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!

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Sunday, August 4

3:15pm EDT

Chapter Leadership Forum
Incoming chapter leaders are invited to this pre-conference forum to get leadership tips, ask questions and learn about resources available to help you lead your chapter to a successful year. Incoming chapter presidents and presidents-elect are strongly encouraged to attend. Other incoming chapter board members are welcome.

Sunday August 4, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
Meeting Room 9, 3rd Floor

3:45pm EDT

Outgoing Executive Committee Meeting
This meeting is for outgoing 2018-2019 FPRA state officers.

Sunday August 4, 2019 3:45pm - 4:15pm EDT
Meeting Room 11, 3rd Floor

4:30pm EDT

Incoming Executive Committee Meeting
This meeting is for incoming 2019-2020 FPRA state officers.

Sunday August 4, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Meeting Room 11, 3rd Floor
Monday, August 5

7:40am EDT

Past Presidents’ Council Meeting
All past state presidents in attendance at this year’s conference are invited to this meeting. The purpose is to discuss matters concerning life members, the Florida Public Relations Education Foundation and the institutional history of the Association. This meeting is chaired by FPRA’s Immediate Past President Ryan Gerds, APR, CPRC.

Monday August 5, 2019 7:40am - 8:25am EDT
Meeting Room 11, 3rd Floor

8:30am EDT

Welcome & Annual Meeting
Join us as our VP of Annual Conference Jessica Potts opens FPRA’s 81st Annual Conference – “We are FPRA: PRoactive, PRincipaled, PRofessional.”
Conducting the official business of the FPRA will be FPRA State President Gordon Paulus, APR, CPRC. During this year’s annual business meeting, the membership will vote on the presented slate of officers for the 2019-2020 year.

Monday August 5, 2019 8:30am - 8:45am EDT
Salons E-F (Grand Ballroom)

4:15pm EDT

State Board Meeting
This is the final board meeting for FPRA’s 2018-2019 Board of Directors.

Monday August 5, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm EDT
Grand Salons C-D
Wednesday, August 7

8:00am EDT

CN Annual Meeting
Join your CN colleagues for the Counselors’ Network annual business meeting. During this meeting, members will review and discuss new and old business and will elect officers for CN’s leadership for the 2019-2020 FPRA year. A full breakfast will be provided.

Wednesday August 7, 2019 8:00am - 9:15am EDT
Grand Salons G-H

10:35am EDT

Drawing for 2020 Annual Conference
We’ll close this year’s Annual Conference with our traditional drawing to see who will attend next year’s event free-of-charge. The 2019 FPRA Annual Conference will adjourn at 11 a.m.

Wednesday August 7, 2019 10:35am - 11:00am EDT
Salons E-F (Grand Ballroom)