Becoming a Speaker

Many of our speakers are professional teachers from local universities, secondary schools. Others are retired military personnel, diplomats or other professional people, or are experts in fields such as the arts, religion, health, history, or other topics of interest. Browsing the current class and program schedule provides examples of the breadth of programs we have presented to our members.

Our speakers make ILR programs successful by preparing and delivering informative and stimulating classes that engage our members. We welcome new presenters and program material.

The Curriculum Committee schedules classes 4 to 5 months in advance of the scheduled presentation date. ILR offers classes on Monday through Thursday. Classes are two hours in duration (10:00 to 12:00 or 1:00 to 3:00) with a break in the middle. Most classes are offered in single session format but some are offered in a two session format with meetings a week apart.

If you are interested in giving a presentation to the ILR members, contact the Curriculum Committee to discuss your idea. As a prospective speaker, you will be asked to submit a brief description of the class and a short biography. Your biography should be relevant to the program that you are presenting and would be different from that you use for your day job when you are presenting a program about a non-work interest.

If you are invited to present to the ILR, your class description and your biograpy will be published in our class schedule which we mail to our members and post on the web site.

Your Curriculum Committee contact will answer any questions you have. You will receive directions and a parking permit in the mail. On the day of your class, you will meet with your Curriculum Committee contact who acts as class host will assist you with the audio-visual system.