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PR University

Each year, the Southwest Florida FPRA Chapter hosts a full-day professional seminar, Public Relations University.  Guest speakers from across the state, and even from across the nation, examine trends in the changing market and the fusion of new media with traditional communication elements.

PR University 20132013 P.R. University- “Creating Slam Dunk Projects for Your Clients”

The 2013 P.R. University will be held at Edison State College (Lee County Campus) on Friday, October 4.  The theme is “Public Relations: Creating Slam Dunk Projects for Your Clients.

Hosted by Edison State College- Building U, Room 102 Lee Campus map


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration and Networking

9:00 AM – 9:25 AM Welcome by Edison State College

9:25 AM – 10:10 AM The Making of an MVPr-Most Valued Press Release-that out performs and rises above the rest!

Connie Ramos-Williams
CEO & President at Conric PR & Marketing | Publishing

10:25 AM – 11:10 AM Online Public Relations in The Digital Age

Erik Stafford
Creative Director, ISOOSI

11:25 AM – 12:10 PM Personal Branding

Cyndee Woolley, APR
Author & Public Relations, Branding and Community
Outreach Specialist at C2 Communications

12:10 PM – 12:25 PM Lunch & FPRA Chapter Meeting

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Dunk City Panel

Speakers discuss how the #DunkCity phenomenon brought a spotlight to Southwest Florida

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Important Conversations on being unique in your profession including Political PR and Hosting your own TV Show!

Barry Epstein, APR
President & CEO at Barry R. Epstein Associates, Inc.

3:00 PM Conclusion

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Hosted by Edison State College- Building U, Room 102 Lee Campus map


2012 P.R. University- “Pump up the Volume”

The 2012 P.R. University was held on November 8 at the Embassy Suites in Estero.  The theme was “Pump Up The Volume.”  The 2012 P.R.U. featured John Korff of Korff Enterprises; the event production team behind the NYC Triathlon and the inaugural Ironman USA Championship in NYC.

2011 P.R. University- “The Art of PR”

The 2011 P.R. University theme was “The Art of PR,” and included presentations from some of the industry’s top public relations professionals. Our 2011 feature presenter for “The Art of PR” was Dr. Hank Hine, Director of the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, who detailed the museum’s public relations, media, and marketing efforts during the transition between the original Dali and its new building.