Steve Lambert

is staying inside.

Frank Gathering 2020

I’ll be speaking at the Frank Gathering, February 4-7 in Gainsville Florida.

I used the art department at my graduate school as a foot in the door for the rest of the University. I took advantage of being able to take classes in any department, so I studied things like Public Health Communication, Sociology, and Mass Behavior. This answered big questions I had about how art worked within society and opened up new areas of knowledge I didn’t know existed. It also confused most of the art faculty. Anyway, it’s an honor to be invited by the University of Florida Center for Public Interest Communications to speak at this event – very validating from a field where I’ve long felt like an outside admirer.

Other invitees this year include Center for Artistic Activism alumnus Debbie Almontaser, my co-director at the Center for Artistic Activism, Rebecca Bray, and comedian and creator of the Daily Show, Lizz Winstead.

frank is more than just a gathering. It is an essential community for movement builders and change makers – the people who use communications to drive positive social, institutional and behavioral change. A part of the University of Florida Center for Public Interest Communications, frank gathering informs and drives the field of public interest communications through research, insights and news.

Now in its seventh year, frank is bringing changemakers together from across the earth. Our community is made up of strategists, researchers, artists, journalists, students, activists and more. From corporate advocacy to the research lab, to the grassroots on the street activist, the frank community believes in using evidence-based strategies to drive social change. If you see yourself in our mission, then we welcome you into our community.

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