FIRE’s 2011 CFN Conference Starts Tonight!

By July 14, 2011

The Campus Freedom Network Conference starts tonight! Students are coming from across the country to learn about free speech on campus, and to hear from our distinguished speakers, including:

  • Nick Gillespie, editor in chief of Reason.com and Reason.tv.
  • Robert Corn-Revere, a partner at the law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine in Washington, D.C., and a First Amendment expert. Corn-Revere is the lead attorney for former Valdosta State University student Hayden Barnes in Barnes v. Zaccari, a federal civil rights case currently before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
  • Professor Jan Blits, a professor in the University Honors Faculty at the University of Delaware. In 2009, Professor Blits received FIRE’s own Prometheus Award for his efforts in ending the University of Delaware’s appalling student indoctrination program.

For those of you who are unable to join us this weekend, we will be live streaming some sessions starting Thursday evening at 8:15 p.m. ET, and resuming at 9:30 a.m. on Friday. You can watch it on the CFN’s Ustream channel or the Young Americans for Liberty website.

FIRE’s staff also will be blogging and tweeting from the conference. Check The Torch as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages (#CFN11) for updates.