Speakers Bureau

Talks and Living History Presentations for Your Community

Call for Proposals

We’re seeking proposals for new Speakers Bureau presentations. The presentations must be:

  • Strongly humanities-based
  • Designed for diverse adult audiences
  • Highly appealing in content and presentation

Applicants must demonstrate knowledge of their subject (either through academic or other experience) and have an engaging presentation style. Visual aids are welcome but not required.

Public Speakers Bureau presentations last for 45-60 minutes. Speakers must also facilitate a discussion for at least 15 minutes.


  • Complete our online Speakers Bureau Scholar Application Form by Monday, April 22.
  • We will respond by Friday, April 26.
  • Selected applicants will be invited to audition at the VHC offices in Montpelier on Monday, May 6 or Tuesday, May 7.
  • Auditions will be scheduled throughout the day and will last 15 minutes each.
  • Those who audition will be notified of our final decision by Monday, May 20

More Information

The Vermont Humanities Council is committed to diversity and inclusion in all our program offerings.