Newseum Institute, Knight Foundation sponsoring “Free Speech on Campus” conference


“Free Speech on Campus” Conference @ Knight Conference Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

The Newseum Institute and the Knight Foundation will sponsor a one-day “Free Speech on Campus” conference on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at the Newseum to discuss the challenges to free expression on college campuses related to conversations about race, ethnicity, class, gender and sexual identity.

When: April 2, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: Knight Conference Center  555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20001Cost: Apply by Feb. 22 at

The goal of the conference — the first step in a joint initiative exploring contemporary free speech and free expression issues on college campuses — is to gather a varied representative group of students to explore these issues in a meeting consistent with the First Amendment’s provision for a “marketplace of ideas” within our society. Later this year, the Newseum will host a “Free Expression Fair” in Washington, D.C., where students will demonstrate projects that promote free expression on campus. One goal of these programs is to develop a nonpartisan “Guide to Free Speech on Campus” later this year.

College students who are interested in free expression issues on campus can apply now through midnight on Feb. 28, 2016. Applicants will be notified by March 4 if they have been accepted. The Newseum Institute and the Knight Foundation will pay hotel and food costs, along with some travel costs for conference participants.


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