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How to Host a SPeaker

YOUR Step-by-Step Guide

We will walk you through the entire process of hosting one of our 70+ speakers on your campus, and we will provide your organization with both logistical and financial support to ensure your event is a success.

Call Patrick X. Coyle at 800-872-1776 to discuss speaker availability.

1

Logistical Requirements

The following requirements MUST be met in order for your school to be considered for an event.

  1. Young America’s Foundation can cover a portion of the speaker’s fee. However, we do require that we are the sole national sponsor of this campus event.
  2. The school must allow for the event to be recorded live by Young America’s Foundation and allow for a professional photographer to cover the event.
  3. The event must be free and open to the public.
  4. All announcements regarding promotional items must be approved by Young America’s Foundation in advance. Students should have full control of the ticket list (if applicable).
  5. Proposal submitted to Young America’s Foundation.

**If at any time one of these requirements are not met or reneged on by the school, Young America’s Foundation reserves the right to re-evaluate the lecture’s feasibility. **

2

Solicit Your School for Funding

After submitting an inquiry to YAF, you will file a request for funding with your school’s student government and or student activity committee. Please note that in order to be considered for, you must submit your proposal as a Word doc or PDF with the information as outlined in step 3 below.

Many schools are happy to underwrite a parade of liberal speakers on campus, so some funding should rightly go towards conservative speakers. You should request the full amount in your school application. However, we are aware that most funding boards will not provide the full amount. Therefore, Young America’s Foundation will work to provide the balance of the funding you may not receive from your school.

3

Submit Proposal to Young America’s Foundation

After filling out the initial inquiry in step 2, we ask that you submit a proposal to Young America’s Foundation as a Word doc or PDF. Please keep in mind that you will be competing with other schools to host the speaker. Make sure your proposal is compelling and underscores your club’s ability to ensure the event will be a success.

Each proposal should include:

  • Information on your club’s past activities and record of success
  • Why the selected speaker should speak at your school
  • Suggested dates that will work for your club. Be sure to check your school’s athletic and academic calendar to ensure the dates you select do not conflict with midterms, sporting, or other campus events
  • Expected attendance and suggested venue for the event. Images and/or a venue floor plan are helpful to include
  • The amount you are offering toward his honorarium
  • A tentative schedule for the event including the suggested time of the speech, book signing or reception

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National Journalism Center

Reagan Ranch

Reagan Boyhood Home

Campus Lectures & Activism

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Middle School Programs

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All Media

Articles

Videos

The New Guard

About

About Us

Staff Members

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