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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Kayla Stanley, APR

Kissimmee Utility Authority
Communications Specialist
As Communications Specialist for Kissimmee Utility Authority, Kayla is responsible for supporting the strategic planning of the utility as well as the directing and managing of KUA’s corporate communications activities including, marketing and advertising, employee communications, special events and corporate philanthropy. She also serves as the backup spokesperson for the utility.

Kayla was hired by the utility in August 2011 after earning her bachelor’s degree in Advertising-Public Relations from the University of Central Florida. She is an accredited public relations profession and a Florida certified crowd manager.

Kayla is also a graduate of Leadership Osceola, an award-winning leadership development program in Osceola County.