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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, meeting host, and group sales client.

FLOCC together to learn, network and strategize. 

If you are a DMO marketing or sales leader, 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 and strategies to navigate the current climate, 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 annual event offers YOU an opportunity to:
Lead with Inclusion: Align your brand with equality and inclusivity, showcasing commitment to diversity in tourism.
Gain Insights: Understand the unique needs of LGBTQ+ travelers and meeting hosts to improve service quality and marketing/sales strategy.
Stay Informed: Keep updated on Florida’s LGBTQ+ legislation and its impact on tourism.
Enhance Allyship: Develop strategies to better support LGBTQ+ tourists and local businesses.
Elevate LGBTQ+ Voices: Amplify LGBTQ+ stories within your destination to enrich travel experiences.
Discover Trends: Stay ahead with insights into emerging LGBTQ+ travel trends and their potential impact.
Strategic Positioning: Position your organization as a leader in LGBTQ+ tourism, committed to inclusive travel.
Build Networks: Forge connections with LGBTQ+ leaders, influencers, and industry professionals.
Learn Best Practices: Adopt effective marketing and service strategies for attracting LGBTQ+ travelers and groups.
Collaborate: Network and collaborate with industry peers to enhance partnerships and community ties.
Experience LGBTQ+ Culture: Enjoy diverse LGBTQ+ entertainment, showcasing Florida’s cultural richness.
Celebrate Progress: Recognize and celebrate achievements in LGBTQ+ tourism, highlighting community resilience.
2024 HOSTS & Speakers
Fay Albernes
Fay Albernes, Emcee
FAY WHATT?!
Chris Rollins
Chris Rollins, Keynote
Creator of The Ripple Effect Leader
Giuseppe
Giuseppe Giulio, Account Executive
GAY.IT!
Angela Yarber
Angela Yarber, Author/Keynote
Queering the American Dream
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EARLY BIRD PRICE: $799

THROUGH MAY 31, 2024

Regular PRICE: $899

STARTING JUNE 1, 2024

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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, Aug 12
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 13
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 14
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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