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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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Kristen Knapp, APR, CPRC

Florida Health Care Association
Director of Communications

Kristen Knapp is Director of Communications for Florida Health Care Association, the state’s largest and leading advocacy organization for long-term care providers and the residents under their care. She manages the Association’s strategic communications, public relations, and social, traditional and digital media activity. She also oversees FHCA’s public affairs and coordinates grassroots advocacy initiatives in conjunction with the Association’s Government Affairs team.  A graduate of Florida State University, Knapp has more than 25 years’ experience working in the not-for-profit sector with an emphasis on human services and is a Certified Association Executive.  She is a past president of the Capital Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association and was named Member of the Year in 2002 and 2015. She has also served on the state executive board for FPRA, as well as the FPRA Counselors’ Network Board.