In the College of Liberal Arts, we are always excited for the time of the semester where we open the call for University Forum speakers. We are looking for presenters who will inform, inspire, and captivate our students, faculty, and community. If you know of someone who would be a great contribution to our long list of remarkable speakers, or if that someone is you, we want to hear from you!
Please submit the lecture proposal, budget proposal (if applicable), and a CV to email@example.com.
These documents can be found under the section Forms below.
- Spring Semester – November 1st
- Fall Semester – April 1st
The committee welcomes proposals at any time and will consider them for future lectures.
The content of your talk can address any topic that you think would be of interest to a community audience. Modes of presentation range from traditional lectures to PowerPoint presentations, recitals, and readings. The average size for a University Forum audience is about 75 people, and lectures typically takes place in the auditorium of the Marjorie Barrick Museum, during the evening of a weekday for one hour. Other accommodations can be arranged if needed.
For guest speakers, a budget proposal is required in addition to the application. The University Forum will fund up to $800 for travel costs (transportation, lodging, and meals) and a modest honorarium for each guest speaker. If the speaker’s expenses are more than what the University Forum can provide, we highly encourage other sources of funding. Although not a requirement, most budget proposals do include a match of at least 20% from sources such as the nominator’s academic departments, other campus units, and/or an off-campus organization. Proposals providing some commitment of funds from sources other than the University Forum will be given priority.
Faculty from all departments/units are encouraged to apply. The University Forum is dedicated to supporting a wide scope of interests that crosses academic disciplines. If you choose to self-nominate, a budget proposal is not needed. We will continue our policy of awarding a $200 stipend to any UNLV faculty member for their participation in the University Forum lecture series.