FPRA’s 81st Annual Conference "We Are FPRA: PRoactive. PRincipled. PRofessionals." is a four-day conference of unparalleled professional development and networking for public relations professionals.

Attendees will hear from world-class speakers hailing from top global corporations, powerhouse industries and national public relations and marketing firms to hone their craft and to ensure they stay relevant for today’s communications challenges.

This year’s conference will be held at the Tampa Marriott Water Street property in downtown Tampa from August 4-7, 2019. Check out the property’s amenities here!

Make the most of your time in Tampa! See what events are going on around the area during conference here!

Register for FPRA’s  81st Annual Conference here!
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Tuesday, August 6 • 11:30am - 12:40pm
Lunch Session: I Didn’t Know You Could Do That and Make a Career Out of the Army!

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Walk through time with Retired Col. Mitchell Marovitz and his 30-year career in communications for the United States Army. Learn about the increasing responsibility and changing technology of one man’s public relations journey in the military. Led by: Mitchell Marovitz, Ph.D., APR, chair of the Public Relations program at the Graduate School of the University of Maryland University College 

Audience Takeaways:
  • Army Public Affairs offers fascinating opportunities to do important things for the nation while working with some of the most talented professionals in the world and using the latest technologies available.
  • Army Public Affairs Officers serve in every aspect of the communication field, are expert practitioners and are essential advisers to the commanders they serve. 
  • Army Public Affairs Officers can serve fulfilling careers in the Army or prepare themselves for fulfilling careers after their Army service.

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Dr. Mitchell E. Marovitz, APR

Chair of the Public Relations Program, Graduate School of the University of Maryland University College
Dr. Mitchell E. Marovitz is chair of the public relations program at the Graduate School of the University of Maryland University College. He is the immediate-past chair of the Universal Accreditation Board. He retired from the Army in 2002 as a colonel after serving 30 years in a... Read More →

Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:30am - 12:40pm EDT
Salons E-F (Grand Ballroom)