CONFERENCE INFORMATION: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Focus Conference?
Focus: The Conference for Actors is a 2-day immersive event designed for screen actors in TV and Film. The Focus Conference will provide actors access to vital training and knowledge provided by top industry professionals. The conference will also offer attendees the opportunity to network and create new opportunities to grow their careers. The Focus Conference will be replete with seminars, panel discussions, and audience Q&A throughout both days. All conference tickets include an invitation to a special evening networking dessert reception following our keynote address.
Who is it for?
Focus: The Conference for Actors is geared toward all professional and beginner actors and parents of young actors from anywhere. Attendees do not need to have professional representation in order to attend. We welcome union, as well as non-union actors.
I am the parent of a child actor. Can they attend?
Yes. Focus: The Conference for Actors is seminar style conference and will provide valuable information to help parents guide their child's career. Child actors are welcome to attend and a limited number of student tickets are available at a reduced price. The monologue showcase is offered for actors as young as 5 years old at an additional add-on price. Should the parent attend the conference on behalf of the child, with the purchase of the parent's ticket, the child actor may participate in the Monologue Showcase - only attending during their assigned timeslot.
When and where will the conference take place?
Focus: The Conference for Actors takes place on Friday, July 12, 2024, and Saturday, July 13, 2024, with registration beginning at 11:00 AM CST on Friday morning with session 1 starting promptly at 1:00 PM CST. The conference will take place in the Riverside Ballroom at the beautiful Harpeth Hotel, a Four Diamond Hilton hotel, located at 130 2nd Avenue North in the heart of charming downtown Franklin, Tennessee, 20 miles south of Nashville, Tennessee.
Airport: Nashville International Airport (BNA)
Conference Hotel: Guests of Focus: The Conference for Actors are welcome to stay at the Harpeth Hotel at a special discounted rate of $259.00/night. Click here to access our special rate. Rooms with 1 king-sized bed and 2 queen-sized beds are available (perfect for sharing with other attendees).
How much do tickets cost?
Early bird tickets for Focus: The Conference for Actors are $499 USD + tax and fees for each attendee. Due to popular demand, a limited number of student tickets are available for a reduced rate of $399 USD + tax and fees. Please send an email to email@example.com for the student discount code. All sales are final. All tickets include a 2-day conference pass, a ticket to the Focus Keynote Address, and access to the 2024 Focus Networking Dessert Reception. For an additional conference add-on of $50.00, attendees will have the opportunity to compete and perform in the One Minute Monologue Showcase (click here for more details). All meals are on your own during scheduled breaks.
When can I purchase my ticket?
Focus: The Conference for Actors tickets are now available for the early bird price! After April 1, 2024, tickets will increase to the full price of $625 USD + tax and fees.
Who is scheduled to appear?
Focus: The Conference for Actors is designed to bring top industry professionals, such as Casting Directors, Show Runners, Agents, Acting Coaches, Writers, Producers, Directors, and Professional Actors together to help you, the actor, make the most of your acting career. Speakers and guests are being added daily. Click here to see a current list of speakers and panelists and check back often. Please note that the speaker line-up is subject to change.
What is your refund policy?
All sales are final; although, tickets are transferrable to other attendees. If you have purchased a ticket and are unable to attend, please notify our office by calling 615-881-1464. Please note, tickets are not refundable.
Can I be a sponsor?
Yes. Sponsorship comes with a variety of benefits. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of 'Focus Sponsorship'. Click here to download our sponsorship packet.
Can I be a volunteer?
Yes. Please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line of 'Focus Volunteer.'