WHAT IS F2FEC?
Face 2 Face Entertainment Conference. An exclusive event created for Entertainment Center operators and professionals. Designed to bring together the industry's best, from all sectors to engage in great conversation to compare, contrast, improve and remain on the relevant side of what’s next.
IS F2FEC A TRADE EXPOSITION?
F2FEC is not a tradeshow and no exposition hall with booths is part of the conference experience. There is no planned space for product literature and partners should refrain from bringing collateral materials and give-a-ways. There will be many opportunities to meet one-on-one with the manufacturers, suppliers and professionals throughout the conference. Bring business cards and electronic files that you can email or share.
WHY SHOULD I APPLY TO ATTEND EARLY?
Space is limited and F2FEC will sell out. Attendees are invited to attend by Alliance Partners or may apply to attend through F2Conference.com. There is no on-site registration.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REGISTER AS AN OPERATOR ATTENDEE FOR F2FEC?
The conference is organized on the principle of a level playing field and we offer one pass without discount. The attendee registration fee does not include travel or resort accommodations.
WHAT DOES THE ALL ACCESS CONFERENCE PASS INCLUDE?
Your Alliance Partner Invitation or Application/Registration Fee provides an all access Conference Pass that includes in short, everything related to the F2FEC Experience. More specifically: direct contact with all speakers and peer attendees; participation in all sessions and discussions. Socially, your Pass includes a Welcome Reception and dinner on Tuesday, all re-energizing breaks throughout the event, all meals including lunch and breaks on Wednesday and Thursday; F2FEC Swag, prizes, and all conference materials are included.
HOW MANY PEOPLE FROM MY ORGANIZATION MAY I REGISTER?
Registered attendees from any one organization, whether Alliance Partner or facility owner-operator, are limited to one (1) complimentary invite and a total of two (2) attendees. Diversity is one of the keys to a successful event. We seek to attract many different types of facilities, management styles and ownership structures represented.
MAY I BRING A SPOUSE OR MY FAMILY TO THE F2FEC EXPERIENCE?
Family, no. Spouses, yes. We discourage bringing anyone who is not actively involved in your business. We seek high level, veteran executives who have the added responsibility of making daily decisions. There is a $750 social fee for any attendee wishing to bring a spouse or other guest to the receptions, dinner or other social activities. Social attendees do not participate in the general sessions. There are no functions or social events open to family or non-registered attendees or guests.
I AM NOT A MEMBER OF ANY INDUSTRY TRADE ASSOCIATION. CAN I ATTEND F2FEC?
Yes, absolutely. We seek to attract the best of the best in all categories and in all FEC sectors. You do not need to be associated with any group or trade association to be talented and willing to share knowledge.
I CAN ONLY ATTEND THE CONFERENCE ONE OF TWO OF THE DAYS. MAY I BUY A ONE-DAY PASS?
Partial day conference passes are not available. We only offer a complete All Access Conference Pass. Please speak to one of our Alliance Partners to learn about attendee registration options.
MAY I BRING AN ADDITIONAL ATTENDEE? CAN I REGISTER THEM FOR THE CONFERENCE ON-SITE?
There are no open social functions for non-registered attendees or guests. On-site registration is subject to availability: All Conference Pass on-site is $2,500. Spouse registration is $750 and all registration fees are non-refundable. We anticipate a complete sellout. There will be no on-site registration. Officially registration will close on January 17, 2018.
HOW MIGHT I OBTAIN A RECEIPT FOR MY REGISTRATION?
Upon completing your application, your confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided through the registration process.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND?
Please notify one of The Amigos: Rick Iceberg, Ben Jones, George Smith.
Because of the exclusive nature of F2FEC and the select mix of attendees from various sectors, refunds cannot be accommodated. Substitutions will be considered, but are not automatic nor guaranteed. No transfers without prior written approval from the event producers, the Three Amigos.
WHAT SOCIAL PACKAGES DO YOU HAVE FOR SPOUSES SO THEY CAN ATTEND DINNERS AND SOCIAL HOURS ONLY?
There are no social packages or planned spouse events. Spouse registration is $750. All registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable. Spouse registration includes the opening night reception, dinner, and reception on each of night two and closing night three and does not include attending any conference sessions.
WHAT IS THE ADDRESS FOR THE CONFERENCE RESORT?
1 Lake Avenue Colorado Springs, Colorado 480906
(855) 634-7711 Registration
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS FOR COMMUTING BETWEEN DENVER AND THE BROADMOOR RESORT?
By Limo from Denver:
The resort recommended services is Grayline: 719-633-1181, www.grayline.com. Reservations are required so please contact the service prior to your arrival in Denver. Shuttles are also available.
The Amigos recommend Denver Five Star Limousine. 720-333-3290.
Get the app for your Smartphone from iTunes or the Play Store, or www.uber.com. Uber rates to The Broadmoor from the airport are typically expensive.
Approximately 80 miles and 90 minutes without traffic.
IF I PLAN TO DRIVE, DOES THE BROADMOOR RESORT HAVE PARKING FACILITIES AVAILABLE?
Yes. Valet parking is available for a fee.
WHERE DO I CHECK IN FOR ACCOMMODATIONS AT THE RESORT?
South Tower, Porte Cochere. Front Desk located directly inside the main lobby.
WHAT ATTRACTIONS AND LOCAL AREA AMENITIES ARE NEAR THE RESORT?
Please visit F2conference.com and navigate to the Venue page and click on Chamber of Commerce and The Colorado Springs Visitors Bureau web links.
I AM ARRIVING EARLY OR EXTENDING MY STAY, WHAT DINING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
For those attendees arriving early or departing a day or two after the conference concludes, The Broadmoor and the greater Colorado Springs area offers a great selection of attractions and dining options. Visit https://www.visitcos.com/ to learn more. A reminder that meals are included (see above) with your All Access Conference Pass.
I HAVEN’T MADE HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS YET. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Visit this link link to book your accommodations or contact The Broadmoor directly.
I MADE A RESERVATION ONLINE, BUT HAVEN’T RECEIVED A RESORT CONFIRMATION YET FROM THE BROADMOOR RESORT? HOW DO I VERIFY MY RESERVATION?
If you registered online for housing at the resort, you should have already received a confirmation via e-mail. If you have not received a confirmation, please contact The Broadmoor Resort direct at 800-634-7711 to reconfirm your reservation. NOTE” The Broadmoor as a 30 day cancellation policy. To avoid charges and penalties your registration must be canceled prior to January 20, 2018.
WHAT ROOM TYPES AND FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BROADMOOR RESORT?
The Broadmoor Resort is a casually luxurious mountain resort.
Your registration includes a standard room. Room types and bed configurations are not guaranteed, and all accommodation arrangements are between you and The Broadmoor Resort versus the responsibility of The Amigos. Amenities include in-room coffee, internet access, and views of the valley, mountains or pond.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR DURING THE CONFERENCE?
Wear whatever makes you happy! This is February in Colorado, it's WINTER! The conference will take place in an informal setting both indoors and weather permitting (average day 45°F and evening 18°F) outdoors, so appropriate attire is comfortable, warm and casual. Dress comfortably for sitting throughout the day-long sessions. Most of our breaks and daily lunches will be staged outdoors(weather permitting) which means a sweater or jacket will be needed. Dinners are all planned for indoors.
WHAT IS THE WEATHER AND TEMPERATURE FOR THE END OF FEBRUARY?
Colorado Springs is in an unpredictable climate belt. With mildly chilly temperatures in February. Average High/Low: 45°F / 18°F. Just remember its winter and the weather is unpredictable. Light snow in February is likely. Plan for options. Sunrise is approximately 6:40 a.m. and the sun sets around 5:40 p.m. in late February.
AM I GOING TO RECEIVE SPECIFIC CONFERENCE MEETING MATERIALS PRIOR TO MY ARRIVAL IN COLORADO?
Yes, you will begin to receive pre-conference materials starting in late January 2018. All pre-conference materials will arrive via email and will include, over the period of about 2 weeks, the following information: Q&A’s, self-assessment and checklists designed to help you and your peer attendees prepare thereby enabling you to get the most value from your F2FEC experience. Certain materials will be handed out on your day of arrival, such as your conference badge.
WILL I RECEIVE EVENT UPDATES?
Yes. Both pre and post conference updates will be delivered via email to all registered attendees: Alliance Partners, Media and VIP Facility Owners alike.
WHAT IS THE FIRST EVENT OF THE CONFERENCE?
F2FEC officially kicks off at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20th with an Opening Reception followed by dinner and the evening will conclude with very social bar time.
WHEN DOES THE CONFERENCE END?
F2FEC officially ends on Thursday, February 22nd at 4:15 pm. The Amigos are organizing a final Thank You reception and dinner Thursday evening. All conference attendees are guests of the Amigos and invited to attend. Meet for drinks, afterwards in the bar.
IS THERE A FACILITY TOUR?
A tour has not been confirmed and it is unlikely to be organized. Details, if any, will be forthcoming. A tour is not guaranteed.
WILL FOOD AND BEVERAGES BE AVAILABLE DURING THE CONFERENCE?
Yes. Tuesday evening will kick off the experience with a cocktail reception including passed hors d’oeuvres followed by dinner and bar social. Buffet breakfast Wednesday and Thursday is offered and, lunch each day of the conference programming, receptions Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; dinner Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and networking breaks with beverage and snacks throughout the days are included.
WILL INTERNET BE AVAILABLE IN THE MEETING THROUGHOUT THE CONFERENCE?
There will be internet access within the ballroom. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access is available in the resort lobby and guest rooms. Multiple re-energizing breaks are scheduled during the morning and afternoon sessions so you can catch up on your e-mails.
CAN I SEND A SUBSTITUTE IN MY PLACE?
In most situations, no. Substitutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis and are not automatic or guaranteed. Because of the unique mix of attendees and the highly exclusive nature of the F2FEC experience, substitutions cannot be guaranteed and refunds cannot be accommodated. There are no refunds from the The Broadmoor after January 1, 2018.
DO YOU HAVE SOME HELPFUL CONFERENCE HINTS?
Arrive to the meeting early. Stay late. Take advantage of the breaks and social times by engaging with your peers. Build friendships. Make sure to bring plenty of business cards for your networking opportunities. Keep a list of people you meet and want to contact after the conference. When the conference is over, be sure to complete the conference evaluation. Implement those ideas and take-a-ways that you identify with.
ARE YOU ACCEPTING PROPOSALS TO SPEAK AT F2FEC?
There is no formal RFP process for the 2018 Experience. We are open to suggestions! Visit the Presenters section of this website for more information or contact Ben Jones directly.
HOW WILL MY COMPANY BE RECOGNIZED ON-SITE AS AN ALLIANCE PARTNER?
Sponsor logo wall in meeting room, signs with company listing and logos (front and back) at entrances to all events, reserved seating at some events, and recognition and call outs by event speakers or moderators when applicable.
WHAT QUANTITIES OF LITERATURE SHOULD I BRING TO DISTRIBUTE?
None. F2FEC is not a trade exhibition or a table top style show. Business cards and a flash drive will be your best items. Business cards are essential. We anticipate 200 total attendees, including peer sponsors.
HOW WILL THE LITERATURE AND PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS BE DISPLAYED?
There is no formal display or designated area for materials to be displayed. F2FEC is not a trade exposition. Please limit what you send or bring. F2FEC is a relationship building experience not a tradeshow.
CAN YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE PRODUCT GIVEAWAY?
All items must be pre-approved by the Amigos.
WILL THERE BE ASSIGNED SEATING FOR ALLIANCE PARTNERS?
Alliance Partners will be assigned seating at the general session on both Wednesday and Thursday and Tuesday Dinner. Name tents will guide your company to seating.
WHAT ADDRESS CAN I SHIP MY MATERIAL AND/PRODUCT GIVEAWAY?
If you are staying at the host resort, The Broadmoor Resort, ship to the address below:
Resort Guest – F2 Event
1 Lake Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Phone: 719-471-6330 (Conferences)
Please note that there are handling charges (Between $5 and $10 per box) and F2FEC will not be responsible for any handling charges of boxes being sent to the resort. If you are not a guest of the resort, you will be responsible for getting the materials to the resort on your own. Please do not ship any company or sponsor related materials to the resort titled F2FEC. Partners are responsible for their own materials.
WHO HAS REGISTERED TO ATTEND?
Full attendee list will be sent to all registered partners and attendees post-conference within 14 business days following the event.
WE ARE INTERESTED IN BEING AN ALLIANCE PARTNER?
All Alliance Partnerships are by referral and invitation. Please contact one of The Amigos, Rick Iceberg, Ben Jones or George Smith for more information.
I HAVE A QUESTION THAT ISN’T COVERED HERE OR REQUIRE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?
Alliance Partner Contact and Questions: Rick Iceberg, President, CJ Barrymore’s, Clinton Township, MI; firstname.lastname@example.org; cell 810-444-2222.
Association and Industry Contact and Questions: George Smith, President, Family Entertainment Group, Las Vegas, NV; email@example.com; cell 630-240-8261.
Conference Planning, Media and Logistics: Ben Jones, FEC Domain Specialist, Live Oak Bank, Detroit, MI; firstname.lastname@example.org; cell 248-884-1700.
Uncertain about your Question? Contact: Ben Jones. See above.