Save the Date: Fifth Annual Campus Freedom Network Conference, July 27th-29, 2012

February 27, 2012

Christina Hoff Sommers

FIRE is pleased to announce that the 2012 Campus Freedom Network Conference will be held July 27-29 at Bryn Mawr College, just outside of Philadelphia. Over the past 4 years, more than 200 students have attended CFN conferences to learn about their rights from eminent First Amendment scholars, discuss cases with FIRE staff, and hear from fellow students about the best ways to advocate for change. Our 2012 CFN conference promises to be the best one yet!

We are thrilled to announce that our Saturday evening speaker will be ChristinaCFN Conference 2012 Hoff Sommers, a former philosophy professor and an author best known for her books Who Stole Feminism? and The War Against Boys. Robert Corn-Revere, a partner at the law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine in Washington, D.C., a First Amendment expert, and a featured speaker from the 2011 conference, will return this summer to update attendees on Barnes v. Zaccari, a federal civil rights case with major implications for student rights on campus. Other sessions will feature members of the FIRE Speakers Bureau and panels led by students who have been involved in FIRE cases and reforming campus speech codes. Check back on The Torch and at for more speaker announcements as the conference date approaches. 

We welcome all college students (including incoming freshmen) interested in learning about and defending free speech on campus to apply for the 2012 CFN Conference. The conference is FREE, and FIRE also will provide up to $300 to reimburse travel expenses for attendees to travel to Bryn Mawr. Space is limited, so you should register soon!


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