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2019 Conference At-A-Glance Schedule

Schedule & Speaker Lineup

The 2019 FPRA Annual Conference came to a close on Wednesday, August 7. If you weren’t able to join us this year, checkout our wrap up video and please make plans to attend the 2020 conference scheduled Aug. 2 -5 at The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grande Lakes.
More information to follow in the coming months.


Full Conference Registration – Member Rate: $850, includes seven meals.
Full Conference Registration – Non-Member Rate: $1,030, includes seven meals.

Student Members

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Full Conference Registration – Student Member Rate $570.00, includes seven meals.
One Day (Tuesday) Registration – Student Member Rate $185, includes lunch.

Early Bird Rates End on July 22
ate increases by $80 for full conference registration for members.
Rate increases by $180 for full conference registration for non-members.

Conference Add-ons

Early Bird Rate for the Sunset Cruise is May 10
This Event is Not Included with Full Conference Registration
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On Monday, August 5 from 6 to 9 p.m., FPRA conference attendees and their guests are invited to board the Yacht StarShip for a private sunset cruise. Your sunset cruise experience will be a great way to unwind after a jam-packed day of professional development. Guests will board the Yacht StarShip outside the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, the host property for FPRA’s 81st Annual Conference. A fabulous buffet dinner is included as well as great music for dancing. Proceeds benefit the Florida Public Relations Education Foundation.

FPRA Members & Guests
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Whether you’re an aspiring golf pro or you’re picking up a club for the first time, Topgolf is everyone’s game. It’s competitive.  It’s fun. Join FPRA’s first-ever Topgolf event at this year’s 81’st Annual Conference. Families are welcome. This event includes three hours of play and a tasty Backyard BBQ buffet and a FPRA goodie bag. Cash bar available. Learn more.

Leadership Coaching Sessions
These Private Coaching Sessions Are Not Included with Full Conference Registration
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The FPRA 81st Annual Conference will provide a unique opportunity for a limited number of attendees to receive an individualized coaching session with an experienced, skilled leadership Coach. These confidential “catalytic” conversations will support you as you launch or fuel a transformational process, develop strategies to address a goal or a challenge, and identify and apply your strengths. This unique opportunity is being provided at a significantly reduced cost — an added benefit and opportunity for conference attendees! Learn more.

Book your room today at our host property for the 2019 Annual Conference.
Learn more about the Tampa Marriott Water Street here.

Room Rate: $129, plus tax, per night

Upgrade Your Room:
Water View Room: $25 extra per night
Water View Balcony: $40 extra per night
King Suite: $150 extra per night

Deadline to book is July 22, 2019


  • Valet parking for overnight FPRA guests reduced to $19 per overnight vehicle from $28.
  • Valet parking for FPRA visitors is $15, reduced from $20.

Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa Amenities:

  • Enhanced high-speed internet access
  • Self-parking
  • Two bottles of water in-room daily
  • Spa and Cabana Beach Club fitness classes
  • Miniature golf
  • Private access to the Cabana Bay Beach Club
  • One-year Golf Digest subscription
  • Two cocktail vouchers per room

About the FPRA Annual Conference

Our conference brings together PR professionals from across the state to hear from world-class speakers hailing from top global corporations, powerhouse industries and national public relations and marketing firms. From golfing to fire pit gatherings, decadent chocolate breaks and more, conference attendees are also able to connect and unwind with their professional peers representing industries such as government, healthcare, technology, tourism, public utilities, law enforcement, finance, education, nonprofit and agencies. In addition, our conference provides several exciting platforms for PR professionals to be recognized for their good works and accomplishments. Whether that comes in the form of receiving a Golden Image Award or being recognized for earning the APR and/or CPRC credentials.

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