Meeting/Event Information

2019 Sunshine District Conference

July 25, 2019 4:00 PM to July 27, 2019 7:00 PM

PRSA 2019 Sunshine District Conference
July 25-27, 2019
Hosted by the Tampa Bay Chapter

Ahoy! Set sail this summer for Tampa Bay and discover your hidden treasure at the PRSA 2019 Sunshine District Conference. Join hundreds of public relations and communications professionals as well as industry leaders from across the state and throughout the country.

This premier event features professional development programming presented by nationally recognized experts in media relations, social media, crisis communications, measurement, corporate communications, campaigns and more. Unlock untold riches through unique networking opportunities. Experience the best in the business during the 2019 PRSA Sunshine Radiance Awards. Explore downtown Tampa like a native with fun adventures and activities.

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SUNSHINE DISTRICT MEMBERS: When registering, select "Continue as Guest" to access special District Member rates.  (Tampa Bay Chapter members continue to login as Members.)

Our 2019 Opening Keynote Speaker

PRSA Tampa Bay is pleased to announce PR influencer, digital correspondent and overall PR Rockstar, Sarah Evans (@PRSarahEvans), as the opening keynote speaker at the 2019 PRSA Sunshine District Conference. Sarah will provide insights into the future of our profession and the state of PR in 2019.

Sarah Evans, PR influencer and digital correspondent

Sarah Evans, the founder of Sevans Strategy, is a digital strategist and global brand correspondent, who works with companies worldwide to create and improve their social and digital strategies, advising on branding, marketing, advertising, and public relations. Additionally, Sarah is a digital correspondent for several companies including Paypal, Cox Communications, MGM International, Wal Mart, Shorty Awards and more... Sarah got her start by helping small to midsize businesses build their digital PR efforts. Previously, Sarah worked with a Chicago area crisis center to raise more than $161,000 in three weeks exclusively via social media, and is honored to be a member of the Guinness Book World Record holding #beatcancer team.

Mark your calendars for July 25-27, and set sail for Tampa Bay—where your treasure awaits!

Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

Participating as a PRSA Sunshine District Conference sponsor will connect you to a network of more than 1,000 public relations and communications professionals throughout Florida and directly with 150+ attendees.

Sponsors are featured prominantly at the conference, social media, website and more! The conference will also be promoted nationwide to PRSA members.  Please review our sponsor package to find the right level for your company. 

Contact Josh Carrasco at [email protected] for more information and availability.

2019 SunCon Sponsorship Package

Hilton Tampa Downtown

Hilton Tampa Downtown
211 N. Tampa St., Tampa, FL  33602

Experience deluxe accommodations at the contemporary Hilton Tampa Downtown set in the heart of downtown, moments from the new Riverwalk, restaurants, museums and cultural attractions, and a short trolley ride to historic Ybor City. Discover extensive meeting space, stylish guest rooms, and an inviting rooftop sundeck with an inviting swimming pool.

PRSA SunCon Group Rate: $129/night

Hilton Tampa Downtown Reservations



$375.00 PRSA MEMBER | Full Conference
$475.00 after 11:59 pm July 19
$299.00 Earlybird rate before May 15

$475.00 after 11:59 pm July 19
$299.00 Earlybird rate before May 15

$150.00 PRSSA STUDENT MEMBER | Full Conference

$450.00 NON-MEMBER | Full Conference
$525.00 after 11:59 pm July 19
$399.00 Earlybird rate before May 15