Choosing Speakers

Where to Find Speakers

  • Members of your local section or division
  • University faculty
  • Industry scientists
  • Government employees involved in science related areas
  • Museum faculty
  • Writers for local papers, magazines, or books
  • ACS Online Speaker Directory

Characteristics of an Engaging Speaker

  • Ability to translate their expertise into nontechnical terms
  • Ability to get the audience excited about a topic
  • Ability to present in a conversational style
  • Ability to spur/continue discussions