At frank2017, we’ll explore curiosity, and its special role in capturing attention and offering a gateway to understanding. Lizz Winstead will be back, as will 7 Minutes in Heaven. We’ll bring together more great speakers from the front lines of change and more great researchers whose work can help us do our work even better.

Speak frankly

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

If You’re Going to Change the World, You Better Bring Your Stories: An Interview with Andy Goodman

If You’re Going to Change the World, You Better Bring Your Stories: An Interview with Andy Goodman

We talked with Andy Goodman, director of The Goodman Center, about his career journey, the craft of storytelling and how stories can change the world.

Storytelling Exercise: Write Your Story in One Sentence

Storytelling Exercise: Write Your Story in One Sentence

Practice your storytelling skills with this exercise from Self Narrate, a storytelling organization.

A Storytelling Takeover

A Storytelling Takeover

Over the next week, Self Narrate, a nonprofit that believes in the power of storytelling, will take over our social media. They will share best practices and the science behind transformational storytelling. Learn more about them.

Why ‘Sharknado 4’ matters: Do climate disaster movies hurt the climate cause?

Why ‘Sharknado 4’ matters: Do climate disaster movies hurt the climate cause?

Climate disaster films are an emerging genre that reflect people’s desire to cope with a changing planet through art. How will they affect public attitudes on climate change?

More Speak frankly

frankology

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

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.