October 16 - 18, 2019
Hilton Tampa Downtown

We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 FRA Annual Conference October 16-18 at the Hilton in Downtown Tampa!

Conference registration for attendees will not be available until June 2019. Please see the information below and let us know if you have any questions, by contacting Carol Westmoreland, FRA Executive Director at 850-570-7206 or cwestmoreland@flcities.com

REGISTRATION FOR SPONSORSHIPS AND BOOTHS IS OPEN. Please reserve now as space is limited.

Sponsor and exhibitor reservations are open now until September 2, 2019.


Our visit to the City of Tampa this year marks an incredibly historic time for redevelopment in a 21st Century City. Cities in surrounding areas, as well as the counties, can also boast about really great redevelopment projects. We will be in the right place at the right time, with guided tours of so many exciting aspects of this renaissance, through mobile tours as well as mobile sessions at the 2019 conference.

There will be something to take home for everyone, by experiencing what can only be experienced in person – what and where these sites are, and how they happened. We will be providing details as soon as we have them.

The rates for the FRA conference fees will be similar to the last ten years! The conference schedule will be, Wednesday October 16 at 11:30 am, through Friday October 18, at noon. Full registration includes all meals and functions for these three days. Please note, conference registration will not be available until June, 2019.


Full Registration $395 $495
Wednesday, Oct. 16 Only $325 $375
Thursday, Oct. 17 $345 $395
Guest/Spouse $315 $349
CRA Boot Camp
(Wednesday, Oct. 16 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
$50 $50
Tours (TBA) $50 $50
Extra Award Dinner Tickets (Oct. 17) $69 $69

We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 annual conference in Tampa, October 16-18!

  • Hotel reservations at the conference rate will not be accepted before June 2019. We will post the group rate link, once available.
  • The conference room rate at the Hilton Tampa Downtown will be $179 plus tax (if applicable), plus complimentary WIFI included in the room.
  • Parking is space limited, as the hotel does not own any parking and they contract for a limited amount of valet spaces. Parking will be $24 “in and out” a day valet, and $16 for less than one day valet parking. It is scramble parking, otherwise, there are public parking garages downtown.
  • Conference registration will not be available until June, 2019.

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Tampa, Florida, is located along the Gulf Coast and is known as a major business center with a variety of offerings including museums, cultural attractions, amusement parks, historic landmarks and neighborhoods and various dining and nightlife destinations. See below a few of Tampa’s many offerings.