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Frank 2020

February 4, 2020February 7, 2020

Once more, with feeling…

frank is back for its seventh year, and at this gathering we’re going to play with your emotions.

Or at least how you can intentionally use emotion in your work. We’ll dive in, as frank does, with the research-informed insights and actionable examples from the field. Plus plenty of time to explore, connect with old friends or make new ones in the funky Floridian February escape so many look forward to throughout the year.

Awe. Fear. Pride. Anger. Love. Hope.

What role do these play in the chasm between awareness and action? How do emotions inspire action or apathy? Are we more likely to act out of hope or despair? Pride or anger? And what role do our emotions play in connecting us or pushing us apart?

We’ll explore each — and more — in depth during our curated main stage talks. Then head off to “Recess” a few times each day for smaller group discussions. Have a Recess idea? Submit it here by Dec. 15.

What is frank?

frank is more than just a gathering. It is an essential community for movement builders and change makers – the people who use communications to drive positive social, institutional and behavioral change. A part of the University of Florida Center for Public Interest Communicationsfrank gathering informs and drives the field of public interest communications through research, insights and news.

Now in its seventh year, frank is bringing changemakers together from across the earth. Our community is made up of strategists, researchers, artists, journalists, students, activists and more. From corporate advocacy to the research lab, to the grassroots on the street activist, the frank community believes in using evidence-based strategies to drive social change. If you see yourself in our mission, then we welcome you into our community.

Why are we called ‘frank’?
frank not only refers to our direct and candid approach to our work in public interest communications, it pays homage to Frank Karel, the big thinker who invested so much in building the field for people who use strategic communications to drive social change.


February 4, 2020
February 7, 2020
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