2010 Central Florida Media Roundtable and Luncheon

July 2, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wouldn’t it be great to question the reporter for a change?  Here’s your chance …

Please join the Orlando chapters of the Florida Public Relations Association and the Public Relations Society of America to meet top reporters, editors, producers and bloggers from local, regional and national media outlets.  Attendees will be given the opportunity to meet in small, casual group settings with media to gain insight, advice and tips on reaching the right people for future story development.

Media Roundtable Guests
CBS Radio; Central Florida News 13; First Monday; Florida Trend; Growing Bolder TV Show; Orange Appeal; Orlando Business Journal; Orlando Sentinel; People Magazine; Southwest Orlando Bulletin; The Central Florida Top 5; The Daily Buzz; The Daily City, West Orlando News Online; Winter Park Magazine; WKMG-TV (CBS); and WMFE-FM
*Media Guests Subject to Change

Luncheon Speaker
Jason Sadler
Creator of iwearyourshirt.com

Dubbed the “Entrepreneur of the Century” by Fox Business, Jason is literally a walking billboard.  For the past year and a half he has sold ad space on his chest to everyone from Peter Shankman to Monster Energy Drinks – making approximately $83,000 in 2009.  Jason utilizes a variety of social media platforms to share advertisers’ messages with an estimated 30,000 to 50,000 fans, friends, and other online connections.

Jason Sadler hasn’t always been wearing T-shirts for a living, but he has always been creative, from drawing on walls with crayons to eventually graduating college with a degree in graphic design. Jason has worked with professional sports organizations, advertising agencies, online retailers and most recently co-owned his own Web design company.  Jason lives in Florida, enjoys the challenge of putting on a T-shirt every morning and also does private social media consulting.

Event Schedule
Registration/Light Breakfast – 8 – 8:30 a.m.
Media Roundtables – 8:30 – 11 a.m.
Break/Registration – 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon – 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sonesta Hotel Orlando Downtown
60 S. Ivanhoe Blvd., Orlando, FL 32804


PRSA & FPRA Members Nonmembers Students
Roundtable Workshop & Luncheon $60 $70 $40
Roundtable Workshop Only $35 $45 $30
Luncheon Only $35 $45 $30

Advanced registration is required by visiting the Florida Public Relations Association – Orlando Area Chapter website (www.fpra-orlando.org). Registration deadline is Friday, July 9.  Sorry, no cancellations will be accepted less than 48 hours prior to the event.

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Nonprofit Roundtable Event

July 2, 2010

“How’d They Do That?”

Executive Directors of Nonprofits Before 40

You’re invited to a panel discussion with four young nonprofit leaders who will offer insight as to how their careers progressed quicker than average and the pivotal decisions they made along the way that led them to where they are today.

Featured panelists:
Autumn Ames, Arts and Cultural Alliance of Central Florida
Caitlin Connolly, Prom for Dreams
Eric Gray, American Lung Association
Liz Buckley, FOCUS

Wednesday, July 14, 2010
11:30 am: Networking & Registration
12:00 – 1 pm: Panel Discussion and Interactive Session
Adult Literacy League: 345 West Michigan Street, Orlando, FL 32806
$10  per person | FREE for FPRA members | Lunch is included

Visit the Roundtables section of the FPRA-OAC website to register. (http://www.fpra-orlando.org/events/roundtables.asp)

Annual Conference tidbits

July 2, 2010

The deadline for the early bird rate is coming up on July 19. So don’t miss out on the incredible value Conference provides, from access to nationally recognized leaders in the industry to the many networking opportunities and friendships made throughout the state. The professional development opportunities on the latest PR topics and trends you need to know to make your company successful and improve your skills. Plus, if you’re an APR, you’ll gain valuable maintenance points.

Learn more about the FPRA Annual Conference.

But wait, there’s more… Can’t attend the event, but want to stay connected during the FPRA conference? FPRA plans to offer live blogging of its annual conference this summer. The conference blog will feature session recaps, photos and interviews, as well as posts that provide an insider’s look at an FPRA conference. Check it out at http://fprablog.org.

Silent Auction items needed

July 2, 2010

Don’t forget to pull together your silent auction donation for this year’s Sunset Social at FPRA’s 72nd Annual Conference on Sunday, August 8 to kick-off the 2010 FPRA Annual Conference.  We are looking for big and small items to be donated for the silent auction portion of the Sunset Social.  The auction is the way we raise funds to support student and professional development scholarships from a state level.  Contact Chris Gent and let us know what items(s) you can donate!

Pics from the Backstage Pass at designers’ press

July 2, 2010

Thanks to all who attended the recent FPRA-OAC Backstage Pass event at designers’ press, inc. The first-hand knowledge on printing for public relations practitioners was very informative and fun. Check out photos from the event on the chapter’s Flickr page.