Thursday May 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT
Friday May 15, 2015 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Brevard Zoo
8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

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Leslie Bardo, MPA, bCRE
APRA FL 2015 State Conference Chair

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This year's conference takes its theme from Dr. Seuss' work "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins".  In the book, Bartholomew Cubbins tries to remove his hat, but each time he does, another mysteriously appears.  Can you relate to this in your own job?

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 1 - 5 p.m. conference; 6:30 p.m. dinner
Friday, May 15, 2015, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Brevard Zoo
8225 N Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940 

Cost: $150 for current APRA-FL members; $175 for non-members 
Prices include all Thursday and Friday conference sessions, and
Thursday evening dinner.


APRA-FL is thrilled to have secured excellent speakers with a wide range of expertise in prospect development!

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Session Descriptions

Speaker Bios


Brevard Zoo is located mile east of Interstate 95, exit 191, in Melbourne, FL.

Drive times from major cities:
Orlando: 1 hour; Tampa: 2.5 hours: Palm Beach: 2 hours; Fort Lauderdale: 2.5 hours; Miami: 3 hours; Gainesville: 2.5 hours; Tallahassee: 4.5 hours; Jacksonville: 2.5 hours

Air Travel:
Melbourne International Airport - daily flights on Delta via Atlanta and USAir via Charlotte
20 minutes from Brevard Zoo
- Orlando International Airport - many daily flights and carriers
45 minutes from Brevard Zoo
Hampton Inn (located just outside the entrance to the Brevard Zoo) was offering a special rate of $105/night for those who booked prior to April 14, 2015.  Now that the deadline has passed for reserving online, you can check availabiliy by calling Nichole Kaminski at 321-255-6868. You must use group code APR when booking.

There is also a Holiday Inn located across the street from the Brevard Zoo entrance.

Known as the Space Coast, Brevard County is home to 72 miles of Atlantic Coast beaches.  There is much to see and do in this "small town!"


APRA-FL is currently seeking sponsors for this annual event, attended by prospect development professionals from across Florida and beyond.

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If you have questions about sponsorships, please contact our Conference Director, Leslie Bardo, at leslie.bardo@chsfl.org