2013 CFN Conference
FIRE is pleased to announce the 2013 Campus Freedom Network Conference! The CFN conference gives students from across the country an opportunity meet fellow advocates for free speech on campus. Attendees will hear from distinguished First Amendment scholars, fellow student activists, and FIRE staff about the philosophical and legal arguments for student rights on campus and how they can improve the culture of free speech at their schools.
We welcome all college students interested in defending free speech on campus to apply to attend the conference. The conference is FREE, and FIRE will also provide up to $300 to reimburse expenses for accepted students to travel to Bryn Mawr. Space is limited, so you should register soon!
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Bryn Mawr College
July 19-21, 2013
- The CFN Conference is a weekend-long workshop designed to teach students about their First Amendment rights on campus and how to defend them.
- The conference will begin with a reception on Friday afternoon and end with lunch on Sunday.
- Room, board, and meals will be provided for attendees.
- Travel reimbursements for up to $300 will be available to help accepted students get to and from Bryn Mawr.*
Megan McArdle is a special correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast covering business, economics, and public policy. McArdle has written extensively about the rising cost of higher education and the shifting value and meaning of a college degree in our society.
Juan Williams is a noted author and analyst for Fox News and The Washington Post. When Williams was fired from NPR in 2010, it sparked a national discussion about the negative impact of political correctness on American discourse, as chronicled in his bookMuzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate.
Robert "Bob" Corn-Revere
Robert Corn-Revere, a partner at the law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine in Washington, D.C., is a leading expert in First Amendment law. He is currently serving as lead counsel for student Hayden Barnes in Barnes v. Zaccari, a federal civil rights case with major implications for student rights on campus.