IUPUI Speaker’s Bureau

About the Speaker’s Bureau

IUPUI has two colleges and eighteen distinct schools that confer degrees through Indiana University and Purdue University. Experts across campus serve as IUPUI faculty, instructors, lecturers and staff, and have an abundance of knowledge and experience in a vast array of topics and fields.

If you are looking for a speaker for a conference, keynote address, luncheon, or other event, please see the list below containing topic and subject areas. Feel free to reach out to contract with one of our experts here.

Can’t find the topic or area you are searching for? Contact Sara Griffin at (317) 274-0180 or samgrif@iupui.edu to discuss your opportunity and identify an expert for you to contract with.

Topic Areas, Possible Subjects and Instructors:

Accounting and Finance

Learn more about budgets and managing money through topics such as Small Business Finance, Cost Accounting, Finance Basics, Financial Planning, Financial Statements, Grant Managements, and more.

View a list of potential Account and Finance experts and speakers here.


Whether it is telling a compelling story or interpersonal messaging, communication is a cornerstone of successful business. Our experts can help your group expand their communication skills through topics such as Appropriate Communication methods, Audience Based Messages, Business Communication, Business Writing, Communication and Problem Solving, Handling Difficult Conversations, Team Communication, Multiple and Diverse Audiences, Technical Communication and more.

View a list of Communication experts and speakers here.

Human Resources

Human Resources speakers are available to discuss topics such as Behavior Based Interview Questions, Being Part of Your Organization’s Brand, Conducting Job Analysis, Employees in the Organization’s Brand, Identifying Talent, Onboard Strategies, Preparing for the SHRM Certification, Talent Acquisition and many more.

View a list of potential HR experts and speakers here.

Management, Professionalism and Leadership

Several experts on IUPUI’s campus can speak to your employees or group about professional, management, or leadership. Topics in this area include Active Listening, Building Community, Business Ethics and Critical Thinking, Continuous Development, Culture Change, Customer Service, Creating Shared Vision, Employee Coaching, Encouraging Entrepreneurship, Inspiring and Motivating, Managing Difficult Conversations, Organizational Culture, Strategic Planning, Time Management, and more.

View a list of potential Leadership, Management and Professionalism experts and speakers here.

Nonprofit Organizations

Looking for someone to speak about fundraising or nonprofit consulting? Please contact Bill Stancykiewicz (link to bio), Director of The Fundraising School.

Project Management

Streamline and execute projects better after hearing from experts on topics such as Complex and Multiple Projects, Performance Measurement, Problem Solving Program Evaluation, Project Communication, Project Planning, Removing Obstacles to Success, Short Term Projects, Six Sigma, Techniques to Conquer Procrastination and more.

View a list of potential Project Management experts and speakers here.


Working in teams is one of the most rewarding and sometimes one of the most challenging aspects of anyone’s career. Experts in teamwork can help strengthen your team by sharing on topics such as Assessing Team, Building Team, Cultural Intelligence & Competency, Managing Team Perceptions, Expectations and Communication, Negotiations, Team Building, Team Dynamics, and more.

View a list of potential Team developing experts and speakers here.

Technology and Tech-Enabled Solutions

Technology experts can help your team learn the basics or take a deeper dive into Computer Basics, Software Programs, New Technology, or Social Media.

View a list of potential Technology experts here.




How do I reach out to invite a speaker to my event?

Please use the list above or email our office to identify a speaker. We will need the following details:

  • Time
  • Location
  • Subject of the presentation
  • Duration of the presentation
What is the cost of having someone speak at my event?

While some faculty will volunteer their time to nonprofit events, compensation is at the discretion of the event organizer and expert.

What if my topic is not listed above?

We’re happy to help you locate a speaker for your event. To contact us for a topic that is not listed above, please contact Sara Griffin.

I’m an IUPUI Faculty, Instructor, Lecturer or Staff member. How can I be listed as one of your experts?

Contact Sara Griffin at samgrif@iupui.edu with the topic interest(s) and a short biography about yourself.

Contact Info

Sara Griffin

Assistant Director, Outreach and Corporate Education

Email: samgrif@iupui.edu

Office: 317- 274-9170

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