Frequently Asked Questions

What is it?

The International Relations Council Speakers Bureau is a directory of IRC members willing to share their expertise and experiences with the Greater Kansas City area. 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).

How does it work?

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

How far in advance should I request a speaker?

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. 

What does it cost?

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