Lewis Towers (left) and Baumhart Hall (right) in Chicago (Credit: Loyola University)

2018 FIRE Faculty Conference: Coming to Chicago this fall

By March 30, 2018

FIRE is excited to announce that our 2018 Faculty Conference will take place from Oct. 11-13 in Chicago, Illinois, at Loyola University Chicago’s downtown Water Tower campus, with accommodations at the nearby Omni Hotel.

If you’re a faculty member or advanced graduate student who is interested in presenting a paper or a poster at the conference, please check out the call for proposals for more details.  There is one month left to apply: we will be accepting proposal submissions through April 30!

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. We encourage all interested faculty — irrespective of discipline, institution, or position — to submit a proposal.   

Those accepted to present papers at the conference will receive an honorarium of $3,000, in addition to reimbursement for travel and lodging. Those presenting posters will receive reimbursement for travel and lodging.

If you are interested in attending the conference (rather than presenting), an announcement on how to apply to attend will be available later this spring. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at facultyconference@thefire.org.

Schools: Loyola University Chicago