Speakers Bureau FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions For Organizations Requesting Speakers


I’ve never used this service to book a speaker before. How do I proceed?

Your first step would be to browse through our roster of speakers and topic categories available. This will give you an understanding of what presentations and speakers we have to offer. Your next step would be to complete the “Speaker Request” form including pertinent information about your event. Once you have submitted the form, you will be contacted to confirm topic requirement and speaker availability. If your speaker is available, you will be put in touch with that individual, and manage the remaining logistics directly with the speaker.


Is there a fee for speakers?

No. Our presentations are offered to the community as a public service at no cost. Speaking engagements negotiated directly between your organization and the speaker, without the services of the District 84 Speakers Bureau management, may require compensation for the speaker.


Once I’ve selected a speaker, what comes next?

Once the speaker accepts the invitation, we will notify you of his or her acceptance and provide contact details. You will then work directly with the speaker to handle the logistics of your event. While we will use our best efforts to secure a speaker for your event, there will be occasions where we may not be able to fill a request. We will notify you promptly in that event.


What do I do if there is a problem?

You will work directly with your selected speaker should any problems arise. In the event a replacement speaker is needed, your selected speaker and the District 84 Speakers Bureau Chair will work with you, making their best efforts to accommodate you where possible.


Will I be able to communicate directly with the speaker prior to the event?

Our speakers will be available to communicate with you directly after the selection has been made.


Can presentations be audio or video taped?

This varies. Please check directly with your selected speaker for their consent.


How much notice must I give when I request a speaker?

The length of notice needed to secure your speaker will vary depending on speaker availability. Naturally, the more advance notice you can provide, the better your chance of securing a speaker from our Speakers Bureau becomes.


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