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2018 FIRE Faculty Conference: Apply now!

By May 10, 2018

FIRE is excited to announce that the general application process to attend our 2018 faculty conference is now open! We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis through July 31. Space is limited; apply early to secure a spot!

The 2018 faculty conference will take place from Oct. 11–13 in Chicago, at Loyola University Chicago’s downtown Water Tower campus, with accommodations at the nearby Omni Hotel.

As with last year’s faculty conference, our goal for the meeting in Chicago is to bring together faculty from a range of disciplines and institutions, who have a variety of viewpoints, to present research and discuss issues related to academic freedom and freedom of expression on campus.

Beyond these discussions, faculty will meet peers from around the country who share an interest in defending academic freedom and promoting rigorous intellectual discourse. We encourage any faculty member, graduate student, or higher education professional interested in these issues to submit an application to attend!

There is no fee to attend the conference, and those accepted will receive a $750 travel stipend to assist with the costs of lodging and transportation.

More information about the conference program and keynote speaker will be announced soon! Please email us at facultyconference@thefire.org with any questions.