Speakers Bureau provides club and SIG communities the opportunity to connect to the intellectual riches of the University through faculty speakers. During the 2021-2022 academic year, the Speakers Bureau program will continue to build upon the collaborative, cohort-based remote model piloted in AY20-21, with the additional opportunity for in-person events in Spring 2022 pending the course of the pandemic.
- Each club and SIG cohort may request one faculty speaker per semester to address their communities remotely for a shared virtual event. HAA Directors for Clubs and SIGs are responsible for submitting virtual speaker requests on behalf of their cohort and for coordinating the creation, logistics, marketing and registration for the event with the club/SIG leaders in the cohort.
- Individual clubs and SIGs may also request a faculty speaker to address them in person within the United States or Canada during the spring (March-June) provided that CDC, local public health authority, and Harvard guidelines allow for such travel and large convenings. Club/SIG presidents or their designees are responsible for coordinating these requests and managing the logistics of the events.
- Clubs and SIGs are responsible for the speaker's hotel accommodations and transportation to and from the local airport or train station for in-person events. The HAA is responsible for the speaker's travel and incidentals.
As in years past, the HAA will manage faculty speaker invitations, confirmation, and briefings. Club and SIG directors and club/SIG leaders may submit spring semester speaker requests via this form by January 21, 2022, to request spring semester speakers for events happening through June 2022. Note that requests for in-person speeches must be for events to take place March though June, 2022.
Important note: Harvard University and HAA policies and Speakers Bureau program parameters are subject to change as the pandemic evolves. Faculty travel may be adjusted or cancelled in response to University guidance and/or faculty members' willingness and availability to travel.
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