Frequently Asked Questions

How do I request a speaker?

Simply complete the speaker request form. For additional information on how to request a speaker, please visit our Request a Speaker page.

How far in advance should I request a speaker?

All requests should be submitted at least four weeks prior to your event date.

Am I guaranteed to have a speaker for my event?

We make every attempt to fill all requests; however, Speakers Bureau participants are volunteers and may not be available for all events.

Do I have to pay a fee or honoraria for a speaker?

No; this is a free service.

Who is responsible for paying travel expenses?

If TVA agrees to the event, TVA will pay travel expenses.

Does the Speakers Bureau have a list of topics that I can choose from?

Our four main topics include:

  • What Is TVA: Information about the company's past, present and future
  • Clean and Green Energy: How TVA works to deliver safe, reliable, low-cost and clean energy
  • Protecting Our Resources: More on TVA's environmental stewardship of the Tennessee River system and associated 293,000 acres of land
  • Economic Impact of TVA: Understanding the investment TVA makes in attracting and retaining good jobs for the Tennessee Valley

You can also visit for more potential selection options.

Are there any events not entitled to receive Speakers Bureau services?

Speakers cannot participate in events for the purpose of fundraising, promotions or any type of endorsement.