$195 – $920

frank 2020

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Hippodrome Theatre/frank central

25 SE 2nd Pl

Gainesville, FL 32601

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frank2020. February 4-7. Gainesville, Fla.

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.

See out website: https://frankgathering.org/


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. 4. We end with a goodbye party at 12:30 pm on Friday, Feb. 7. 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

  • Dinner Wednesday and Thursday night

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

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. Book early as these hotels will sell out.

Hampton Inn Downtown: our conference headquarters

AC Marriott: Book your group rate for FRANK Conference

Holiday Inn University: FRANK 2020 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. We will have a 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

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

Until Nov 1, 2019 order cancellations will be processed at full price.
Nov. 2-Jan 1, 2020 - 50 percent refund

After Jan 1, 2020 - No refunds processed, but we will happily hold your ticket for frank 2021

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.

Contact us at frankgathering@gmail.com on how to sponsor an event

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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