Speakers Bureau

citizens at a discussion table

Our speakers offer bold, passionate statements about the role of citizens in democracy.

Our team members are available to speak on a variety of topics concerning the role of citizens in public decision-making, both in the United States and around the world. Our speakers offer a unique, dynamic combination of insights drawn from experience and thought about new ideas developed through our knowledge-building activities. In recent months, AmericaSpeaks program directors, researchers and strategists have led sessions on the following topics:

  • The state of our democracy and strategies for renewal
  • Citizen engagement through public deliberation
  • Proven strategies for engaging public officials and policymakers
  • Online consultation and other new tools for public involvement
  • Innovations to the traditional “town hall meeting” and other public meetings
  • Future directions of governance

To arrange for an AmericaSpeaks presenter to participate in your conference or meeting, please email your request to Eric Diters, or call him at 202-775-3939  x 1004.

Dr. Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer

Dr. Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer, Founder and President of AmericaSpeaks, is a dynamic speaker with a wealth of knowledge about democratic renewal, deliberative democracy, public administration, and organizational development.

Lukensmeyer’s unique experience across these sectors gives her insight into emerging cross-cutting trends and developments. Full biography.

Carolyn Lukensmeyer receives the Straus Award

Steve Brigham

As Chief Operating Officer, Steve Brigham has led all aspects of AmericaSpeaks’ work, from internal operations to project delivery. In addition to the insights he brings from playing an active role in over 20 of AmericaSpeaks‘ projects, Steve offers thoughtful connections between the state of stakeholder engagement, organizational development and strategic growth. Full biography.

Janet Fiero

As Director of Business Development, Dr. Janet Fiero, has been involved in most aspects of AmericaSpeaks work, from project manager to nurturing the AmericaSpeaks Associate Network. Janet’s insight comes from her 25 years of consulting experience, the leadership role she has played in AmericaSpeaks’ projects, and her deep understanding of innovative public engagement strategies. Full biography.

And More

AmericaSpeaks‘ other staff members are also requested speakers on their areas of expertise. Please contact Eric Diters for more information about our speakers bureau.