2024 National Symposium and Awards Dinner


Cancellation of the First Amendment Voice National Symposium

We regret to inform our community that the First Amendment Voice National Symposium, scheduled for Monday, February 19, 2024, at the National Union Building in Washington, DC, has been canceled due to unexpected issues that have recently arisen.


This decision was not made lightly, and we understand the impact it may have on those who were eagerly anticipating the event. Our team is committed to transparency and wants to assure everyone that we are taking immediate steps to address the situation.


Refund Information: For those who have registered and paid for the symposium, we will be issuing full refunds promptly. We are dedicated to ensuring this process is handled efficiently and appreciate your patience as we work through the details.


Future Plans: While this cancellation is disappointing, we remain passionate about our mission to facilitate discussions on the First Amendment. Our team is already exploring options for rescheduling and organizing a future event that will bring our community together to engage in meaningful dialogue.


We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause and appreciate your understanding during this time. Our commitment to fostering a vibrant community dialogue around the First Amendment remains strong, and we look forward to the opportunity to gather with you in the future.


Please stay connected with us for updates on our next steps and future events. Should you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to contact us.


Thank you for your support and understanding.



The First Amendment Voice Team

Coffee Talk: Politicization of Veterans and The Military

July 25th, 2023 6:00pm EST

On July 25th, 2023 we hosted a Coffee Talk discussing the Politicization of Veterans and The Military. We had two very special guests: The Honorable Patrick J. Murphy and the Honorable Erin C. Conaton. Both speakers had ample personal experience to discuss this topic. We learned how service members could excercize their First Amendment Rights properly, engage in politics without being exploited, and how to help people understand that serving in the military is not partisan, but patriotic.

Difficult Conversations Workshop

June 23, 2023 at 2:00pm EST

On June 24, 2023 we hosted a Difficult Conversations Workshop led by author, Kern Beare. During this workshop, Beare discussed how we can learn to override fight or flight, establish tryst, and be more present in difficult conversations. All attendees also received a free copy of his book entitled “Difficult Conversations,” so if you’re interested in events like this, keep up to date with all of FAV’s events.