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College / Campus Speakers & Programs

The APB Advantage for Colleges, Universities & Secondary Schools
The American Program Bureau (APB) began in the tumultuous 1960s when founder Robert P. Walker created the first college speakers bureau / lecture agency. APB exclusively represented speakers like Martin Luther King, Jr., Julian Bond, Ralph Nader, Jane Fonda and many other prominent voices of the time, who dealt with such hard-pressing issues as civil rights and the war in Vietnam. Maintaining this tradition, APB continues to be the nation's pre-eminent source for exclusive speakers on national, diversity, and global issues.

From our experienced program consultants to our full-service travel and client services department, it is our goal to work hand-in-hand with you to create successful programs that will impress, intrigue, and engage an audience, ultimately making you look your best.

We look forward to working with you. Call or contact us today to start planning your next event!
Featured Programs & Speaker News
  • Dan Rather's New Book, 'Rather Outspoken,' Released on May 1

    Veteran broadcast journalist Dan Rather's new book, Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News, was released on Tuesday, May 1. This fascinating memoir offers a look into the important and history-making events that Rather has covered over the years, from the assassination of John F. Kennedy to Abu Ghraib.

  • Joe Pantoliano's New Book, 'Asylum,' Released Today

    Today, April 24, New York Times best-selling author and APB speaker Joe Pantoliano's new book, Asylum: Hollywood Tales from My Great Depression: Brain Dis-Ease, Recovery, and Being My Mother's Son, was released.

  • APB Speakers at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

    APB is proud to represent five of the eight illustrious Nobel Prize winners who are speaking at the 12th Annual World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

  • Kim Campbell on 'Real Time'

    On Friday, April 13, former Prime Minister of Canada and APB speaker Kim Campbell appeared on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher along with fellow guests David Stockman, Matthew Continetti, Tavis Smiley, and Eric Klinenberg. Prompted by host Bill Maher, the group discussed a wide range of topics including the war on women, the US economy, the Trayvon Martin case, and the difference between US and Canadian politics.
  • 'Unguarded' with Chris Herren Nominated for Two Sports Emmys

    Congratulations to the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary Unguarded, which has received two Sports Emmy nominations! Unguarded, the story of former NBA player and APB speaker Chris Herren, was nominated in the categories of Outstanding Sports Documentary and Outstanding Editing.

  • Chris Hughes Purchases New Republic

    Facebook co-founder and APB speaker Chris Hughes purchased reputed political magazine The New Republic. The 28-year-old entrepreneur said he intends on updating the magazine's web and mobile presence on tablet computers such as the iPad. In a time in which many news outlets prefer broadcasting abbreviated and aggregated news, Hughes seeks to revitalize long-form journalism.

Speakers & Programs for Every Event on Campus

Known for our creative ideas and contemporary programming, we are here to help you find the perfect speaker. No matter what type of event you are planning for your campus, APB has helped build successful programs for every occasion, including: