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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Elizabeth Ninomiyia

JetBlue Airways, Latin America & the Caribbean
Manager of Corporate Communications
Elizabeth Ninomiya is a manager of corporate communications for JetBlue, overseeing public relations, social media efforts and inaugural route celebrations in international markets, as well as Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and the US Hispanic market. Prior to joining JetBlue, Elizabeth was director of marketing communications for South African Airways in North America, where she managed public relations, corporate communications, corporate social responsibility, the airline’s relationship with African diplomatic representatives and tourism boards, and the South African Airways Vacations leisure package program. Her corporate communications career began 19 years ago with American Airlines, on their corporate communications team. She subsequently worked in public affairs with Nova Southeastern University, prior to joining Burger King Corporation’s Latin America & Caribbean division, where she led public relations efforts for company-owned and franchised restaurants in the region.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, August 8

10:15am PDT