About AFSA's Speakers Bureau

Retired FSO Daryl Brehm speaks at the national 4H conference center in Chevy Chase, MD.

Welcome to AFSA's Speakers Bureau information page! AFSA offers a speaker placement service free of charge for anyone interested in hosting an active-duty or retired member of the Foreign Service to speak to their group. We place no restrictions on the size of groups, as our speakers have in the past presented to groups as small as book clubs and as large as universities and World Affairs Councils.

AFSA does not charge for this service; however, the speaker may accept modest honorariums if offered, and assistance with travel or overnight lodging expenses.

Requesting a Speaker

If you are interested in requesting a speaker through AFSA's Speakers Bureau, please fill out our online form. We will gladly look for a Foreign Service speaker in your area. Our frequently asked questions may be of help or contact AFSA’s Outreach Department at (202) 338-4045 ext. 705 or via email at speakers@afsa.org with any additional questions.

Resources for Speakers

Members of the Foreign Service, active-duty or retiree, who are interested in speaking to organizations are encouraged to register for the Speakers Bureau by filling out our online form. AFSA has resources available, including talking points to help in preparing presentations and doing local outreach. You may also request a free copy of Inside a U.S. Embassy by clicking here. Our frequently asked questions may be of help or contact AFSA's Outreach Department at (202) 338-4045 ext. 517 or via email at speakers@afsa.org with any additional questions.

Let AFSA know where you've been speaking!

If you are a Foreign Service employee or retiree and have been speaking about the Foreign Service in your community, please fill out this form to let AFSA know about your speaking engagement(s). We will use this information to track the number of events in support of the Foreign Service each year, as well as to collect data on regions, audiences, and topics. Thank you!