Speaking Request

I’m always honored to be invited to speak events. If you would like to discuss an opportunity, please send an email with the following details to this email.

1.) Dates for the event.

2.) Location of event.

3.) Projected attendance for the event.

4.) Number of times to speak/teach.

5.) Lodging accommodations (hotel, retreat center, et cetera)

6.) Attire for the event.

7.) If other speakers or musical artists will be a part of the program please include this information with the request.

8.) Theme of event/topic you would like me to speak on.

9.) I do not have a set honorarium amount, but I want to steward my time well so the financial impact will be considered. Please include these details with the request.

Some things to consider when sending a request:

1.) Due to our family’s commitment to our local church we limit the number of weekends we will travel per month.

2.) I ask that host churches/organizations cover travel & lodging expenses. If I’m flying to your event, my expenses will include mileage to and from the Columbus airport (a little over an hour away) and airport parking during your event. If I need to get a rental car at the airport, I will communicate that up front.

3.)  After the event, I will send an invoice with an itemized list of additional expenses (including mileage to and from airport and airport parking if I’m flying). If I’m driving directly to your event, this will include the government rate per mile for the round trip, hotel cost (if not already covered by event), and meals during travel. Some events provide a “travel per diem” instead of an itemized invoice and I’m happy to negotiate that up front.

4.) I prefer to book my own travel & lodging and get reimbursed if possible. When traveling with my family I generally stay, when possible, at Residence Inn in order to get a suite that can accommodate all six of us.

5.) If you would like to make some of my books available at your event, the best option is to contact the publishers through their website, as you will often be able to get discount or bulk rates. I have published books with Crossway, B&H Kids, New Growth Press, and The Good Book Company.

6.) My summer speaking schedule generally fills up over eighteen months in advance; fall and spring aren’t scheduled as far out.

7.) If I block a date for your event, and you cancel within 30 days of the event, it is encouraged that you pay 50% of the agreed up on honorarium as other invitations were likely declined in order to keep your date.

Speaker’s Bio

Daniel DeWitt (PhD, Southern Seminary) serves as a Senior Fellow at Southwest Baptist University where he leads the Center for Faith and Culture. Daniel and his wife April have four children: Isaiah, Micah, Josiah, and Addilynn Joy. Daniel is the author of multiple books and posts regularly on his blog theolatte.com.

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