The AYA-Redpath Speakers Program sends current Yale faculty and administrators to speak to alumni at Yale Club luncheons, receptions, annual dinners and other special events. We look forward to working with you to find the right speaker for your needs. We are very pleased to have support from the Robert U. Redpath Jr. ’28 Fund to make this important program possible.
Each Yale Club is entitled to one subsidized speaker from Yale each academic year (July 1 to June 30). The AYA books and pays for all travel and accommodation arrangements, and handles all accounting and speaker reimbursements. In return, the Yale Club remits a flat fee of $300 to the AYA. (If the speaker does not need an overnight stay, the Club or Association simply pays any costs incurred for the speaker’s travel, up to $300.)
The AYA furnishes over 100 speakers each year to alumni groups, and we can recommend any of the speakers on this list with confidence. Remember that Yale has many charismatic faculty and administrators who may not be well known to all alumni.
Contact the AYA Club Relations Officer responsible for your Yale Club to request a speaker.
We ask that you guarantee a minimum attendance of 30 people for any event with an AYA-provided speaker. If you feel you might not be able to meet this minimum, consider broadening your invitation list to include members of other local Ivy League alumni associations. (Before you extend an invitation to outside groups, however, please let the AYA know, as we must first receive approval from the speaker.)
After one speaker visit is arranged for your Yale Club or Association within a given academic year (July 1 to June 30), any additional Yale speakers you request will be arranged on a non-subsidized basis. This means that your Club or Association will bear the full cost of the visit, including transportation, accommodations, meals and any other expenses incurred.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the AYA Club Relations Officer who handles your Club or Association. We look forward to helping you with your programming for this year!