PRSA SunCon: Early Bird Deadline Extended to May 15

There’s still time to register at a discounted rate for the PRSA 2019 Sunshine District Conference being held in Tampa, July 25-27, 2019.  The Early Bird deadline has been extended to May 15.

With nationally known speakers, an array of breakout sessions and great networking opportunities, the PRSA 2019 Sunshine District Conference offers the best professional development opportunities for public relations and communications professionals across Florida.

"This conference provides professional communicators with programming from local and national experts along with terrific networking opportunities at an affordable price," said Betty Carlin, APR, conference co-chair. "For Tampa Bay PRSA members, it’s also a great opportunity to come to this conference while it's in our own back yard."

Visit for a speaker’s list and registration information for the July 25-27 conference in Tampa.

The conference in the Hilton Tampa Downtown will feature four keynote speakers:

  • Sara Evans, digital strategist and global brand correspondent
  • Debra Peterson, national PRSA chair
  • Kanika Tomalin, deputy mayor and city administrator, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Morra Aarons Mele, author of Hiding in the Bathroom: How to Get Out There When You’d Rather Stay Home

And there’s a robust offering of 18 different breakout sessions allowing participants to pick and choose as they wish, or to follow along specific tracks such as: marketing communications; digital communications; leadership and management; big data and measurement; reputation and crisis management; and tools and techniques.

Conference co-chair Jenna Stock adds “This year’s theme “Knowledge Is Treasure” aims to equip attendees with an opportunity to personalize programming to meet their professional development needs while offering unique opportunities to explore the hidden treasures of Downtown Tampa.”

A Thursday night reception hosted by PRSA Sunshine District and sponsored by Business Wire and a Friday night reception sponsored by Visit Tampa Bay also will offer fun activities, refreshments and a chance to meet public relations and communications colleagues from across Florida.

The Sunshine District includes PRSA members from all over Florida including: the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter; the Gulf Coast Chapter; the Miami Chapter; the North Florida Chapter; the Orlando Regional Chapter; the Palm Beach Chapter; and the Tampa Bay Chapter.

By the way, volunteers are needed! Learn more about the opportunities by contacting:

Mark your calendar and set your compass for Tampa Bay, July 25-27, 2019.

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