AZ SPEAKS (formerly known as the Speakers Bureau) is the longest running and most popular program of Arizona Humanities. This program offers a wealth of experts and scholars who give entertaining and informative presentations on a wide range of topics.
AZ SPEAKS presenters represent a diverse range of expertise, from a variety of professional backgrounds including: archaeology, art history, civic engagement, film studies, history and heritage, law, and philosophy. Speakers are carefully selected based on their expertise and ability to offer content and insight that inspires discussion with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
AZ SPEAKS is a great way for your organization to engage your community that is inexpensive and easy to arrange. Each year, Arizona Humanities Speakers deliver hundreds of engaging presentations in every corner of the state.
AZ SPEAKS PROGRAMS
Within AZ SPEAKS, there are three types of speakers or presentations:
The Road Scholars program brings the best in humanities scholarship to virtually every corner of Arizona. Presentations are designed to connect local experts to an inquiring public, and foster lively discussions on cultural and historical topics.
History Alive presents scholars assuming the roles of significant historical figures. Scholars present as historical figures, and answer questions from the figure’s perspective. They end by stepping out of character and answering questions as themselves, providing scholarly context and insight.
The Speakers in the Schools program offers top-quality lectures on a wide variety of humanities subjects relevant to Arizona K-12 curricula. Speakers work directly with teachers prior to the program in order to tailor the presentation to a specific grade level, meeting Arizona educational standards.