NASA Speakers typically appear before a wide range of audiences in many different venues in order to share our programs and results with the public. However some conditions do apply:
Because the demand for NASA speakers is high, not all requests can be filled. All incoming requests are carefully evaluated to assure that they 1) meet the basic requirements listed below, and 2) provide an opportunity for NASA to share what we do with largest possible segment of the public.
To request a speaker for your group, the Speakers Bureau office must receive a written request (this can be via email). Please allow as much lead-time as possible prior to your event for us to locate an appropriate speaker, preferably 6-8 weeks, longer for international requests. This consideration is necessary to give speakers adequate notice, ensure minimal disruption to their work schedules, and provide adequate advance notice to the requester that a speaker will or will not be available. Please note, however, that because employee participation in the Speakers Bureau is on a volunteer basis, we cannot guarantee that all requests will be filled.
The following terms must be followed for NASA participation at your event:
+ How to Request a Speaker
+ Center State Assignments
- Fundraising, Promotional Activities and Endorsements:
NASA Speakers may not participate in any activity that is associated with fundraising, promotional activities or endorsements, either directly or indirectly.
NASA Speakers may not participate in any activity in which any group has been unlawfully segregated or unequally treated on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, or sexual orientation.
- Honoraria or Fees:
NASA speakers are not allowed to accept honoraria, stipends or fees for speaking.
- Travel Expenses:
Due to budgetary limitations, NASA may not be able to fund the travel for events requiring the speaker to travel 50 miles or more. NASA does have authority to accept payment from other organizations for travel expenses to meetings for speaking engagements.