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The 2018 Agenda. Here’s what happened:

  • Wednesday, February 7

    Opening Ceremonies. Watch

    Andy Goodman, The Goodman Center. Let’s Play a Game Watch

    Lizz Winstead, Comedian, Author, Activist. Watch

    Duane Bray, Ideo. Serious Play. Watch

    Annie Neimand, frank Research Director. frank research prize introductions. Watch

    Ann Christiano, Karel Chair for Public Interest Communications. Play with frank. Watch

    Elizabeth Cushing, Playworks. The Play’s the Thing. Watch

    Michael Tran, frank Director of Play & Playworks. Discovering You — And Others Who Play. Watch

    Tina Rosenberg, Solutions Journalism, New York Times. Safety First — How to Do Great Journalism While Covering What Works. Watch

    Saleem Reshamwala, KidEthnic. Strange Limits — Using Weird Rules to Make More Interesting Work. Watch

    Lisa Schneider, Merriam-Webster. What it Means to Tell the Truth About Words, with Amy Lynn Smith. Watch

  • Thursday, February 8

    Professor Toon, Producer, Rapper, Songwriter. Follow the Paper. Watch

    Tom Liacas, NetChange Consulting. Campaign Innovation in the Digital Age. Watch

    Annie Neimand, frank Research Director. Seven Minutes in Heaven… with a Scientist: Chelsea Schein. Watch

    Eric Asche, Truth Initiative. Truth in Three Acts. Watch

    Sarah Corbett, Craftivist Collective. Should Craftivism Be Fun. Watch

    Eli Pariser, Upworthy. The Fleet — The Future of Mission-Driven Media. Watch

    Georgia Hirsty, Greenpeace. The Power of Less — Too Many Words Can Be the Same As None. Watch

    Annie Neimand, frank Research Director. Seven Minutes in Heaven… with a Scientist: Hana Shepherd. Watch

    Bahia Shehab, Artist, Associate Professor at American University in Cairo

    Annie Neimand, frank Research Director. Seven Minutes in Heaven… with a Scientist: Erica Ciszek. Watch

    Aaron Foley, City of Detroit. Why Detroit’s Story Matters. Watch

    Stephen Voltz and Fritz Grobe, EepyBird. Unlocking Viral Video for Social Good. Watch

    Kirk Cheyfitz, A More Perfect Story. Failing to Form a More Perfect Union — Our Fault. Watch

  • Friday, February 9

    Nick Briz, New Media Artist. An Artist’s Guide to Tactical Mis-Use. Watch

    Tania Mejia, Jolt. Our America — The Power of Identifying in Grassroots Organizing. Watch

    The frank Show — Prize Panel. Watch

    Jeff Kreisler, Comedian & Author. How Behavioral Science Can Improve Decision-Making with Work, Money and Life. Watch

    Travis Atria, Musician. Music as a Weapon. Watch

    Jeff Orlowski, Exposure Labs. Throwing a Better Party for the Planet. Watch

    A Conversation with Benjamin Booker and Alex Asendorf. Watch

    frank 2018 closing video. Watch