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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Scott Stanzel

Director of Corporate Communications
Stanzel leads the worldwide marketplace communications team, which is responsible for all aspects of public relations for Amazon’s growing third-party seller business. Stanzel has led media and public relations related to Amazon’s fulfillment centers, transportation, customer service, Prime Now and Prime Air. He has also led community relations and internal communications for Amazon Operations and previously guided consumer public relations for North America. A native of Iowa, Stanzel began his career in politics and served as the National Press Secretary for the Bush-Cheney ’04 campaign and as Deputy White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush. He and his wife, Priscilla, have three daughters and live in Seattle, Washington.