Global Free Speech Summit 2024

Summit Overview On October 17-18, 2024, The Future of Free Speech and Vanderbilt University will host the inaugural Global Free Speech Summit, an event to discuss the most pressing challenges threatening freedom of expression worldwide and identify impactful solutions to reinvigorate this fundamental freedom. About the Summit Oct. 17-18, 2024  |  Nashville, TN On October 17-18, 2024, […]

Symposium | Artificial Intelligence & The First Amendment: Protecting Free Speech in the AI Era

DATE: June 24, 2024 TIME: 9:00 AM — 3:45 PM LOCATION: AGU | 2000 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009 As federal and state policymakers grapple with how to regulate emerging AI technology, there is an urgent need to address the implications of policy proposals on free speech and open discourse. Policymakers around the world […]

Booklaunch: Counterspeech – Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Countering Dangerous Speech

Date: 29 Feb 2024 17:00 – 19:00 Location: Online & Room SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge Register Future Free Speech have contributed with a chapter: Reimagining the Current Regulatory Framework to Online Hate Speech: Why Making Way for Alternative Methods is Paramount for Free Speech By Jacob Mchangama and Natalie Alkiviadou  Book […]

Symposium – AI & Digital Regulation: Impact on Human Rights and Freedom of Expression

In recent years, the European Union has adopted a set of ground-breaking laws that will change how the digital sector operates. If 2022 brought us the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act, 2024 will be the year of the Artificial Intelligence Act. These laws, along with others like the General Data Protection Regulation, […]

Counter Speech Trainings

WHAT The Future of Free Speech Project (FFS) cordially invites you to register for our forthcoming (November 2023) training sessions on our new counter-speech toolkit developed in cooperation with the Dangerous Speech Project. Experts will offer insights into the meaning, role and use of counter-speech. counter-speech toolkit The trainings are primarily targeted for civil society […]

Symposium on AI, Free Speech, and Human Rights – Key Takeaways

On October 12 and 13, 2023, The Future of Free Speech (FFS) and Vanderbilt University brought together in Nashville, TN, thought leaders, researchers, activists, and industry professionals from around the world to discuss the implications of emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology for freedom of expression and access to information. The event’s title was Symposium on […]

Conference: The State of Free Speech – Challenges and Solutions for a Digital Age

Watch video See photos from the conference:     DATE: 4th of December, 2023 TIME: 9:00 am – 15:00 (CET) LOCATION: Stockholm, Sweden & Online KULTURHUSET stadsteatern, Sergels Torg, 111 57 Stockholm, Sweden, Room: Foajé 3 A sneak peek Academic and former Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, David Kaye, will set the […]

The National Constitution Center’s First Amendment Summit

On Sept. 13, 2023, the National Constitution Center, in partnership with a coalition of leading free speech organizations, convened a National First Amendment Summit to discuss increasing threats to freedom of expression and to celebrate the opening of the Center’s new First Amendment gallery. During the two-and-one-half-hour event, author and free-speech advocate Salman Rushdie engaged […]

Symposium on AI, Free Speech and Human Rights

Oct. 12-13, 2023  |  Nashville, TN The Future of Free Speech Project and Vanderbilt University will host an event to explore the dynamic intersection of generative AI, free speech and human rights within the rapidly evolving landscape of artificial intelligence advancements. Sing up for online participation About the Symposium The Future of Free Speech Project […]