As a senior fellow at Columbia University School of the Arts, Frank is faculty director of its Strategic Storytelling seminar, presented in partnership with Columbia Business School Executive Education, and awards co-director of its Digital Storytelling Lab, where he launched the Digital Dozen: Breakthroughs in Storytelling awards in 2016. He has also been a guest lecturer at undergraduate and graduate-level classes at Columbia, NYU, Wellesley, and USC; led master classes at NYU and in Paris; spoken at academic conferences and participated in workshops at Stanford, USC, and the Politecnico di Milano; and served as a peer reviewer for the International Journal of Communication, published by the USC Annenberg Press.
In addition to his academic work, Frank has been brought in to lead special workshops in communications and storytelling for such organizations as L'Oréal, TBWA\Chiat\Day, and the UN's Department of Economic and Social Affairs. For inquiries, please contact Frank directly.
STRATEGIC STORYTELLING SEMINAR
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL EXECUTIVE EDUCATION
With media-savvy audiences increasingly tuning out ad messages while seeking immersive entertainment experiences, the way businesses need to tell their story is changing. Led by faculty director Frank Rose and jointly sponsored by the Columbia University School of the Arts and Columbia Business School, this two-day intensive is designed for executives at all levels who want to understand digital storytelling and how to leverage its potential. For details, please contact the program manager at Columbia University School of the Arts.
Next sessions: June 11-12, 2020; Nov. 12-13, 2020.
DIGITAL DOZEN: BREAKTHROUGHS IN STORYTELLING
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS DIGITAL STORYTELLING LAB
Initiated in January 2016, the Digital Storytelling Lab's annual Breakthroughs in Storytelling Awards celebrate the past year's most innovative approaches to narrative. The program highlights the extraordinary range and power of narrative technologies in use today, from virtual reality to mobile apps to artificial intelligence.
FUTURE OF STORYTELLING
Founded in the belief that stories shape the meaning and momentum of life, the Future of StoryTelling summit brings together top executives, creative talent, and technologists with the vision and influence to change the way stories are told. As technologies evolve, how will we create, share, and experience this most fundamental unit of human culture?
LECTURE AND WORKSHOP IN STORYTELLING, SCUOLA HOLDEN
Founded in Turin in 1994 as a school of storytelling and performing arts, Scuola Holden was envisioned as a place that Holden Caulfield would never have been expelled from. Frank has twice appeared at the month-long orientation program known as Holden Start, lecturing and leading a two-day workshop in immersive storytelling.
CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS STRATEGIC STUDIES GROUP
The Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group generates revolutionary naval warfare concepts—concepts that would upset the existing order but that Navy organizations are currently not pursuing. Each year the team holds a two-day exploration event during which core members interact with leading-edge thinkers; Frank was part of that process for 2014.
THE FUTURE OF CONTENT IN A PUBLISH-ON-DEMAND WORLD
MEDIAX AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Co-sponsored by mediaX and CodeX at Stanford University, this two-day conference was held in February 2014 and featured results from cutting-edge research on creative destruction in the media ecosystem. Frank's presentation was adapted from "Schumpeter and the Future of Media," his paper in The Milken Institute Review.
NOTES FOR THE FUTURE
SEMI DI FUTURO: 150 ANNI POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Held in December 2013 in partnership with Moleskine as part of the 150th anniversary celebration of the Politecnico di Milano, this half-day conference focused on how we will generate, record, and share ideas in the analog and digital continuum. Frank spoke on the findings from "Embracing Analog," a study he designed with JWT Intelligence to explore attitudes about digital v. physical.
THINK & DO: RE-ENVISIONING THE HOME TV EXPERIENCE
What does it mean to "watch" TV? What might it mean to "do" TV? These were the two provocations that grounded this November 2013 Think & Do workshop at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Innovation Lab. Frank joined representatives from USC and from such companies as DirecTV, FOX, Warner Bros., and William Morris Endeavor for this invitation-only event, which generated prototypes for The New Screens, a key research pillar of the Lab's Edison Project.
MASTER CLASS IN TRANSMEDIA
L'ASSOCIATION BEAUMARCHAIS-S.A.C.D. / ORANGE
Established in partnership with the Association Beaumarchais-S.A.C.D., an arm of the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques, the Bourse Orange/Formats innovants is a grant program that aims to encourage the development of new formats for digital distribution. In November 2013, Frank gave a keynote address at a two-day master class for grant recipients at Orange headquarters in Paris.
POP‑UP THINK TANK: FAMILY, INNOVATION, & STORYTELLING
In a one-day session in New York in April 2012, family financial advisors Pitcairn and Independent Means explored the future of family innovation and storytelling. Frank was among the thought catalysts, along with Greg Brandeau of Pixar/Walt Disney Studios, Joline Godfrey of Independent Means, and Alan B. Houghton of Pitcairn.
X MEDIA LAB: SOUNDS DIGITAL
Held in London in April 2010, Sounds Digital was a three-day lab and conference for media and music professionals that focused on the future of music—online video, social media, music streaming, mobile applications, and immersive entertainment experiences.
MASTER CLASS IN LITERARY REPORTAGE
ARTHUR L. CARTER JOURNALISM INSTITUTE AT NYU
Every semester, NYU's Literary Reportage concentration invites a veteran journalist to teach a master class emphasizing a particular skill, idea or genre. For the fall 2009 class, Frank focused on reporting as cultural ethnography.