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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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Hardy Smith

Hardy Smith Consulting
Consultant & Speaker
Grand Salon A
Hardy Smith’s results-oriented approach as a consultant and speaker is based on a career of more than 30 years in the high-performance world of NASCAR racing. That experience included strategic planning for development and growth of some of the country’s largest sports and entertainment facilities and spectator events. He also has a decade of senior leadership experience in local government. His in-depth understanding of the needs of associations and nonprofits comes from extensive professional and personal involvement nationwide with nonprofits, volunteer-based organizations and community groups. He has certifications in nonprofit management, volunteer administration and personality assessment. He is a contributing blogger for BoardSource and a faculty member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Institute of Organizational Management. He is a member of the National Speakers Association, Association of Fundraising Professionals, BoardSource, Florida Society of Association Executives, ASAE and Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. His book about the frustrations often associated with nonprofit boards will be published in 2019.