Over the past year higher education has been upended as colleges and universities transitioned to remote learning and the online campus.
How has this transition—along with the summer’s historic protests, the 2020 election and the change in administration—impacted democratic engagement, activism and the national speech landscape? How will we navigate the return to in-person learning and post-pandemic life?
Join scholars, students and advocates virtually for our third annual #SpeechMatters conference as we look forward and chart the course for campus expression and engagement.
- Greta Anderson, Inside Higher Ed
- Aidan Arasasingham, UC Student Association
- Erwin Chemerinsky, UC Berkeley School of Law
- Michelle Deutchman, UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement
- Renée DiResta, Stanford Internet Observatory
- Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge at Civic Nation
- President Michael V. Drake, University of California
- Katya Ehresman, Campus Vote Project
- Mark Ghaly MD, MPH, CA HHS
- Howard Gillman, UC Irvine
- David Greene, Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Alexandria Harris, The Andrew Goodman Foundation
- Pien Huang, NPR
- Rafael Jaime, UCLA
- Alice E. Marwick, UNC Chapel Hill
- Syreeta Nolan, UCSD
- Ebonee Rice, News Literacy Project
- Emerson Sykes, ACLU
- Naomi Waters, UC Riverside
- Keith E. Whittington, Academic Freedom Alliance
- Essence Wynter, UCSB
- On Trust in Science and Public Health Communications
- Challenges to Truth: Disinformation in the Digital Age
- Diving Deep: Current Threats to Academic Freedom
- Student Advocacy and Activism at UC
- Processing and Predictions: A Conversation about Speech on Campus
- Looking Ahead: Sustaining and Building Civic Engagement on Campus
Learn more about the conference, speakers and agenda at: freespeechcenter.universityofcalifornia.edu/speechmatters-2021.