Speakers Bureau is a discussion program that the GLBTAU offers to the University of Iowa and the Iowa City/Coralville area. By offering this service, we hope to encourage understanding and awareness about LGBT issues. Any class or group that would like to hear the "GLBT perspective" may host this program. Speakers Bureaus are often hosted by various University classes, particularly in the departments of education, psychology, and health, but we would like to encourage a wider variety of groups to host Speakers Bureaus, particularly in Residence Halls, community schools, and local religious organizations.

The program itself typically consists of a panel of five GLBT community members, from as diverse of background as possible, who answer questions given by the class or group hosting the discussion, though this can be modified to suit the needs of the class/group. A panel is almost always available, however if you would like to request a Speakers Bureau, please Fill out this simple form as soon as possible. Normally it takes a few days to organize a panel, so the sooner we know the more time we will have to prepare one. And, of course, there is no charge to host this panel.

If you have any more questions, do not hesitate to contact us at: glbltau@uiowa.edu.