frank2017 is over, but you can watch all the talks here.


We are forever grateful to our sponsors and their continued commitment to frank and public interest communications.

  • Atlantic Philanthropies
  • Al and Nancy Burnett Charitable Foundation
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • The Karel Endowment for Public Interest Communications
  • UF College of Journalism and Communications.
  • This event has been financed in part by a Tourist Development Tax Grant from the
 Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
  • Visit Gainesville

Here’s what happened:

  • Wednesday, March 1

    Opening Ceremonies Watch
    Andy Goodman, The Goodman Center. The Power of Huh Watch
    Charles Fishman, Author. Watch
    Rashad Robinson, Color of Change. Presence of Power. Watch
    Shanelle Matthews, Black Lives Matter. Invoking Radical Imagination. Watch
    Bridget Evans. My Year of Breaking Open. Watch
    Dan Ariely

  • Thursday, March 2

    Carroll Bogert, The Marshall Project. “Hello from the Other Side:” Why the counter-argument makes your argument better Watch
    Rob Anderson, Curiosity in a Time of Stress. Watch
    Bobby Jones. “The Good is the New Cool Model: 7 Principles to Market Like You Give Damn” Watch
    Jacquelin Salg, Karel Fellow. Combatting Stigma By Giving Voice Watch
    Ram Devineni, Rattaplex. Stand with Priya Watch
    Brian Southwell. “Why misinformation happens and what we can do about it” Watch
    frank scholar Update: Troy Campbell and Natalie Tindall.
    Frank Waddell, University of Florida. When Do We Jump on the Social Media Bandwagon? Watch
    Jamie Henn, Out-Imagining the Opposition Watch
    Luisa Guaraco, Karel Fellow. The V Word (It’s not what you’re thinking) Watch
    7 Minutes in Heaven with a Scientist. James Druckman, Lisa Fazio and Sander Vanderlinden. Watch
    Taylor Tringali, Florida Fellow. Draw your Cow – Change the World. Watch
    Ellen Schneider, Active Voice Lab. Why We Need to Sharpen Our Tools Watch
    Andrew Slack, The Orphan, the Empire, and the New American Revolution he Orphan, the Empire, and the New American Revolution
    Amy Ray, The Indigo Girls. The Persistence of Optimism Watch

  • Friday, March 3

    Caty Borum Chattoo & Leena Jayaswal, American University Watch
    Ibram X. Kendi, University of Florida. Stamped from the Beginning Watch
    Eric Deggans, NPR. Building Bridges Not Walls: Learning from the media’s confusing coverage of race and politics
    Sara Jaffe, Author. We Will Not Change The World By Asking Nicely Watch
    Trey Kay, Us and Them. What I Learned About Empathy from a Textbook. Watch
    Claire Wardle, . More than fake news: Understanding the Disinformation Ecosystem. Watch
    Tory Perfetti: It’s We The People: Policy Change is Grass Roots Watch
    Ann Christian, University of Florida and Closing Ceremonies. Watch