Student Speakers Bureau
Piper Kerman with members of the Speakers Bureau, November 12, 2013
2015-16 Speakers' Bureau
Our Mission: Skidmore College Student Speakers’ Bureau provides guidance to student clubs and organizations in the planning, organizing, and publicizing of lectures. The Student Speakers’ Bureau provides funds to student clubs and organizations for the purpose of bringing speakers to Skidmore. We support interesting, educational, diverse, and thoughtful speakers of all kinds as proposed by other student groups. A small portion of the budget is also reserved for the Speakers’ Bureau to bring a special keynote speaker to campus in the fall.
Notable past keynote speakers:
Dave Eggers, Ira Glass, Mo Rocca, David Sedaris, Spike Lee, Gideon Yago, Christopher Buckley, and many more.
Procedures for requesting co-sponsorship:
· Amounts over $1,000 require a second meeting to show the Speakers' Bureau that your group has appropriately moved ahead with planning the event or addressed any concerns. After the second meeting, you will receive an e-mail within 48 hours of the board’s decision.
· Amounts $750-$1,000 may require a second meeting at the board’s discretion. The board will decide this at the first meeting whether a second meeting is necessary.
· Amounts under $750 do not require a second meeting. You will receive an e-mail within 48 hours of the board’s decision.
Get involved! Speakers’ Bureau is a willingness-to-serve committee. Contact Dorothy Parsons of the Student Government Association to apply for a seat.