Announcing FIRE’s 2020 Regional Conference: Campaigning on Campus

January 22, 2020

FIRE is excited to announce that our 2020 Regional Conference, themed “Campaigning on Campus,” will take place on Saturday, March 28 in Nashville, Tennessee, at Vanderbilt University. 

This one-day event offers a crash course on freedom of expression, with particular emphasis on this year’s political campaigns on campus.

With the nation embroiled in one of the most interesting and contentious election cycles of our lifetime, this workshop has never been more timely. 

Attendees will learn from experts about the history of censorship on campus and the forces at play in the struggle against restrictive speech codes. Participants will also work closely with FIRE staff to develop strategies to campaign with confidence, backed by a robust understanding of the First Amendment and its protections. Students will be equipped with knowledge of the First Amendment, gain skills to protect and celebrate their civil liberties, and develop ideas to implement change on campus.

FIRE’s 2020 Regional Conference: Campaigning on Campus is free to attend and open to current students, including graduate students, at U.S. colleges and universities. Meals will be provided, as well as a travel reimbursement of up to $300 for students traveling to and from the conference. For more information, click here. Space is limited and spots fill up quickly, so apply today! We’ll see you there!