Frequently Asked Questions

Updated August 29, 2020

Has Unmasked been officially rescheduled?

Yes. The Unmasked women’s conference has been rescheduled to September 7-10, 2021 (Tuesday through Friday). Even more time for the ladies to enjoy ourselves!


Will the special guests and speakers still be the same?

Real Talk Kim & Maranda Curtis are in the lineup for 2021 along with Dr. DeeDee Freeman. And there’s a surprise in store – another special guest will be announced soon! Please take note that the lovely Benita Williams will be hosted at the 2021 Linked UP Church Mother’s Day event. 


Has the location of the conference changed? 

The location has not changed. Unmasked 2021 will be hosted at Tradewinds Resort. We look forward to enjoying the many amenities offered. 


I already paid but unfortunately, I cannot make the Unmasked 2021 rescheduled date – how can I request a refund?

The refund policy is as follows:

  a. Refunds must be requested by October 3, 2020. Refunds after that date are subject to the original refund policy. This applies to anyone who paid more than the $100 deposit.

  b. $15 refund/cancellation fee.

  c. If you cancel and/or request a refund and then decide to attend Unmasked 2021, you must rebook at the 2021 pricing.


I registered for Unmasked 2020 on Brushfire what should I do?

Official communication will be sent by email from Brushfire, our registration platform. Please check your email (and Junk mail folder) to get more info on your options for applying your 2020 payments to the rescheduled date in 2021. 


If I already registered, will there be an additional cost?

Specific details on continuing payment plans for the 2021 date are forthcoming. Details will be sent in late September. If you want to maintain your deposit and/or current payments, you will not incur any inflated pricing. To continue with finalizing registration payments, you will adhere to the new payment schedule with the next payment due on November 8, 2020.


Yay! I couldn’t make it this year, but with the new date I can attend Unmasked 2021. 

We are so happy you can make it now! If you did not already register this year, this year’s registration pricing is available until November 8, 2020. You may register at original price of Conference only $199/Double room (with roommate) $649/Single room (no roommate) $725 until November 8, 2020.

  a. $250 non-refundable deposit required

  b. No discounts available


What will the pricing be after November 8, 2020?

  a. Conference only $249/Double room (with roommate) $699/Single room (no roommate) $799

  b. $250 non-refundable deposit due by November 8, 2020.

  c. All other stipulations apply, schedules, and amounts apply

  d. We will accept new/reinstated registrants throughout at the payment that is due at that timeline.


Can I transfer my registration to another person?

No. Transfers of registration are not allowed.


Can I have a private room to myself at the resort during the conference?

We are all about connecting! So, we highly recommend having a roommate at the Unmasked conference to build the comradery and have a partner for some of the time. However, you do have the option of a single, private room to yourself. Please see the cost for a single stay.   


What is the cost for a single stay?  

Yes, you have the privilege of rooming alone on the resort. See Single (no roommate) pricing


If I opt to book off-site accommodations, are there recommended hotels near the resort? 

TradeWinds Island Resort is where you want to be! The amenities they have to offer are simply amazing, plus you’ll be directly connected to everything Unmasked has to offer. There are other nearby hotels that you may consider for your stay.   You may search for nearby accommodations using the address of TradeWinds Island Resort which is 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706. 


How do I have access to the conference if I am staying off-site?

The resort will have a list of all those who have paid their conference fees and during registration for the conference, you will receive your swag bag and a wristlet that will allow you access to the resort during the conference.


What airport do I fly into? 

Tampa International Airport is 30 miles away, via Interstate 275.


 May I extend my stay? 

TradeWinds Island Resort has offered conference rates to attendees for 3 days before and/or 3 days after the conference dates.  Please coordinate directly with TradeWinds Island Resort by contacting Alana Owens at 800-345-6461to extend your stay.


Is there an itinerary available? 

An updated 2021 itinerary will be posted when it is available.



Are there other amenities (shopping, eating, entertainment, etc.) within walking distance of the resort? 

The resort has over 30 amenities on-site including 14 restaurants, grab & go outlets, spa’s and laundry facilities. You can also use Uber, Lyft or rideshare if you want to visit the nearby mall, other beaches, sites, zoo, or amusement park(s).  


Does the resort provide transportation to and from the airport? 

There is a resort shuttle. However, there is a fee that you will pay on site if you decide to ride. There is also the Sun Coast Beach Trolley available to service you as well as Uber, Lyft, and RideShare. 


Where is the conference being held? 

The conference will be held at the TradeWinds Island Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida. The resort is about 30 miles away from Tampa International Airport (Code: TPA) via Interstate 275. 


Will there be transportation provided for those staying off-site at the conference? 

Conference attendees are responsible for their own transportation. The options available are Sun Coast Beach Trolley and Uber, Lyft or rideshare. All conference events are held at the host hotel, TradeWinds Island Resort. 


What if don’t have anyone to room with and cannot afford to pay the full amount for a single stay?  

If you cannot afford to pay the full amount for a single stay, a roommate will be assigned to you.


How are roommates chosen? 

There will be a questionnaire sent out and based on your responses we will pair you with someone who matches your personality.  


Can I request my roommate?  

Yes, you may request who you would like to room with.


Can nonmembers attend? 

Yes! We encourage you to invite your family and friends to this life-changing event!


Is there an age requirement for the conference? 

Yes, ladies must be 16 years and older to attend.


Can I invite my husband? 

You are more than welcome to invite your husband. However, he is not allowed to attend the conference, or anything associated with the conference. This conference is for women only ages 16 and older


Are children allowed? (resort, conference, etc.) 

You are more than welcome to bring your child(ren). However, your child is not allowed to attend the conference, or anything associated with the conference. This conference is for women only ages 16 and older.


Is the resort all-inclusive? 

No, however, there are all-inclusive resort packages that can be purchased on-site upon arrival. 


Is there Wi-Fi free? 

The resort amenity fee includes guest room Wi-Fi.


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