Speakers Bureau

Talks and Living History Presentations for Your Community

Speakers Bureau

Image of Linda Radtke in performanceThe Vermont Humanities Council Speakers Bureau offers nonprofit organizations an easy, inexpensive way to host informative and thought-provoking presentations in their communities.

Speakers Bureau talks present scholarship and discussion on diverse humanities topics, while History Alive! programs bring historical characters to life through well-researched and well-acted portrayals.

How it works

  1. Browse the catalogue of speakers and topics, and review our Speakers Bureau Guidelines and FAQs.
  2. Contact a speaker to set a tentative date and time, and discuss any special arrangements.
  3. Request the program using our online form at least six weeks in advance. We’ll respond within one week.
  4. Publicize the event once it’s been approved. Contact the speaker to confirm. We’ll mail you a packet of promotional materials and paperwork.
  5. Host the event: provide a comfortable space, introduce the speaker, and encourage attendees to sign in and share feedback.
  6. Submit our online Host Survey, and mail the program fee and paperwork to VHC.