Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Guest Speaker Proposal Form

The Osher Institute has been a part of The University of Utah Continuing Education Department since fall 2004 and is part of a national program of lifelong learners age 50 and better.

The guest speaker program is an opportunity to share material you are passionate about with an enthusiastic and inquisitive group of mature adults. The lectures are also wonderful opportunities for Osher members to stay informed and to connect with others, both very important elements for successful aging.

Lectures are held on Wednesdays during the term, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, at the Commander's House in Fort Douglas. Members and guests often arrive early to mingle over their brown-bag lunch before enjoying the lecture thus building the community.

Thank you for taking this opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise with the Osher community.

The following are periods during which Wednesday lectures are scheduled:

Fall term: 4th Mon. of Sept. through the 2nd Fri. of Nov.Scheduling process begins: Preceding May

Winter term: 3rd Mon. of Jan. through the 1st Fri. of Mar. Scheduling process begins: Preceding August

Spring term: 1st Mon. of Apr. through the 2nd Fri. of May Scheduling process begins: Preceding October

Our coordinator actively pursues topics and speakers for this program. We also welcome unsolicited proposals. Please indicate the status of your proposal:

We want to make sure this is an enjoyable experience for you, that the lecture is well attended, and that the logistics go smoothly. To help us meet these goals, please fully complete the following form and submit prior to the start of the scheduling process for the term in which you are interested indicated above.

Please Note: items marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Your Contact Information


Your bio will be used in Osher promotional materials to introduce you to our members. Include: educational background; special training or qualifications in the subject area of your lecture and any other information relevant to your qualifications for speaking on the topic.

The lecture room at the Commander's House is equipped with a PC laptop computer and projector. Wireless internet is available. CDs and DVDs can be played on the laptop. If you have any other needs please note them here. We will investigate the possibility of providing what you need.

Lectures are held at the Commander's House in Fort Douglas. The address is 1965 de Trobriand Street, Salt Lake City, UT. If you are unfamiliar with the Fort Douglas area or the location of the Commander's house, go here for a printable map, or follow this link for directions and more location information. If your lecture will be at an alternate location, directions will be provided.

If the unexpected occurs and you should you need to cancel your presentation after it has been scheduled and a substitute cannot be found to present on your behalf, contact the Osher main office at 801-585-5442 (option 2).

Thank you for the very generous donation of your time. The information and expertise you share will be valuable to many in the Osher membership.