About FLOCK events

Who comes to FLOCK events?

FLOCK typically hosts small business owners, entrepreneurs, bloggers, and do-it-yourselfers who create content online. We also have sponsors and brands who are looking to connect with attendees just like this. Some of our attendees have been writing online, building their own networks and brands, or have been on social media since these platforms have been available. Others attendees are just getting started, and trying to find their place or how to expand their reach.

Regardless of where you are, we try to create a learning space for everyone. Our events are small, intimate, and friendly, where you literally get to join the FLOCK and be part of something greater than just a typical conference.

How many people attend a typical FLOCK event?

We intentionally limit the size of our events (and the spaces we select to host them in) to keep them small, intimate, and accessible. Some of our events host as few as 30 attendees, while our largest events fit close to 100.

How do other attendees describe FLOCK events?

Those who have already attended any of our events love the size, access to speakers, takeaways, venues, and the chance to network with other attendees. But don’t take our word for it. Read what past attendees have actually written on our Testimonials page.

Can I be a volunteer at one of your upcoming events?

Volunteers are added on an invite-only basis. Each city is different, and we evaluate our needs based on location, venue, and number of attendees. If you’d like to be considered for a volunteer role, please let us know by emailing volunteer@flockpresents.com

How can I speak at one of your events?

If you think you have something relevant and useful to share with FLOCK attendees, you can apply to speak at a FLOCK event anytime. We tend to prefer speakers with prior experience and a proven track record of delivering useful presentations. But we also sometimes try out less experienced speakers. We have an open Speaker Application form available. If you change your mind or have a different topic you’d like to to speak about, you can re-submit the form at any point.

I’m interested in sponsoring an event. How do find out more?

We would love to work with you. Thanks for your interest! We include sponsorship details on our Partnership opportunities page. There, in addition to an overview, we lay out three different levels of sponsorships and what they include. We also list out many of the sponsors we’ve worked with to date.

If you’re interested in learning more, or want to initiate a sponsorship for an upcoming event, please fill in the form at the bottom of our Partnership page, and we’ll respond as soon as we can.

When are you coming to my city?

With so many amazing cities around the country, choosing locations is the hardest part of our job. We send out a survey twice a year to get feedback about locations, venues, topics, and speakers. If you’d like us to consider a city near you, make sure you join our email list so you can submit your feedback.

Before I buy

How many tickets can I purchase for an event?

The maximum quantity that may be purchased for any ticket type is four (4) tickets per person. We limit the amount so as many different people as possible have a chance to purchase tickets.

Can I buy a ticket for someone else?

Absolutely. You can purchase a ticket for yourself, or for any other adult age 18 or over. You may purchase a maximum of 4 tickets. You’ll just need to know a few details about each ticket holder that we’ll ask before checkout, like their name, email, phone, preferred social media username, and their dietary restrictions, if any.

What does my ticket include?

Each ticket provides full access to our main event. Events typically include coffee and pastries in the morning, a full lunch, and a snack break. You’ll also get to network with other attendees and some of the speakers and sponsors. Tickets for our events also give you access to any pre-event or post-event activities that are sometimes planned for certain events. (Details of these additional activities are announced to ticket holders closer to the event, and as soon as details are confirmed.)

Ticket holders and speakers are also invited to a private Facebook group (specific to each event) after ticket purchase, where they can network with other attendees ahead of time, discuss event logistics, and topics related to the event itself.

What’s the difference between a regular ticket and a business ticket?

We offer “regular tickets” at lower prices for individuals, freelancers, and sole proprietors, who are often on their own, and have smaller budgets to spend on learning events. Our business tickets are still single-person tickets for members of larger businesses (with five or more employees).

What happens after I buy a ticket?

Once you purchase your ticket, you will receive an order confirmation email and a separate email with your ticket(s). You’ll also be invited to a private Facebook group specific to your event, where you can start building connections and asking topical and event logistics questions before, during, and after the event. We typically communicate details that you need to know in this Facebook group, and also via an email that gets sent to attendees before the event.

Can I cancel my ticket and get a refund?

Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable, and are only valid for the event and named attendee that was provided at the time of ticket purchase. However, if you can no longer attend, and want to transfer your ticket to another person, please let us know as soon as possible (and no later than one week prior to the event date). We’ll need to collect all the details for the new person to whom you’re transferring your ticket, so we can ensure they’re on our list and badged properly for the event.

Do you have a waitlist for an event that is sold out?

We do not currently maintain waitlists for sold out events. But we may consider adding waitlists if we see enough demand.

How do you handle dietary restrictions?

When you purchase a ticket (or multiple tickets), before you complete Checkout, you’ll be given a chance to provide information about each ticketed attendee (such as name, email, phone, etc.) You’ll also see checkboxes to indicate any dietary restrictions for each ticket holder, which will include Vegetarian, Vegan, and/or Gluten-free.

We collect numbers about a week before each event, including dietary restrictions, and pass those on to the venue and/or caterer that provides food for the event.

Before the event

How can I connect with other attendees before the event?

We ideally want you to arrive at our event already knowing (or being familiar with) at least a few other friendly faces at the event. The private Facebook group you get invited to after purchasing your ticket is an excellent way to familiarize yourself with fellow attendees and speakers. We’ll host several Twitter parties, Facebook chats, and additional ways you can connect with fellow attendees before the big day. We also try to host a familiarization experience or activity the day before the main event, so we’re all fast friends. Even if you’re an introvert (like our cofounder, Emelia) we want you to feel comfortable and included by the time you’re finding a seat for the event.

What if I need to change the information I provided when I bought my ticket?

Just reach out to us with your name (or the name of any ticket holder for whom you purchased a ticket) and any of the details that you need to change, and we’ll manually update them for you.

Is there a special hotel rate available?

We now choose venues that offer so much more than a standard hotel. Because of this, at some of our event locations, we no longer have designated hotel room blocks for attendees. However, in those cases, we’ll attempt to work with local hotels in the area to try to secure the best rates for attendees.

Is parking available at the venue?

Parking availability is on a case by case basis, and changes for each location. We will let event attendees know ahead of time if, when, and where parking is available, and hopefully the cost to park as well.

Is there a meetup before or after the event?

We typically try to host some kind of additional activity at each location either before or after the main event. Our cofounder, Cam, loves to entertain, and is always looking for something cool for our attendees to do the day before the event. This gives attendees (and sometimes speakers and sponsors too) a chance to mingle and get to know each other. We also try to organize a no-host happy hour after the event to keep the day’s conversations going.

When should I plan on arriving for the event?

We try to pick cities and locations for our attendees that offer a lot to do and see. We hope you can take advantage of your time in that city, and maybe even spend an extra day or two if possible. Especially if you’re not from that area.

For some events, we plan additional pre- or post-event activities. We would love to have all ticketed attendees join us for any pre-event activities the day before the conference.

For the day of the main event, we typically open registration around 8:30am. And we officially get started with event proceedings at 9:00am. We encourage you to show up to the event space around 8:30 to get a chance to enjoy some coffee and meet a few fellow attendees.

Can I bring family or friends with me?

As a FLOCK attendee, you are responsible for making and paying for your own travel and dining arrangements, including hotel reservations and transportation to and from the event, if necessary. So of course you may bring whoever you wish to the destination city. However, only ticketed adults can be admitted to the event.

What do I need to check in for the event?

After registering for any event, a ticket with a QR code (one ticket for each attendee) is sent to the purchaser by email. Purchased tickets are also viewable and printable from the purchaser’s Account page. To expedite check in, please bring your ticket with you for check in. It may either be printed on paper, or saved on your phone.

If you arrive at the venue, and for whatever reason, you can’t locate your ticket, please have a photo ID with you that matches the name you used to register.

When will we know the schedule for the day?

At check-in time, all attendees will receive a schedule card with a full agenda for the day. If we have the schedule finalized sooner than that, we sometimes let attendees for an event know by email and/or posting it in the private Facebook group for that event.

I can’t attend now. Can I get a refund?

Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable, and are only valid for the event and named attendee that was provided at the time of ticket purchase. However, if you can no longer attend, and want to transfer your ticket to another person, please let us know as soon as possible (and no later than one week prior to the event date). We’ll need to collect all the details for the new person to whom you’re transferring your ticket, so we can ensure they’re on our list and badged properly for the event.

What if I can’t find my ticket email?

Not a problem. Just send us a message from the email address you used to purchase the ticket, include the name(s) used for the ticket(s) and request that we resend your ticket email. We can only resend ticket emails to the email address of the ticket purchaser.

After the event

How do I stay connected with attendees and speakers from my event?

The private Facebook group for each event that attendees are added to after ticket purchase is a great resource, and remains active for 30 days after the event. After that point, the group is archived. After each event, attendees may also join the FLOCK Alumni group on Facebook as well to continue discussions with attendees from all past events.

Do you offer livestreams of your events?

We do not currently offer a livestream option for our events, primarily because of our small team size, and the limited resources we have available to us. However, this is one of the features we’d like to make available in the future. So stay tuned!

Is there a way to see video of the event afterward?

Not yet! Although we have been looking into this option, because we would like to be able to record and offer video of our events at some point in the future. Keep checking. And if you happen to know of an easy solution to accomplish this and integrate it with our site, please let us know!

General

What if I have a question that isn’t answered here?

We tried to cover the most common questions we’ve heard before from attendees. And we even tried to anticipate a few more. But we may have missed something. Just reach out to us with any questions you have, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can (usually during business days between 8am and 5pm Pacific time).