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.
About the Speakers Bureau
How it works
If selected through the application process, 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 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 and a template press release.
How to apply
Applications to host a speaker are now closed.
If your organization missed the chance to apply, or is not eligible to host a speaker funded by Indiana Humanities, you can still peruse our speaker catalog and contact your preferred speaker directly to negotiate rates, dates and other event information.
Attend a talk
Below you’ll find a list of organizations hosting a speaker in 2023-2024. For more information on the talk, including the date and location, contact the host site or peruse Indiana Humanities’ calendar of events.
|All Souls Indianapolis||Indianapolis||Benjamin Clark|
|Bartholomew County Public Library||Columbus||Adam Henze|
|Brown County Public Library||Nashville||Michael Homoya|
|Community Foundation of Randolph County||Winchester||Phillip Anderson|
|Crown Hill Heritage Foundation||Indianapolis||Michael Homoya|
|Dubois Branch Library||Dubois||Joel Pontius|
|Earlham College Center for Environmental Leadership||Richmond||Autumn Brunelle|
|Friends of McCormick’s Creek State Park||Spencer||Michelle Niemann|
|Garrett Public Library||Garrett||Luke Gascho|
|Greensburg Decatur County Public Library||Greensburg||James Coby|
|Huntington City-Township Public Library||Huntington||Luke Gascho|
|Hussey Mayfield Memorial Public Library||Zionsville||Shannon Gayk|
|Indianapolis Public Library||Indianapolis||Lauren McCalister|
|Johnson County Public Library||Franklin||Autumn Brunelle|
|Little River Wetlands Project||Fort Wayne||Phillip Anderson|
|Marion Public Library||Marion||Ava Tomasula y Garcia|
|Middlebury Public Library||Middlebury||Aaron Ellis|
|Otterbein Public Library||Otterbein||Joel Pontius|
|Ouabache Land Conservancy||Terre Haute||Elizabeth Kuebler-Wolf|
|Parke-Vermillion Master Gardener Association||Rockville||Aaron Ellis|
|Preservation of the Res Incorporated||Mishawaka||Kevin McKelvey|
|Prophetstown State Park||West Lafayette||Cassie Hauswald|
|Red-tail Land Conservancy||Muncie||Cassie Hauswald|
|Sullivan County Public Library||Sullivan||Andrew Case|
|Tippecanoe County Historical Association||Lafayette||Luke Gascho|
|Wabash County Historical Museum||Wabash||Ryan Schnurr|
|Wabash Valley Audubon Society||Terre Haute||Suzannah Evans Comfort|
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!