Do you want to have conversations with your neighbors to explore and contemplate the Anthropocene, Indiana’s environmental history, climate change, environmental racism and other topics related to the Unearthed theme? Indiana Humanities has curated a speakers bureau of talks and workshops by Hoosier scholars and experts. From writing haiku inspired by our natural world to conversations about what it means for Hoosiers to be living on indigenous lands, the speakers provide a variety of points of entry to join the statewide conversation.

How it works

Indiana Humanities enables organizations to host a speakers in their communities—for free! Simply peruse the catalog, select your top three choices for speakers and fill out the application form below.

If selected, Indiana Humanities will pay the speaker’s fee ($400) directly. Host organizations agree to cover any travel costs requested by the speaker and to submit an event notification and final report to Indiana Humanities. A template speaker agreement letter is provided by Indiana Humanities for hosts to use as they finalize the details of their event with the speaker, along with resources to get the word out, like posters, speaker headshots and a template press release.

Ready to host a speaker?

Applications are currently closed to host a speaker funded by Indiana Humanities. However, if you would still like to host a speaker, you can review the available talks in the catalog, contact your preferred speaker by email and arrange an event where you will pay them directly.

Resources for Hosting a Speakers Bureau Program

Are you hosting a speakers bureau program? These resources are designed to help you host a successful event!