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 speakers@uwmad.wisc.edu. 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

Gwen Drury

Coordinator

Nothing makes Gwen’s day like getting a request from a group in Wisconsin, finding someone at UW-Madison who studies the exact thing they find interesting, and making a perfect match for their event!  Connecting people is what makes her happy.

Kayla Jennings Scheffler

Speakers Bureau Specialist

Kayla has been working on the Speakers Bureau Team for two years.  She currently works on events requesting Emeritus Speakers.  She also handles the coordination of speaker travel for speaker events.   In her free time, she enjoys playing with her puppy, Odin and going on adventures with her husband, John.

Ashleigh Kent

Intern

Ashleigh is a sophomore 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.

Brandon Steer

Intern

Brandon is a Junior at UW majoring in Neurobiology. He began working with CAVR in Spring 2017 as a Tour Guide. Around campus, he is involved with the Wisconsin Alumni Student Board, Club Tennis, and the Badger Cheese Club. This Spring, Brandon will be studying abroad in Copenhagen.

Tommy Wolfe

Intern

Tommy is from Duluth, Minnesota and is a Senior majoring in Political Science and Economics with a certificate in Developmental Economics. He currently also works for Campus and Visitor Relations as an Information Guide Supervisor and aspires to work in politics in Washington, D.C. after graduation.