Conference 2023: Free Speech and the Left

Conference Dates: June 17-June 24 – SEE ALL THE PANELS HERE!

The left has been silent and allowed the traditional leftist commitment to free speech to erode and even fall out of favor. This has had an effect on a whole range of leftist issues, from journalism to environmental activism, worker’s rights, animal rights, etc.

In our opinion, reconnecting over the issue of free speech and reclaiming it as a core principle is an existential issue for the left.

We hope people will leave this experience with a renewed understanding of why free speech is so important, why there has been an historical attachment to free speech on the left, and the need to reclaim that connection.

This conference is not meant to be a cheerleader rally for leftist ideology, but rather a provocative demonstration of the importance of free speech and the open exchange of ideas.