Published: Oct. 21, 2019

ann christiano science making people care public interest communicationsAnn Christiano, the Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications and the Director of the Center for Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida, will be at CU Boulder October 23 and 24 to connect and speak with members of the campus community about the emerging field of Public Interest Communications. Ann is an expert in the art and science of using the proven tools of strategic communications, design, advertising and marketing to promote social change and advance solutions to major public challenges. 

Members of campus and public communities are invited to attend her interactive presentation on Wednesday, October 23 at 1:30 pm in Old Main Chapel. During her talk entitled “The Science of Making People Care,” Christiano will discuss six core principles from behavioral, cognitive and social science that attendees can apply to help people care more about their work. In this lively and hands-on session, people will learn to apply these rules to their own work and will leave with a science-based framework for approaching new communications challenges. There will be a reception upstairs immediately after Christiano's presentation (light fare and refreshments provided), which will end at 4 pm.

Christiano’s visit to campus is being organized by CU Engage, and is co-sponsored by the School of Education and CMCI.

For more information about Ann's visit or to learn about other ways to connect with Ann while she's here, email Jennifer Ciplet at

Click here to view the event poster PDF.