Frequently Asked Questions
Hosting a Speaker
Please visit Host a Speaker and provide us with your event information, including your requested speaker. To view our roster of speakers, please visit Speakers and search by name or topic category. Our Speakers Bureau Manager will contact you to discuss the request within 8-10 days of submission.
Once you submit your speaker request, our Speakers Bureau Manager will respond to you with details regarding the requested speaker’s availability. If the requested date does not work for the speaker’s schedule we will do our best to suggest an alternate date or to propose an alternate speaker. We will make every effort to accommodate your request.
Our speakers’ schedules fill up quickly and many of our speakers travel internationally for U.S. engagements. We recommend you submit your request to us three to six months prior to the scheduled event. Please note that some requesting organizations plan one to two years in advance of their event.
No, it does not.
Choosing the Right Speaker
We encourage you to visit our Speakers page to view our roster of speakers and their bios. You can search by “name” or “topic category.” We are also happy to identify an alternate speaker who could be a good fit for your event. Please visit our Host a Speaker page and provide us with information about your event.
Speaking engagements range from major conferences and conventions to small workshops and in-house events.
Video clips are available on each speaker’s page.
Covering the Costs
Fees vary greatly depending on the size of the inviting organization, the target audience, the entity and the purpose of the visit. Honorariums range depending on the speaker and event. We do our best to accommodate all budgets.
Yes, travel and accommodations must be covered by the hosting organization. Once you submit a request, our Speakers Bureau Manager will discuss the speaker’s travel needs. Please note that in some cases travel will include international airfare.
We do our best to accommodate every budget. Many of our speakers welcome the opportunity to speak on college and university campuses. Once a request is submitted, you can discuss the parameters of monetary support with our Speakers Bureau Manager. Academic departments, recognized student organizations and your student activities department can make excellent event partners.
Yes. We will generate a contract once the speaker accepts the engagement and the event details are finalized. You’ll have the opportunity to review the contract and ask any questions. Event publicity can begin once the contract is signed by both parties.
This depends on the speaker and her schedule and is handled on a case-by-case basis. Once a hosting organization submits a request, our Speakers Bureau Manager will ask for any additional requested activities if there are none noted on the request form.
We’ll work with you to create an itinerary for the speaker. We ask that you be responsible for covering travel and accommodation costs. These arrangements may be booked through the hosting organization or through us. We will confirm travel and itinerary with the speaker one month prior to the event.