$195 – $920

frank 2019

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Hippodrome Theatre/frank central

25 SE 2nd Pl

Gainesville, FL 32601

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Welcome to frank, the foremost gathering for people who use strategic communications to drive social change. At frank, we divide our time among great talks by strategists, storytellers and scientists, informative skill sessions and casual opportunities to connect with other sophisticated communicators over coffee or cocktails. frank.jou.ufl.edu


When do I need to be there?

frank is about community. You'll want to be here from the moment we gather until our last goodbye.Shared experiences are amplified, creating a vulnerability that helps establish deep meaningful connections. The gathering opens with a Welcome Rally at 6pm on Tuesday, Feb. 5. We end with a goodbye party at 2pm on Friday, Feb. 8. Make your travel plans accordingly!

What is included in my registration fee?

  • Access to seating in the main theater for all talks

  • Tuesday: Welcome Rally featuring cocktails and hors d'oeuvres

  • Lunch Wednesday & Thursday

  • Activities Wednesday and Thursday night

  • Friday: Farewell after-party lunch

  • Coffee bucks and drink tickets

  • New friends and instant community

  • Florida in February

  • Access to all frank social sessions

  • Access to all frank scholar events

  • Access to all recess sessions

  • Access to frank lounge

  • Discount to Changeville

  • Discount at area hotels. Check on the frank website for links to hotel blocks.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

You have received a personal invitation to join us at frank. You may not transfer your ticket to someone else, without first letting us know. Please contact us at frankgathering@gmail.com

Where do I book my hotel room?

The frank headquarters is the Hampton Inn in Downtown Gainesville.

We also have a block of rooms at the the new AC Hotel Marriott and the Holiday Inn. Shuttle service will be provided from the Holiday Inn/AC Hotel Marriott to the conference site. Book early as these hotels will sell out. THERE WILL BE NO SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM THE HILTON UNIVERSITY.

Hampton Inn Downtown: Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Gainesville

  • Select your dates and use code F19

AC Marriott block rate: Book your group rate for FRANK Conference

Holiday Inn University: Book your group rate for FRANK Conference

This is my first frank. What do I need to know?

At frank you’ll connect to an instant community. We will have frank connectors on hand to help with your gathering questions, navigate the Recess sessions, expand your network and even recommend the best place to find chicken and waffles. Join our First Time Frankster Facebook group so you can get connected before you arrive.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes! If you want to change or add any details and don't have a Eventbrite account, simply email us at frankgathering@gmail.com

What is Changeville?

Changeville is festival designed to bring together people who use music, film, virtual reality and comedy to drive social change. Discount tickets are available with your frank ticket.

We hate to see you go, but if your plans change:

Until Nov.1, 2018 order cancellations will be processed at full price.
Nov. 2-Jan 1, 2019 - 50 percent refund

After Jan. 1 , 2019- No refunds processed, but we will happily hold your ticket for frank 2020

How can I become a sponsor?

We are hugely grateful to our supporters. They provide critical support that makes it possible to offer our participants a more affordable registration fee as well as supporting the work of the frank online community.

Our past partners include:

  • Atlantic Philanthropies

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • Al and Nancy Burnett Charitable Foundation

  • The Joy McCann Foundation

  • The Karel Endowment for Public Interest Communications

  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

  • UF College of Journalism and Communications

  • Visit Gainesville

We need more people and organizations like them to keep this work going. Contact us at frankgathering@gmail.com

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Arriving early or staying after the gathering?

Check out all the things Gainesville and Alachua County offer at Visit Gainesville!

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Hippodrome Theatre/frank central

25 SE 2nd Pl

Gainesville, FL 32601

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