FAQs

As a student, can I volunteer for frank?

This is my first frank. What do I need to know?
When do I need to be there?
What is included in my registration fee?
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Can I update my registration information?
What if I need to cancel?
Where do I book my hotel?
How can I become a sponsor?
What is Changeville?
Arriving early or staying after the gathering?
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Are you accepting applications to host breakout sessions?

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. 4, 2020. We end with a goodbye tacos lunch on Friday, Feb. 7th. Check in when you arrive at our registration desk on the 2nd floor of the Hampton Inn Downtown. Make your travel plans accordingly! You can see a draft agenda here.

What is included in my registration fee?

  • Tuesday: Welcome Rally featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
  • 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
  • Access to the frank lounge
  • Discount to Changeville

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

If you can’t make it (so sad!) yes, you may transfer your ticket. 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, 2019 – order cancellations will be processed at full price.
  • Nov. 1- Jan 1, 2020 – 50 percent refund
  • After Jan. 1, 2020 – No refunds processed.

Where do I book my hotel?

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 for FRANK Conference

Holiday Inn University: Frank Rate

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.

Want to sponsor an event at #frank2020? Find out about the opportunities here.

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?

frankgathering@gmail.com