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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL

Who is the Organizer?

 

• GANGPLANK MANAGEMENT GROUP (GMG) Were an independent creative and music based entertainment agency connecting contemporary culture, that focuses on creative ideas, brand integrations, music, innovation, marketing, recording, publishing, merchandising and artist management. ( www.gmgmgmt.com)

What is THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE 

• THINKBOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE is a two-day uniquely curated experience that will infuse contemporary music, technology, arts, culture, influence, and entrepreneurship into various performances, masterclasses, panels, workshops, keynotes, exhibitors and more. It is a hybrid of TED Talks meets SXSW.

THINKBOLD’s mission is to bring the BOLDEST thinkers together to be a catalyst for creating economic opportunity and connecting with the future workforce. This event is curated and produced by GMG Management Group and a board of advisors invested in the unlimited potential for economic development in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Where is THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE? 

• HYATT REGENCY JACKSONVILLE RIVERFRONT

225 E. COASTLINE DR. JACKSONVILLE, FL 32202 

When is THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE? 

• Friday, April 12th & Saturday, April 13th 2024

 

What should I expect at  THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE? 

•  THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE is programmed to be unlike any other experience. With conversations and panels featuring some of the boldest thinkers in technology, business,arts, culture, transportation, influence and entrepreneurship,  high-energy music performances, bold bites food trucks. THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE is part-festival, part-conference.

Who are the Guests?

• Influencers, entrepreneurs, artists, stakeholders, exhibitors and special guests. 

Can I Take Pictures?

• For the most part, you’re welcome to take pictures and videos at  THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE. Note that recording (including live-streaming apps) and flash photography are not permitted in panels, performances/concerts or screenings. Please understand that Guests may or may not pose for photographs with Fans. Guests have a right to their privacy and if they ask not to have their picture taken, please respect their wishes. We reserve the right to deny entry or remove from  THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE any person who in our sole and absolute discretion is behaving or threatening to behave in a manner which we reasonably consider to be disruptive to  THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE.

 

Will I be on camera?

•  THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE attracts local, and national press. In consideration for being admitted to  THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE, attendees understand and agree that they may be recorded (by audio, visual and/or other means) (“Recording”) for exhibition and use in all media now known or hereafter devised worldwide in perpetuity.
Attendee also hereby: (1) releases Gangplank Management Group LLC,  and THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE from any liability for loss or damage to persons or property, infringement of any right or any other claim or course of action of any kind; (2) authorizes and permits Gangplank Management Group LLC, and  THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE and its designees which include but are not limited to all parents, affiliates, sponsors, exhibitors and contractors, to use his/her name, voice, likeness and all reproductions thereof; and (3) agrees to comply with all rules and regulations of  THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE.

 

Will Guests interact with fans?

• We’re expecting several high-profile special guests at Think Bold Festival & Conference  but any interaction with fans is solely at their discretion.

 

Is there a Coat Check?

• No.

 

Do you offer Accessibility (ADA) Services?

• Yes

• Companions for those that require medical assistance need to buy a ticket. 

 

What does VIP badge include for  THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE? 

 

The Earn Your Leisure Network is a revolutionary network which gives rise to emerging and established content creators from the world of business,

 

• Preferred Seating 

• Access to multiple THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE™ stages

• Access to Exhibitor Lounge
• Access to Think Bold After Dark Events, concerts, shows & more
• Access to all Speaker Sessions 
• Access to Networking Lounge
• VIP Swag Bag
• Bold Bites Food Truck Lunch Ticket
• Access to EYL Happy Hour Cocktail Party

 

 

What does General Admission badge include for  THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE? 

 

• Access to multiple THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE™ stages

• Access to Exhibitor Lounge
• Access to Think Bold After Dark Events, concerts, shows & more
• Access to all Speaker Sessions 
• Access to Networking Lounge

 

HEALTH & SAFETY

All attendees agree to follow venue policies (including health and safety policies) and posted instructions while at the venue. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to comply with all applicable Federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, regulations, and the rules of the Event Organizers when attending the Festival. Policies may change according to local mandates.

 

TICKETING

Who Needs a Ticket?

• You need to purchase a ticket in order to attend THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE. All tickets shall be in the form of a wristband, which must be worn at all times while attending THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE.

• Please note, THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE Management recommends all individuals under the age of 18 attend with a parent or legal guardian. 

What is the Refund Policy?

All Wristband sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Wristbands are non refundable and non transferable. If you have misplaced your Wristband, you will be charged the full ticket price for a replacement. THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE is a rain or shine event. The Guest & Artist lineup is subject to change.

 

All vendors & exhibitors sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Vendors & exhibitors are non refundable and non transferable.

 

 

SECURITY

What if I am Harassed?

• THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind. If a person engages in harassing behavior, THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE Management/staff will take prompt action in any form they deem appropriate in their sole discretion, including expulsion from THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE with no refund or compensation. This policy applies to EVERYONE at THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE. Exhibitors, attendees, speakers, guests, professionals, media, staff, volunteers and security are all subject to the Anti-Harassment Policy. 

 

What security measures are in place?

• The safety and security of our staff, exhibitors and attendees is our priority. We work closely with the venue, corporate security, JSO, law enforcement authorities to identify risks, assess them and develop security plans for THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE.

• We have established a security room at THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE to ensure effective communication and response.

• Everyone attending THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE should be aware of the following security measures:

• Security will be onsite at all times to assist you during all aspects of THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE.

• Everyone must wear their THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE, Wristband at all times. This includes exhibitors, vendors, attendees, guests (speakers, talent, artists), professionals, media, and staff.

• A fully operational security team following our vetted procedures is in place at THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE. 

• Bag checks may occur at THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE.

• Walkthrough or hand held scanners may be used at THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE.

• Any CCTV in operation at THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE is monitored and recorded.

• Uniformed and undercover security will be in attendance at THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE.

• Uniformed and undercover JSO may be in attendance at THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE.

• All attendees are requested to:

• Keep personal property with you at all times and do not leave any items unattended

• If you see something, say something. Report anything that looks unusual, suspicious, or out of place to THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE staff or Security immediately

• Properly dispose of your THINK BOLD FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE Wristband inside the venue or keep it as a souvenir – please do not throw it away in trash cans outside the venue where it could be picked up. Wristbands are non-transferrable and selling or providing Wristbands to scalpers is expressly prohibited.

• Carry a valid form of photo ID at all times

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