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IRAE 2023 is headed to Tampa!

We are staying at the Crystal Bay Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida

Crystal Bay Historic Bed & Breakfast Hotel

7401 Central Ave. St. Petersburg, FL 33710

​​(727) 914-7676

by IRAE on October 17, 2022

Hello Friends,

IRAE 23 is quickly approaching and our committee has planned some fantastic things for the Ninth Annual Expo.

Life changes and things happen, and we are finalizing our author list. There are reader's tickets left, but we do excitedly anticipate a sold out event.

At the time of this blog, there are seven king rooms with pull-out sofas still available at the hotel. Understand, we blocked the entire hotel and once those rooms are gone, no more can be added. Please make sure you secure a room.

There will be a lot going on, so let’s talk about the fun stuff!

Our 2023 Theme

The Roaring 20s

Dress to Impress

Gala Night April 28, 2023

Get ready to have some fun. It’s awards night! Come dressed to impress in your most opulent roaring twenties themed formalwear. We’ll enjoy a good meal and great company, as we celebrate, support and honor author and reader accomplishments.

Theme colors

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are multiple tier levels of sponsorships available to authors. If interested, please contact Kassanna (

IRAE Tentative Schedule of Events

Plan your Arrival.

Thursday- April 27, 2023

Industry Day Author: Classes start at 9:00 am - 12:45 pm

Free Time

IRAE23 Conference Registration 5:30- 6:30 pm Meet & Greet (A surprise event) 6:45 - 9:45 pm

Friday - April 28, 2023

Author Panels and Reader Discussion 9:00 am - 12:45 pm

Free Time

Awards Gala 6:00 - 10 pm

Saturday- April 29, 2023

Book Signing 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Open to the Public)

Free Time

Fun Night 6:00- 10:00 pm

Sunday - April 30, 2023

Enjoy Breakfast and bid farewell 6:00 - 9:00 am

There is plenty of downtime during the conference to get out, explore St. Pete, and the beach. Check out this visitor's guide for dining, watersports, and shopping info. VisitorGuide - CrystalBayHotel

Next Steps

Planning to attend IRAE

1. Purchase your tickets. They can be purchased on the IRAE website. Link below.

2. Confirm or book your hotel stay.

3. Make sure you can get the time off work.

4. Check airfare, train schedules and means of getting to and from Tampa.


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Sylvia Hubbard
Sylvia Hubbard
Oct 21, 2022


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