University of Wisconsin–Madison

About Us

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Speakers Bureau reflects our tradition of the Wisconsin Idea — to extend the resources of the university to citizens of the state.

We are privileged to 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.

For more information about the UW–Madison Speakers Bureau or help with submitting a request, please contact us at 608-262-3880 or Be sure to join our community on Facebook.

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

Speakers Bureau Staff

Kayla (Jennings) Scheffler

Interim Speakers Bureau Coordinator

In addition to many other responsibilities in the office of Campus and Visitor Relations, Kayla has been working on the Speakers Bureau Team for two years.  She currently handles the coordination of speaker travel for talk events.   In her free time, Kayla enjoys playing with her puppy, Odin and going on adventures with her husband, John.

Steven Beda

Wisconsin Science Festival Intern

Steven is a junior studying Trombone Performance, who recently applied to business school and intends to major in Marketing. He hopes to combine his majors to work for a record label in marketing and digital media. On campus, he leads Badgers for Music and Business, and the UW-Madison Trombone club.

Ashleigh Kent

Speaker Care Intern

Ashleigh is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying Marketing and Vocal Performance. Upon graduation, she hopes to work in Arts Administration. She is involved in multiple campus organizations such as the Wisconsin Union Directorate Performing Arts Committee, the Undergraduate Business Council, and the acapella group Under A-Rest.

Clare Zakowski

Marketing/Social Media Intern

Clare is from Green Bay, Wisconsin and is currently a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is studying journalism with an emphasis on strategic communication. After she graduates she plans to work at an advertising agency where she can use her creativity to influence others.