The application deadline for the 11th annual FIRE Student Network Summer Conference is just around the corner, and spaces are filling up fast! Housing and meals will be provided, and a travel reimbursement for up to $300 per student will be available. Apply by Sunday, June 17 at 11:59pm ET for the opportunity to attend the flagship student civil liberties event of the year!
On July 20, over 100 students from around the country and across the ideological spectrum will arrive in Philadelphia to come together for a full weekend of workshops, networking, and collaboration with the nation’s top free speech advocates.
FIRE’s staff has been gearing up for months to ensure that every student who attends the FIRE Student Network Summer Conference will leave with a robust understanding of their rights — and the confidence, tools, and resources to assert and defend them on campus.
Attendees will work closely with FIRE staff to explore current free speech and due process challenges and learn about the history of censorship on campus and the forces at play in the current struggle against restrictive speech codes. Attendees will hear from keynote speakers Jacob Mchangama, founder and CEO of Danish think-tank Justitia and host of the podcast Clear and Present Danger: A History of Free Speech; and Ira Glasser, former executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union.
The conference will open with a reception on Friday and close with lunch on Sunday. The event is free to attend and open to current students at U.S. colleges and universities, including graduate students and incoming freshmen.
The conference will be held at the National Constitution Center, just steps away from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Whether you’re an activist, a student journalist, a member of your school’s student government, or just someone looking to learn more about your rights, you cannot afford to miss this opportunity. The application will close on Sunday, June 17 at 11:59pm ET. Apply today!