Think Tank: Free Speech Summit coming to Colorado State University Friday

Charlotte Lang

Colorado State University will be holding the Think Tank: Free Speech Summit on Friday, April 13 at 9 a.m to around 3 p.m. in the Lory Student Center. 

The event will be held by The CSU Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Colorado Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (CoADOHE). 


As stated on Colorado State University’s Diversity page for the event, this will begin in the LSC ballroom with morning and afternoon breakouts in separate rooms, including the Cherokee Park and Grey Rock rooms. 

According to the University’s First Amendment page, this event is in collaboration with the University’s Office of the President. The site also states that the goal of the Summit is for University administrators, faculty, staff and students to discuss free speech on college campuses. People who make decisions about policy and responses to free speech events are encouraged to attend.  

The event will include a Presidential Panel at noon with various university presidents. It will also include three breakout sessions, in which participants may further discuss the topics of the summit.

The breakout sessions will focus on various issues regarding free speech. According to the University’s Diversity page for the event, these sessions will range from conversations on the first amendment, proactive responses, hate speech and impacted students. They will be led by a variety of lecturers, such as Rabbi Shimon Moch and Dr. Sue Doe.

A full event agenda can be found online. The event is free to attend, however registration is required and was available online until April 9 or whenever the event capacity was reached.

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