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Education travels far beyond the walls of the classroom at The University of Iowa. The UI Speakers Bureau provides speakers at no cost to service clubs, schools, senior centers, and other groups in communities across the state.

Our speakers offer insights on a broad range of topics, both local and global, cultural and political, scientific and literary. Check out our topic list. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, let us know and we will work to find an expert in your area of interest.

Booking a speaker is easy. Contact Melinda Zuehlke-Woodard at or call 319-335-0562. We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Featured Speaker

Kathy Mellen

Kathy Mellen can help you make sense of those terms you hear everyday: organic, sustainable, natural, local, fair trade, free range, grass-fed. Mellen slices through the rhetoric and presents strategies that can assist consumers in making food choices can improve health: personal, social, environmental, and economic.