Complete this form to be listed as a community speaker or media expert in our online directory.
You can choose to be listed as a speaker, expert, or both:
Speakers address local service organizations, K-12 schools, synagogues, churches, and clubs.
Speakers can discuss issues related to their academic expertise or areas of personal interest, such as hobbies or
Experts share their knowledge and insight with local and national reporters looking for informed
commentary on the news of the day.
During election season, for instance, reporters often seek out political science and journalism professors.
You can select up to 22 media items (22 left).
The Speakers & Experts Directory is a community service of the University Communications Office.
You are free to talk about any subject, just remember to make it clear whether your subject is related to your
academic expertise or whether it's based on a personal interest, such as a hobby.
Also, please make it clear to your audience that any statements you make are your own and are not to be regarded as
the official position of the university.
Speakers should not ask for speaking fees when addressing community organizations. The exception is when you are
asked to speak at a conference that typically pays its professional speakers. In other words, don't ask for a fee
if you are asked to speak to Mrs. Clay's third-grade class or a local Chamber of Commerce luncheon. If, on the
other hand, you are presenting the keynote speech at a national convention, accepting the organization's
standard fee is fine.
If you are contacted directly for a media interview, please let us know by calling 702-892-3102 or by email. Media experts never accept
fees for interviews. Nor should you ask to review a copy of the story in advance of publication or broadcast.
For more resources and guidelines on interacting with the media, visit the Media Relations Office website.
Failure to show up at a scheduled speaking engagement or interview or inappropriate behavior at a speaking
engagement can lead to removal from the directory. Speakers and experts are listed in directory at the discretion of
the University Communications Office. To review UNLV workplace policies go to http://hr.unlv.edu/policies/.
Business dress is appropriate for most speaking engagements. If you are in doubt about what to wear, ask the person
who requested you as a speaker what would be appropriate.