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
by IRAE on October 17, 2022
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.
There are multiple tier levels of sponsorships available to authors. If interested, please contact Kassanna (Cassannadwight@yahoo.com).
IRAE Tentative Schedule of Events
Plan your Arrival.
Thursday- April 27, 2023
Industry Day Author: Classes start at 9:00 am - 12:45 pm
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
Awards Gala 6:00 - 10 pm
Saturday- April 29, 2023
Book Signing 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Open to the Public)
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
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.