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June Professional Development Meeting

June 16, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Clay Calvert

Speaking Out and Shutting Down: How Florida Regulates Social Media and Political Speech

Thursday, June 16 | 11:30 a.m. Networking | noon – 1 p.m. Presentation

The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will hold its monthly professional development meeting at the College of Central Florida Ocala Campus on Thursday, June 16, from noon-1 p.m., with networking starting at 11:30 a.m. 

Clay Calvert knows a thing or two about social media. In fact, he’s gained vast experience with it given his Juris Doctor degree with Great Distinction from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law and a Ph.D. in Communication from Stanford University. This month, he talks to FPRA Ocala about “Speaking Out and Shutting Down: How Florida Regulates Social Media and Political Speech.”

Calvert is a Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication at the University of Florida’s Department of Journalism. He is director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at UF and authored several briefs with the United States Supreme Court.

Last year, he was named UF’s Teacher/Scholar of the Year and became the College of Journalism and Communication’s first member ever to win the most prestigious and oldest faculty award at UF.

A published author many times over, Calvert presented a TEDxUF regarding cameras and cops and contributes regularly to law journals and scholarly publications around the country.


The cost to attend the in-person meeting is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Please RSVP below.

As friendly reminders: When RSVPing, pay for your reservation online, accept the calendar invite and send hospitality chair Jen Pagh an email at [email protected]. If you RSVP and cannot attend unexpectedly, we’re not able to provide reimbursements because the chapter is charged for the headcount provided a week before the meeting. As an alternative, you may send a designee.


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About the Monthly Program

The FPRA Ocala Chapter’s monthly professional development meeting that includes lunch is held on the third Friday of each month from August through April. From May through July, the chapter meets on the third Thursday of each month (due to the College of Central Florida’s summer schedule).

Networking takes place from 11:30-11:55 a.m., and the one-hour program begins promptly at noon. RSVPs cannot be guaranteed without payment.

If you have already prepaid annually or quarterly for the professional development meetings, RSVP by emailing Kristina Donohue at [email protected] to reserve your seat.

To prepay online and save time when checking in at the meeting, RSVP by using your PayPal account or credit card to pay for your seat.


June 16, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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