leadership for the 2017-2018 FPRA year. A full breakfast will be provided.

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Chris Gent, APR, CPRC

Director of Corporate Communications, Kissimmee Utility Authority
Chris Gent is director of corporate communications for Kissimmee Utility Authority. An FPRA member since 1994, he is a former FPRA state president, Orlando Area Chapter president and Counselors’ Network chair. Chris received FPRA's Doris Fleischman Award in 2001 and Member of the... Read More →

Wednesday August 9, 2017 8:00am - 9:15am PDT
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