In 2015 Conference - Updates, 2018 President's Message

Spring is the air, which means FPRA is gearing up in preparation for annual conference this August at the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra! Speakers are secured, events are being finalized and sponsors are coming aboard in support of Annual Conference. Early next week you will receive your save the date for FPRA’s 80th Annual Conference. I couldn’t be more thrilled with the speakers and events surrounding this great event.

In honor of our 80th anniversary we will unveil an updated FPRA museum, debuted at our 75th Annual Conference, to celebrate our rich history. The museum will feature a story wall showcasing members’ FPRA stories. You can send in your story when registering for annual conference or you can send a video recording or pictures with captions to

The first 10 stories we receive will be entered into a drawing to win $100 FPRA bucks to use towards conference registration, membership or FPRA merchandise.

We will also collect stories at conference, as we will have an on-site studio sponsored by Digital Fury. In addition, we will have an evening networking event on Monday night called “The Night at the Museum” where attendees will be encouraged to pick garb from their favorite decade to wear to help us celebrate our 80th anniversary.

As you can see, a lot of hard work has gone into making this one of FPRA’s best annual conferences ever. We have so much to celebrate, not only from our distinguished past, but also our bright future. I look forward to seeing you in Ponte Vedra at the beautiful Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa!


All the best,


Ryan Gerds, APR, CPRC
Florida Public Relations Association

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