How much does it cost?
Price varies depending on who you are requesting and whether or not you are a member. For members, most speakers are $400. This is only the speaking fee – it does not include travel, food, or hotel accommodations.
Do I have to be a member to host a speaker?
No, however, the price of the speaker will cost more.
What am I responsible for when hosting a speaker?
You are responsible for the transportation, food, and hotel accommodations of the speaker, as well as securing a venue for the speech and promoting it.
Do I have to create my own promotional material?
No – we will provide templates for a flyer, program, and tickets. All you have to do is insert your information and take it to your local print shop.
Will the speaker bring his own projector?
In most cases, no. You will be responsible for providing all necessary video and audio equipment.
How much time should I give myself to plan a speaking event?
We recommend three months. This gives you a comfortable amount of time to make the necessary reservations and promote your event.
What if I need help?
Your local coordinator and the Freedom’s Voices director are always at your disposal to help you in whatever way they can.
Do I have to pay upfront?
No. You will be sent an invoice after the event has happened.
What will I be charged for?
You and your speaking committee must pay for the transportation of the speaker from their hometown to your event (flying or driving), their gas mileage from their home to the airport ($0.50 per mile), and the speaking fee. If the speaker incurs any out-of-pocket expenses, such as baggage fees, toll fees, or food, you will also be charged for this.
What happens if our speaker cancels?
If the speaker cancels, they are responsible for reimbursing you for the speaking fee and any other incurred costs. If your event is cancelled due to inclement weather (such as a hurricane or blizzard), you are still responsible for all costs.
Can we film our event?
No. Due to the proliferatory nature of the internet, all too often our videos have ended up in the wrong hands and been used to send the wrong message. It is for this reason that we ask you to not film your event.
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