Register for FIRE’s Student Summer Conference Today!

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FIRE Student Network Summer Conference

Our biggest and most popular event is back!

As an attendee, you will:

Forge connections and network with peers.

Ignite your rights.

Reform your campus to suit your civil liberties.

Engage with FIRE staff and fellow student-advocates.

What are the details?

The FSN Summer Conference will take place at the Franklin Institute and National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 15–17, 2022. The conference will kick off on Friday evening and end Sunday afternoon.

We welcome current students at U.S. colleges and universities, including graduate students and incoming freshmen.

Applications are due Friday, July 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm (ET).

What’s included?

Meals will be provided for all attendees. FIRE will also reimburse up to $500 for travel and lodging costs. Students must attend the entirety of the conference to be eligible for a travel reimbursement.

What people are saying

“The most valuable part was meeting other students who are facing similar backlash against free speech and due process but who are keeping the fight for those values. Those interactions turned into friendships and connections.”

It was great to see…people getting along, talking and laughing together, asking each other questions, agreeing on middle ground even for those emotionally polarizing issues, and ultimately listening to and learning from each others’ perspectives. The students at the conference, and everyone at FIRE, seem like a model for the kind of humble, nuanced, open-mindedness that I think is incredibly necessary in politics—and everywhere..”

I would highly recommend FIRE events such as this to anyone who wishes to advance an understanding of first amendment law and free speech culture.”

Ready to speak out on campus? This is your chance to learn how to ignite your rights. Apply today!