We will walk you through the entire process of hosting Andrew Klavan, Michael Knowles, or Matt Walsh (or another of our other 70+ speakers) on your campus, and we will provide your organization with both logistical and financial support to ensure your event is a success.
Here is what you need to do in order to apply to host a speaker on your campus:
1: REQUIREMENTS NEEDED IN ORDER TO HOST A LECTURE
Given the limited number of engagements that these speakers can accept for the spring, the following requirements MUST be met in order for your school to be considered for an event.
1. Young America’s Foundation can cover a portion of the speaker’s fee. However, we do require that we are the sole national sponsor.
2. The venue must be accessible to Young America’s Foundation staff and streaming crew all day during the event.
3. The school must allow for the event to be streamed live and allow for a professional photographer to cover the lecture.
4. The event must be free and open to the public.
5. All announcements regarding tickets (if needed) and promotional items must be approved by Young America’s Foundation in advance.
6. Submit a proposal to Young America’s Foundation.
**If at any time one of these requirements are not met or reneged on by the school, Young America’s Foundation reserves the right to re-evaluate the lecture’s feasibility.**
2: SOLICIT YOUR SCHOOL FOR FUNDING
Please complete an inquiry form for one or all of the speakers above. Then, file a request for funding with your school’s student government and or student activity committee. Please note that in order to be considered for a spring date, you must submit your proposal as a Word doc or PDF with the information as outlined in step 3 below.
Many schools are happy to underwrite a parade of liberal speakers on campus, so some funding should rightly go towards conservatives. You should request the full amount in your school application. However, we are aware that most funding boards will not provide the full amount. Therefore, Young America’s Foundation will work to provide the balance of the funding you may not receive from your school.
We realize some schools require a tentative date from a speaker in order to receive funding. However, given the high amount of requests these speakers receive, giving a tentative date of availability will not be possible.
3: SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL TO YOUNG AMERICA’S FOUNDATION
Once your funding has been allocated, we ask that you submit a proposal to Young America’s Foundation as a Word document or PDF. Please keep in mind that you will be competing with other schools to host these speakers on campus.
Each proposal should include:
a. Information on your club’s past activities and record of success.
b. Why should the speaker visit your school.
c. Suggested dates that will work for your club. Be sure to check your school’s athletic and academic calendar to ensure the dates you select do not conflict with midterms, sporting event, spring break, or other campus programs.
d. Expected attendance and suggested venue for the event.
e. The amount you are offering toward the speakers honorarium.
f. How much of the honorarium you are requesting Young America’s Foundation cover.
g. A tentative schedule for the event including the suggested time of the lecture, club dinner, or reception.
4: DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS
All applications must be emailed to Patrick Coyle by application deadline:
Michael Knowles, January 10, 2020
Andrew Klavan, January 24, 2020
Matt Walsh, January 24, 2020