The International Relations Council Speakers Bureau is a directory of IRC members willing to share their expertise and experiences.  Speakers can be requested to address businesses, schools, or religious institutions, and speak on an array of topics, such as politics, economics, culture, and law. Members of the Speakers Bureau don’t charge a fee for their speaking time and are available to the Greater Kansas City area (but it is ultimately their decision where to travel).

Organizations wishing to request a speaker should fill out the form linked above. The IRC will then get in touch with the requested speaker, confirm their availability, and get back in touch with the requester.

We need at least a week to confirm a speaking engagement with a speaker, but, to help with planning, we recommend you request a speaker as soon as you have identified your needs.

The IRC Speakers Bureau is offered as a complimentary community service and has no associated fees for requesting organizations.

View our speakers’ recent contributions to IRC programming

Holly Nielsen

Ms. Nielsen joined the IRC’s International Career Series with advice and stories from her time living and working overseas in Russia and from her experience serving as Board Chair of the United Way in Moscow.