Join PRSA Tampa Bay for one (or all) of our May events!

If you attend three great PRSA Tampa Bay events scheduled this month, it's likely you’ll accomplish some of your New Year’s resolutions. 

Did you resolve to get out more and network with PR professionals?
Then come to the PRSA Tampa Bay Networking Mixer on Thursday, May 16 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. It’s free for PRSA Tampa Bay members and only $10 for others. You’ve still got time to register for the mixer by going to the PRSA Tampa Bay events page.

Did you decide to spend more time helping others?
Your assistance will be welcomed at a resume review session for disadvantaged job seekers on Tuesday, May 21 at the Metropolitan Ministries Outreach Center in Tampa. To sign up for the resume review session, or to get more information about it, please see this article or contact Joseph Priest at  [email protected]

Did you vow to learn more about data and analytics this year?
If so, sign up for “Analyzing Earned and Owned Media to Create Your Super Strategy” with Brandon Andersen of Ceralytics. It’s a lunch session on Wednesday, May 22 at Besito Mexican restaurant in Westshore Plaza.

All this means May is a big month for Tampa Bay professionals, but don’t forget – so is July.  Now is the time to sign up for the July 25-27 PRSA Suncon Conference, which will be held right in our own backyard at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. Early bird pricing ends tomorrow, May 15. Find a speaker’s list here and register here.

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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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