"The conference helped galvanize me as part of a broader movement that uses narrative to spark change."

- 2018 frankster

FAQs

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. A Facebook group will get you started before you arrive in Gainesville.

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 on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2018. We end with a goodbye party Friday, Feb. 8th. Make your travel plans accordingly! Don’t forget – Changeville is Feb. 7 & 8.  Print the draft agenda.

What is included in my registration fee?
  • Tuesday: Welcome Rally featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, Depot Park and Boxcar Wine & Beer Garden
  • Wednesday: Lunch and evening social
  • Thursday: Lunch and evening social
  • Friday: Farewell after-party
  • Coffee bucks and drink tickets, valid at area coffee shops and restaurants
  • New friends and instant community
  • Florida in February
  • Access to all frank sessions in the Hippodrome Theatre
  • Access to all frank social events
  • Access to all Recess (breakout) sessions: Play, Apply, Dissect and Study
  • Access to the frank lounge
  • Discount to Changeville
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.

Can I update my registration information?

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

What if I need to cancel?

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

  • Until Nov. 1, 2018 - order cancellations will be processed at full price.
  • Nov. 1- Jan 1, 2019 – 50 percent refund
  • After Jan. 1 , 2019- No refunds processed, but we will happily hold your ticket for frank 2020.
Where do I book my hotel?

The Hampton Inn Downtown continues to be the frank headquarters. We have a block rate at the new AC Marriott and at the Holiday Inn University. We provide shuttle service from both of those hotels.

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Gainesville=

AC Marriott: Book your group rate for FRANK Conference

Holiday Inn University: Book your group rate for FRANK Conference

THERE WILL BE NO SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM THE HILTON UNIVERSITY.

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:

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • The Joy McCann Founation
  • Atlantic Philanthropies
  • Al and Nancy Burnett Charitable Foundation
  • Sarasota Community Foundation
  • The Karel Endowment for Public Interest Communications
  • Neimand Collaborative
  • UF College of Journalism and Communications
  • Visit Gainesville

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

What is Changeville?

With the mission of cultivating connections between artists, influencers and activists, Changeville is a festival that showcases and connects those who use music, comedy, film, virtual reality and storytelling as a vehicle to drive self-awareness and social change.

Arriving early or staying after the gathering?

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

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Are you accepting applications to host breakout sessions?

Why yes, we are!

Please submit your idea and we will let you know if your session will be added to the program.