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Speakers Bureau

Humanities Washington's Speakers Bureau: Feeding Inquiring Minds through Engaging Conversations.

Note: Due the popularity of the Speakers Bureau program, all available funds for the 2014 have been allocated. We are currently working on the new 2015-16 roster of speakers due to be announced this summer. Please contact Zaki Abdelhamid at zaki@humanities.org or at 206-682-1770 x102 for more information.

Feeding Inquiring Minds through Education and Conversation

Speakers Bureau Cover Photo 2012-14Speakers Bureau is one Humanities Washington’s oldest and most popular programs. A roster of 29 cultural experts and scholars provides low-cost, high-quality public presentations across the state, encouraging audiences to think, learn and engage in conversation.

These diverse and engaging speakers cover a variety of topics, including popular culture, photography, architecture, literature, food, film and history. Speakers are carefully selected based on their expertise and ability to offer content and insight that inspires discussion with audiences of all ages and from different backgrounds.

Speakers Bureau presenters deliver hundreds of talks in every corner of the state. To reach as many Washingtonians as possible, we partner with a wide range of organizations, including libraries, schools, museums and historical societies, retirement homes, community centers and civic organizations.

Best of all – these presentations are free to the public! Please visit our calendar to find a speaker event in your area.

We encourage all nonprofit organizations to apply to host a speaker. We do ask host organizations to cover speaker travel costs and to publicize the event, but Humanities Washington pays the speaker fees.

For more information on how to book a speaker, please contact Zaki Abdelhamid at (206) 682-1770 x102 or by email.

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