Join us for frank2020.
February 5-7, 2020

Speaker and Program Announcements start in mid-fall.

“How we spend our days is how we spend our lives.”

—Annie Dillard

At this year’s frank, we’re diving into two areas that seem unrelated, emotions and systems, and where they come together:


What role does this play in the chasm between awareness and action? How do emotions inspire action or apathy: are we more likely to act out of hope or despair? Pride or anger? And what role do our emotions play in connecting us or pushing us apart?

Our daily actions and the ways in which we do our work are cluttered by assumption and habit. In examining these two areas, we have the opportunity to reexamine the ways in which we approach our work, interrogate learned and habitual behaviors, and find new ways to move forward on the issues to which we have devoted our lives. It has been said that all any of has to give in our lives is our love and our labor, and maybe this is where these two ideas unite.

All frank2020 events will occur in downtown Gainesville, Florida.

The frank headquarters is the Hippodrome State Theater and the Hampton Inn and Suites in Downtown Gainesville. We also have a block of rooms at the the new AC Hotel Marriott and the Holiday Inn. Registration links for room blocks available soon.

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