ATTENDEE'S FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When should we plan on arriving/leaving?
You should plan on arriving on Wednesday, July 11th. We will be opening registration at 5 PM – 6 PM, along with a welcome mingle.
At 6 PM – 10 PM (shuttle service for a 5-mile radius stops running at 10 PM), we will be having Community Dinners & Fun on the Town events on every evening of the conference. You don't want to miss this networking opportunity!
What airport will I fly into?
You will fly into RIC – Richmond International Airport.
It is an 8-mile taxi, Uber, or Lift ride to the Omni Richmond Hotel. Consider sharing rides by posting your arrival times in the FB group.
Do we book our own rooms?
Focused room rates will be available in the near future.
How many people can room together?
Our Focused rate is only $129 – which is a DEEP DISCOUNT. Consider rooming with one other person to make preparing for early morning agenda easier.
How can I find a roommate?
It is the responsibility of all attendees to book their own room through our website, or by calling the hotel and asking for Focused rate for your dates. If you desire a room mate, but don’t know anyone else attending personally, we offer a Facebook group where you can request a roommate, and arrange for sharing your room with them.
Please note, we do NOT book any rooms for attendees and this falls on the communication of those sharing a room.
Will there be a charge for parking?
For those of you driving, there are several all-day parking options surrounding the hotel, including Valet parking.
What should I pack?
Is there any personal sponsorship guidelines?
To ensure that our Conference Sponsors get the focus of our attention during the conference, we have detailed guidelines that will help you create a great personal sponsorship package.
What meals are covered with my ticket?
All breakfast and lunches during the Focused agenda are part of your ticket cost.
All Community Dinners & Fun on the Town events are your own responsibility to cover.
Can I volunteer at the conference?
Thank you for asking! We do not have any need for volunteers. We want our attendees to thoroughly enjoy the conference!
How do I transfer my ticket?
Sometimes, people aren’t able to make it to the conference after all. We understand that and desire to help you out by allowing you to transfer your ticket.
We can not sell the ticket for you, but you are able to offer it for sale in our Focused Blogging Conference group and by using #focusedbc on Twitter to find a buyer.
The original ticket holder will need to email [email protected] with the request to transfer a ticket.
We will then send you a request for $30 for the transfer fee. Once that is paid, you will need to email the name and email address for the final steps to transferring the ticket and all that comes with it to the new ticket holder.
All transfers MUST by completed by June 15th.
My family is coming with me. Can they attend the workshops and other conference things with me?
Only ticket holders with valid lanyards will be permitted in the workshops, mentor panels and sponsor mingles, as well as any sponsored elements happening in the Conference lobby. Dinning area and meals are only available for those with a valid lanyard. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Are nursing babies allow?
Nursing babies are allowed, but due to the recording of all workshops and mentor panels, along with the working environment of our conference, we will need to request that babies making all kinds of distracting noises to please be taken out of the room.
What things are available for my family to do while I'm at conference?
Find ideas that are FREE or worth the cost in this Family Guide to Richmond, Virginia, but don’t forget that there are some great restaurants and shops right across the road that includes some great options with kids.
Also check out our Pinterest board with ideas of things to do in Richmond, Virginia!
Can the shuttle take me other places than the airport?
Yes! The shuttle runs from until 10 PM daily within a 5-mile radius. There are a lot of opportunities for fun, food, and sightseeing within those 5 miles. Consider bringing the family!