RegistratioN open!
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AUG 12 – AUG 14, 2024
greater miami region
at the Loews Coral Gables
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about THE florida out coast convention

The Florida Out Coast Convention (FLOCC) will return in 2024 as the only conference focused on the LGBTQ+ tourism industry in Florida. We invite destination leaders, agencies and tourism professionals both within and outside of Florida to join us in conversations on how to effectively and authentically reach, support and better understand the LGBTQ+ traveler.

There is no denying that it continues to be a critical time in Florida and elsewhere for LGBTQ+ community members and travelers. Given that travel advisories are on the minds of tourism leaders throughout the country, there is no better time to FLOCC together to learn, network and strategize. 

If you are a DMO, hotel, attraction, business owner, LGBTQ+ organization, travel planner, influencer, media member or chamber and have a vested interest in supporting and learning about  inclusive tourism, then this convention is for you!

To Vend or Attend? That is the question…

FLOCC is primarily educational and offers several opportunities for networking within Florida’s tourism and LGBTQ+ leadership community. FLOCC is designed to help your brand better understand the specific needs and challenges around LGBTQ+ tourism topics. The majority of attendees are hotels, DMOs, and attractions in Florida. As such, we highly encourage hotels and attractions to ATTEND the convention rather than sign up for a vendor booth.

UNITE, EVOLVE & FLOURISH AT FLOCC
why is flocc for you?
This inaugural event offers YOU an opportunity to:
  • Align your brand with equality.
  • Understand the concerns of LGBTQ+ travelers.
  • Tackle new hurdles faced by Florida’s LGBTQ laws.
  • Be a better ally to LGBTQ+ tourists and businesses.
  • Amplify the LGBTQ+ voices within your destination.
  • Learn about new LGBTQ+ travel trends.
  • Connect with LGBTQ+ leaders, influencers, pride organizations, travel planners, and event planners.
  • Identify best practices to market your brand to LGBTQ+ travelers.
  • Network and collaborate with colleagues in your industry.
  • Enjoy LGBTQ entertainment from around the state.
  • Celebrate Florida’s LGBTQ+ accomplishments.
2023 HOSTS & Speakers
The below list is from FLOCC 2023. The 2024 lineup is coming soon…
Brianna Summers
Drag Queen/Performer
Farron Hipp
Co-Host of Daytime TV – WFLA
Jaime and Katie Filer
Influencers, Coaches
Greg-DeShields
Greg DeShields
Executive Director, Tourism Diversity Matters
Trevor Pettiford
Senior Reporter, Bay News 9
Kevin Finke
Keynote, BELONGING JOURNEY™
2023 Performers
Sarah Potenza
Singer/Songwriter
America’s Got Talent Season 16
Jay-Miah
Jay Miah
Singer/Songwriter/Performer
Alter Ego Season 1 Nevaeh King
Jeff Klein
Comedian
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2024 VENUe INFORMATION
about the LOews coral gables

The Loews Coral Gables Hotel, nestled in the heart of Plaza Coral Gables, presents a luxury experience just four blocks away from the renowned Miracle Mile. This upscale hotel features 242 guest rooms, including 21 stylish suites, all embodying a sophisticated and modern design. The hotel is known for its luxurious amenities, which include a spa, fitness center, and a swimming pool, ensuring a comfortable and indulgent stay for its guests.

Art Deco and classic Modernism heavily influence the hotel’s aesthetic, setting an elegant tone throughout the property. This style choice makes the Loews Coral Gables Hotel as chic as its Miami Beach counterparts, yet it retains a welcoming atmosphere that appeals to a wide range of travelers. The hotel’s design and offerings represent contemporary luxury hospitality at its finest.

In addition to its luxurious accommodations and amenities, the Loews Coral Gables Hotel is conveniently located just two miles from the University of Miami campus, making it an ideal choice for visitors to the university. The hotel ensures a pleasant stay for its guests by providing refined amenities, personalized service, free Wi-Fi, spacious bathrooms, and all the comforts one would expect from a high-end establishment

Discounted room rates available!

Please let us know if you have any challenges with booking.

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THE inaugural FLOCC GALA
schedule of events
Monday, July 31
Registration / 10 – 6 PM
Focus Group / 12 – 2:30 PM
Supplier Booth Setup / 10 – 4 PM
Onsite Happy Hour / 4-6 PM
Offsite opening Social / 6 – 9 PM
tuesday, Aug 1
Continental Breakfast / 8 -9 AM
Opening Session / 9 – 10:30 AM
Refreshment Break / 10:30 – 11:15 AM
Breakout Sessions / 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Networking Lunch / 12:15 – 1:30 PM
Keynote / 1:45 – 3 PM
Afternoon Break / 3 – 3:30 PM
Breakout Sessions / 3:30 – 4:30 PM
FLAMBOYANCE Award and Cocktail Receptions
Pre-Event Cocktail Hour / 6 – 7 PM
VIP Reception / 6 – 7 PM
Award Gala / 7 – 10 PM
wednesday, Aug 2
Continental Breakfast / 8 – 9 AM
General Session / 8:30 – 10 AM
Coffee Break / 10 – 10:30 AM
Round Table Sessions / 10:30 – 11:45 PM
General Session & Lunch / 12 – 1:30 PM
Celebrate Florida’s “flamazing”
tourism leaders at…

noun: flamboyance; plural noun: flamboyances

“The tendency to attract attention because of one’s exuberance, confidence, and stylishness.”
“The quality of being bright, colorful, and very noticeable.”
“Describe a gathering of flamingos.”

flamboyance:
THE inaugural FLOCC Award and Cocktail reception
Join us for entertainment, special appearances and celebrations at our annual FLAMBOYANCE Award and Cocktail Reception as we honor the accomplishments of inclusive tourism companies and LGBTQ organizations throughout the sunshine state.

Tuesday, August 13, 2024
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Loews Coral Gables

Tickets included in Registration
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