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
Applications to host a speaker at your organization–for free–are currently closed. Applications will reopen in the spring of 2022.
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 currently closed but will reopen in spring of 2022.
To book a speaker through the application process, you can review the catalog, select your top three choices, then fill out an online application form. Applications are open to any tax-exempt organization in Indiana, including libraries, schools, community centers, local government organizations and others.
If your organization is not eligible to host a speaker, or you would like to host outside of the application period, you can contact the speaker directly to negotiate rates, dates and other event information.
Attend a talk
The following organizations will host a speaker in 2021-2022. For more information on the talk, including the date and location, contact the host site or peruse Indiana Humanities’ calendar of events.
|Bartholomew County Public Library||Columbus||Suzannah Evans Comfort|
|Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability||Indianapolis||Ava Tomasula y Garcia|
|City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation||Bloomington||Autumn Brunelle|
|Earlham College Center for Environmental Leadership||Richmond||Benjamin Clark|
|Eckhart Public Library||Auburn||James Coby|
|Franklin Central High School Creative Writing Club||Indianapolis||Adam Henze|
|GreeND||Notre Dame||Luke Gascho|
|Indiana University Northwest||Gary||Scott Hess|
|Ivy Tech Community College Hamilton County Campus||Noblesville||Autumn Brunelle|
|Jeffersonville Township Public Library||Jeffersonville||Kay Westhues|
|Johnson County Public Library||Greenwood||Adam Henze|
|Knox County Public Library||Vincennes||Cassie Hauswald|
|Levi & Catharine Coffin State Historic Site||Fountain City||Benjamin Clark|
|Little River Wetlands Project||Fort Wayne||Joel Pontius|
|Little River Wetlands Project||Fort Wayne||Nancy Germano|
|Middlebury Public Library||Middlebury||Joel Pontius|
|Monroe County Community School Corporation||Bloomington||Autumn Brunelle|
|New Carlisle Olive Township Public Library||New Carlisle||Krista Bailey|
|Peabody Public Library||Columbia City||Katy Didden|
|Science Central||Fort Wayne||Frederick “Fritz” Rowe Davis|
|Shirley Heinze Land Trust||Valparaiso||Krista Bailey|
|Sierra Club, Hoosier Chapter, Winding Waters Group||Columbus||Philip Anderson|
|The Ruthmere Foundation, Inc||Elkhart||Luke Gascho|
|Wild Rose Moon||Plymouth||Ryan Schnurr|
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!