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Nominate a Speaker for the UD Speaker Series

#1 - Speaker Nomination Form (to nominate speakers for the UDSS program) >>

#2 - Request for Co-Sponsorship and/or Notification Form (to notify the UDSS of existing plans to bring a major speaker to campus) >>

Each year the University of Dayton Speaker Series Committee asks the UD community to help assemble a slate of distinguished speakers representing a wide range of intellectual, cultural and social perspectives. Last year the committee received and reviewed over 100 nominations from students, faculty and staff; all the speakers in this year's series were selected from among those nominations.

We invite your suggestions for the 2020-21 series. Nominees should be willing to engage the campus and the community in thought-provoking discussions about critical issues facing our world. In collaboration with campus and community partners, the UD Speaker Series sponsors presenters who:

  • have achieved substantial national or international recognition for expertise in their fields of inquiry or artistic expression;
  • contribute a diversity of intellectual, cultural, political, and religious perspectives to the series;
  • will engage directly with students, faculty, and staff in ways that support learning and living in community.

Please submit nominations online by December 2, 2019. If you have already invited or plan to bring a speaker to campus and would like to suggest a co-sponsorship with the Speaker Series, please fill out the co-sponsorship form.

The committee will review all nominations and co-sponsorship requests during December and January; a potential list of speakers will be identified in February or March; invitations to speakers will be sent during the Spring semester. We will announce the 2020-21 series by email once it is set.

We look forward to receiving your nominations and thank you for your continued support of the University of Dayton Speaker Series.

Speakers Bureau / Agency Representatives:

Professional representatives should use the online nomination form. The committee will welcome recommended speakers who clearly fit all three criteria identified in the UDSS mission statement. A committee member will respond if and when the committee decide to pursue one of the recommendations.


University of Dayton Speaker Series

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1302