The University of Wisconsin–Madison Speakers Bureau is deeply rooted in the Wisconsin Idea — a commitment to extend the resources of the university to citizens of the state. We work with communities throughout Wisconsin, bringing faculty and staff with expertise in a variety of disciplines. Professional, community, and civic organizations, as well as schools, are invited to request a UW-Madison speaker.

The process for requesting a speaker is easy — just complete the online request form.

Keep these points about the UW–Madison Speakers Bureau in mind:

  • Speakers are provided free of charge as a public service. The Speakers Bureau covers travel expenses for our speakers.
  • Engagements with speakers must be requested at least one month in advance to ensure adequate time to confirm a speaker and make necessary travel arrangements.
  • The hosting organization is responsible for costs and arrangements for room setup and audiovisual equipment, and must designate a contact person who will work with the Speakers Bureau on event logistics.

Before submitting a request for a speaker, please be ready to provide:

  • Your organization’s name and contact information for the individual who will work with the Speakers Bureau on event logistics.
  • General information regarding the type of talk you’re requesting. If a speaker on your requested topic is not available, we may work with you to find an alternative.
  • Name and description of the space where the talk will take place, including room setup and audiovisual equipment that the speaker will access.
  • Parking and arrival instructions for the speaker.

For more information about the UW–Madison Speakers Bureau or help with submitting a request, please contact us at 608-262-3880 or speakers@uwmad.wisc.edu.

The UW–Madison Speakers Bureau is privately funded and is part of the Office of University Relations.