The clock’s ticking. 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.
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.
Last week a cuddling shop opened in Portland, Ore. The runaway success of the venture is part of a broader trend showing that people need to touch and be touched. But unfortunately many are touch-deprived, which can lead to aggression, depression, pain and health problems.
American presidents spend their time in office trying to carve out a prominent place in the nation’s collective memory, but most are destined to be forgotten within 50-to-100 years of their serving as president, suggests a newly published study on presidential name recall in the journal Science.
Don't Kiss Off These Findings
Heterosexuals have predominantly egalitarian views on legal benefits for same-sex couples but are less supportive of public displays of affection, according to a study in the American Sociological Review. Notes one researcher: “Heterosexuals may be increasingly willing to grant legal benefits to gay and lesbian couples” but “entrenched prejudice that takes on subtler forms may remain.”
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.
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.
Read about what’s working and why.
Poverty is nuanced and complicated enough. So when trying to help people out of it, let’s remember to use the right words.
I’ll admit it. I’m obsessive. Not about everything, but unabashedly so about things that matter.
In this section, you’ll find videos featuring everyone who’s spoken at frank, the annual gathering for social change communicators in Gainesville, plus more great content from the frank community.
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.