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.

Organization City Speaker
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!