frank 2015

It’s time to start planning your frank pilgrimage.

Join us in Gainesville, February 25 – 27.

The people who come to frank are leading minds who drive change by funding it, studying it, or practicing it. The rabble-rousers and the do-gooders, those who look Goliath in the eye, and say “bring it.”

Think you have what it takes to be a frankster? Join us for frank: amplified.

Finds

Here’s where you’ll find a curated collection of headlines and links to great content from the interwebs that we thought you might love, too. Found something great? Send it to us and we’ll feature it.

Tweeting About Bullets, Not Buckets

ISIS Displaying a Deft Command of Varied Media

ISIS Displaying a Deft Command of Varied Media

Western intelligence services are worried about ISIS’s extraordinary command of state-of-the-art videos, ground images shot from drones and multilingual Twitter messages.

    

Get Out The Tin Foil Hats

Will the internet eat your brain?

Will the internet eat your brain?

Susan Greenfield, a British neuroscientist, and author of “Mind Change,” has been warning for years of what she sees as the dangers of computers and the internet, as they move out of the office and into people’s living rooms, pockets and personal lives.

    

Instant Communication Not Always Instant

Bubbles Carry a Lot of Weight

Bubbles Carry a Lot of Weight

Does the “typing awareness indicator” make you anxious? You know, that little gray bubble with the ellipses that pops up on your iPhone while you are waiting for a response from the person you sent a text message.

    

Giddy Up!

Seoul Survivors: ‘The Birth of Korean Cool’

Seoul Survivors: ‘The Birth of Korean Cool’

Once known as the Hermit Kingdom, Korea has earmarked a billion-dollar investment fund dedicated to fostering popular culture.

    

What's frank?

#frankspeaksvolumes

frank is a community for people who use communications to drive change. Here you’ll find research, thoughtful blog posts, news from the field, jobs, and—of course—everything you need to know about our annual gathering for change makers here in Gainesville.

frankology

Here’s where we offer summaries of recent peer-reviewed research from multiple disciplines that offers insight that can improve the practice of the field. On frankology, you’ll find the scholarship that’s most relevant to change agents.

frank talk

Read about what’s working and why.

Five Reasons Why frank Matters for Social Change

Five Reasons Why frank Matters for Social Change

As we gear up for the 2015 gathering, here are five reasons why frank matters for social change communicators.

It’s Shocking What Some People Think Is Good Advertising — And It’s A Good Thing They Do

It’s Shocking What Some People Think Is Good Advertising — And It’s A Good Thing They Do

Shock ads may not be for the faint of heart but they can incite people with big hearts to take action.

We Made You Something

We Made You Something

It’s been time for frank to grow for a long time.

Clips

Clips, where you’ll find videos of everyone who’s spoken at frank, the annual gathering for social change communicators in Gainesville, plus more great content from the frank community.

Public Interest Communications @ UF
Public Interest Communications @ UF
Jacob Atem: Healing & Teaching the Lost Boys of Sudan
Jacob Atem: Healing & Teaching the Lost Boys of Sudan
Carolyn Day: Utopian Forms of Values
Carolyn Day: Utopian Forms of Values
Cody Romano: Pinpointing Calls to Action: Using GPS for Social Change
Cody Romano: Pinpointing Calls to Action: Using GPS for Social Change
Kristen King: From the Swamp to the Concrete Jungle, Building a Career in Public Interest Communications
Kristen King: From the Swamp to the Concrete Jungle, Building a Career in Public Interest Communications
David Bornstein: Problems Shout, Solutions Whisper
David Bornstein: Problems Shout, Solutions Whisper

About us

Who we are

Read about what we’re doing to build the field of public interest communications here at the University of Florida, and read about the dedicated and passionate individuals who work on frank. 

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