Be a Host for a LIFT Speaker Series Event
The responsibilities of the host for a LIFT event include:
- In consultation with the event coordinator (someone from the planning team), choose a theme for the event. The theme is the common thread for all the speakers, although their topics may be quite diverse. The host introduces the theme at the beginning of the event (3-5 minutes).
- Three speakers are chosen to speak on a topic that will relate to the theme, either directly or indirectly. Two speakers have 8-10 minutes for their presentation, and the third speaker has 20-25 minutes. The host may prefer to get the speakers. However if that is not the case, the LIFT working group will assist in finding the speakers.
- Prior to the event, the host will get introductions from the three speakers. The intros will include 4-5 sentences to introduce the topic, and the title of the speech. Hosts can let your speakers know that guidelines for writing an introduction can be found here.
- The host posts information to his or her community circle on social media channels. Social Media posting may include the names of the speakers if they give permission.
If you are a host, you can download a checklist here.
If you are interested in either speaking or hosting, please get in touch with the LIFT working group by filling out the form below. Someone will be in touch asap.