Announcing the FIRE Student Network’s 2020 Summer Conference

April 30, 2020

FIRE is thrilled to announce the 2020 FIRE Student Network Summer Conference will take place July 24-26 in Philadelphia.

FIRE’s annual summer conference is a weekend-long, intensive gathering designed to teach students about their rights and to provide them the necessary tools to assert and defend them on campus. Our conference brings together college students from around the country and across the ideological spectrum who share a passion for free speech and due process.

In addition to our keynote speakers (to be announced soon!), the 2020 FSN conference will feature dynamic and thought-provoking workshops led by FIRE staff. Working directly with attendees, FIRE staffers will educate students about the First Amendment and provide practical lessons about how to successfully stand up for their free speech rights on campus.

The event is free to attend and open to current students at U.S. colleges and universities, including graduate students and incoming freshmen. Housing and meals will be provided, and a travel reimbursement for up to $300 per student will be available to help students travel to and from Philadelphia.

For more information, visit The application deadline is Friday, June 19 — but space is limited and spots fill up quickly, so apply today

We hope to see you in Philadelphia this summer!