frank2016 is February 23 – 26, 2016 in Gainesville, Florida 

frank is the essential resource for movement builders and change makers – the people who use communications to drive social change. Here you’ll find research, thoughtful blog posts, news from the field of Public Interest Communications and – of course – everything you need to know about our annual gathering here in Gainesville, Florida.

Insights from movement builders and change makers on using strategic communications to drive social change, as well as updates from the frank team.

5 Black Artists Driving Change that You Need to Know

5 Black Artists Driving Change that You Need to Know

Art provides a unique engine for driving social change. In it’s various forms, art can foster empathy through storytelling and provide a face for various issues. From poetry to visual art to music, art can reach new audiences in ways that touch their lives, give them hope and inspire them to take action. So, here are five black artists you need to know.

5 Black Scholars Driving Change that You Need to Know

5 Black Scholars Driving Change that You Need to Know

From public health to the front lines of the feminist, climate justice and #blacklivesmatter movements, these five scholars are driving change with their work.

A New Kind of Academic Conference

A New Kind of Academic Conference

Creating things we wish existed is sort of our M.O. Read about our newest creation, frank (scholar, 2016).

Three Research Studies You Need to Know in 2016

Three Research Studies You Need to Know in 2016

Each year, we award one $10,000 and two $1,500 prizes to peer-reviewed research that contributes to effective public interest communications practice and that continues to build the academic field. Read about 2016 research in public interest in communications finalists

Our Tribe is Gathering. Will You Be There?

Our Tribe is Gathering. Will You Be There?

One of our phenomenal speakers, public interest communications guru Andy Goodman, has called on his tribe of do-gooders, storytellers, communication aficionados and people who want to make an impact, to join us at frank 2016. We can’t wait for Andy to share his insights at frank 2016. To learn more about his work, check out www.thegoodmancenter.com. Read Andy’s call to build our tribe.

We Just Built the Best frank Ever

Hard to believe, but the frank gathering will turn three this February, and it’s growing up. Read about what we have in store for frank2016.

More Speak frankly

Summaries of recent peer-reviewed research from multiple disciplines on the art of strategic communication.