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Speakers Bureau

The Vanderbilt Speakers Bureau is a service that matches Vanderbilt experts with community groups in need of a speaker for meetings, conferences, classes, retreats, and other events.

Vanderbilt Speakers Bureau participants are leaders in their respective fields who are eager to share their knowledge and experience with civic and service organizations, professional and business organizations, corporations, as well as, public and government entities.

Full-time faculty members from ten schools are available to speak on a variety of topics ranging from art to human rights or from adoptive parenting to science research. Vanderbilt coaches and Athletics' staff are also available for community speaking engagements.


Scheduling a Speaker from Vanderbilt

To request a speaker:

Please download a Speaker Request Form. As you complete the request form, please provide as much information as possible to assist us in providing a speaker well-suited to your organization. It is also helpful if you can provide 2-3 open dates. You may submit the form by e-mail, mail or fax.

Next, return the  Speaker Request Form to our office at least 3 to 4 weeks in advance of the program to give us sufficient time to schedule and confirm a speaker. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to fill your request if not given adequate notice.

The Speakers Bureau Coordinator will take care of contacting potential speakers and follow-up with you as soon as possible.   

Submit the Speaker Request Form to:

Luisa Braden
Vanderbilt Speakers Bureau 
Division of Government and Community Relations
2007 Terrace Place 
Nashville, TN   37203 
Phone: (615) 343-7013 
Fax: (615) 343-1145 


Join the Speakers Bureau

If you are a Vanderbilt faculty or staff member with an interest in joining The Speakers Bureau, please contact Luisa Braden at  or 615-343-7013.