Become a Speaker

Thank you for volunteering your time as a speaker. Your engagement with the community helps spread the good work of UWM!

Complete the Become a Speaker form.

Please remember when submitting your profile, develop your titles and description in a way that will give your audience and UW-Milwaukee Connects an understanding of what the presentation will cover.


What type of community partners might I be working with?
The services of the UW-Milwaukee Connects are available to non-profit organizations, civic groups, businesses and schools within the state of Wisconsin. Events featuring UWM speakers should be open to the public at no charge. Typical partners include libraries, historical societies, seniors groups, community centers, museums, family associations, chambers of commerce and rotary clubs.

What types of presentations are of interest to community partners?

A wide range of presentations can be made available to a variety of community partners. Whatever your expertise is, we will look to match you with a community partner.

Can I receive an Honorarium?

Honorariums, if offered by the community partner, should be directed to a Foundation Account.

FAQs of Interest
  • Each organization is limited to 3 programs per 12 month period. Speakers provide their time and expertise at no cost and must balance their schedules. The 3 programs limit allows UW-Milwaukee Connects to extend resources to reach as many organizations as possible around the region.
  • Requests for speakers should be submitted at least 4 weeks in advance of the program date. This allows the speaker time to plan and the organization time to promote the event.
  • Because of the significant time speakers pledge to each event, organizations should only request speakers for events at which a minimum of 10 people are expected.