Top 5 Reasons to Attend FIRE’s 2013 CFN Conference

June 28, 2013

FIRE’s annual Campus Freedom Network (CFN) Conference is quickly approaching! Taking place July 19–21, just outside of Philadelphia at Bryn Mawr College, the CFN Conference is a weekend-long workshop designed to teach students about their First Amendment rights on campus and how to defend them. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply. If you have not yet applied, read these top 5 reasons to attend and then submit your application!

1. Connect with other free speech-loving students from across the country.

2012 Conference Attendees 

2. Hear from distinguished speakers like Juan Williams, Megan McArdle, Bob Corn-Revere, and FIRE’s First Amendment experts.

FIRE President Greg Lukianoff addresses students at FIRE’s 2012 CFN Conference

3. Learn how to combat campus censors and challenge your school’s unconstitutional speech codes.


Find out, for instance, how Hayden Barnes was unjustly expelled from Valdosta State University when he posted this collage on Facebook, and how FIRE fought back in this case and many others.

4. FREE registration, FREE accommodations, FREE food, and a travel stipend for all accepted students.

Bryn Mawr College, located just outside of Philadelphia, PA, the location of FIRE’s 2013 CFN Conference

5. “Food, Fun, & Freedom!” — 2012 conference attendee

Students at FIRE’s 2012 CFN Conference

What are you waiting for? Click here for more information and to apply. To hear even more reasons to attend the conference, or if you have any questions, contact me at