FIRE Summer Conference 2017

FIRE Student Network Summer Conference

Meet FIRE staff and fellow student advocates for free speech from across the country.
Learn strategies and techniques for creating real change on campus.

What are the details?

The FSN Summer Conference will take place at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 14–16, 2017. The conference will kick off on Friday afternoon and end with lunch on Sunday.

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

Applications are due Friday, June 23.

What’s included?

Housing and meals will be provided for all attendees. FIRE will also pay a stipend of up to $300 for travel costs. Students must attend the full conference to be eligible for a travel reimbursement.


Daryl Davis

Daryl Davis

Jeffrey Rosen

Jeffrey Rosen

What People Are Saying

“I would highly, highly recommend this conference to friends. I learned so much and I think more students ought to learn what their rights truly are.”

“While the sessions and speeches were terrific, the biggest strength of the program was the outstanding opportunity to get to know other students working on their campuses to expand student rights.”

“I would recommend this conference in a heartbeat! It was a terrifically rewarding and intellectually stimulating weekend and I am so grateful to have been able to attend.”

“As was pointed out at the conference — administrators often get away with their policies because students don’t know what their rights are. Education is the most important aspect of progress in free speech.”

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