FMCA 2019 Annual Conference

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PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP (Thursday, November 7, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

    Pre-conference event: Essential Elements of Marketing & Communications Planning
    This session is an add-on course for an additional fee of $100.00. Materials & lunch provided.

    Municipal communications involves more than just public information. From marketing a community event to inviting public input on a city budget to developing a new brand for your city, a well thought out marketing and communications plan can be the difference between success and disaster. This hands-on workshop will help you develop the right message, deliver that message on the appropriate promotional channels, and ensure a consistent message across departments. Attendees will refresh their memory of critical marketing terms and walk out with actual tools they can begin using.


    (Fee covers admission to all conference sessions, light continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, Thursday's Networking Reception and Friday's Networking Luncheon.  No official activities are scheduled for guests or spouses.)  

    Registration fee prior to October 31, 2019: $225 for FMCA members and $275 for non-members. 
    Registration fee after October 31, 2019: $275 for FMCA members and $325 for non-members.

    We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Please note that payments via credit card may only be made online.

    To pay by check, please download and complete the registration form, include it with your check, and mail it to Florida Municipal Communicators Association, P.O. Box 1757, Tallahassee, FL 32302 by Thursday, October 31, 2019.


    A cancellation request must be submitted in writing and received by 5:00 p.m. on October 31, 2019. There is a $50.00 administrative fee to cancel. Please email cancellation requests to Heidi Hogarth.

    There will be no refunds in these cases:

    • Cancellations received after October 31, 2019
    • No-shows (paid registrants who did not attend and made no arrangements for a refund prior to October 31)



    The FMCA Annual Conference will be held at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort in Daytona Beach. A special room rate of $139.00 per night is available for a single or double room. There are no resort fees. Self-parking for overnight guests is $10.00 per night. Self-parking for daily drive-in guests is $10.00. You will be sent information on how to make reservations within your paid registration confirmation email.


    On Thursday, November 7 at 5:00 p.m., we will host a Networking Reception in the Exhibit Area. This event is designed to introduce you to the conference exhibitors and sponsors, as well as connect you with your peers in a meaningful way. Make sure your dinner plans start late enough to enjoy this opportunity for networking and fun!


    This conference is supported by multiple vendors that cater specifically to communications professionals in the local government sector. Many of them will have table-top displays set up in our Exhibit Area to share their innovative products and solutions with you. The Exhibit Area opens on Thursday afternoon with a refreshment break and the Networking Reception as well as the refreshment breaks and food events on Friday. Be sure to allow time to visit and take home new ideas!

11/7/2019 - 11/8/2019
Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort 100 North Atlantic Blvd. Daytona Beach, FL 32118

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