Speaker Approvals

Any speaker, including the Dean, that a group, club, department, or individual wishes to invite to a Wharton event, whether on campus or off-site, must be approved by Wharton Dean’s Office (and in certain cases by the University) before any invitation is extended.

Each speaker request must be submitted using the school-wide Speaker Request Management System. Failure to abide by this policy may result in loss of Wharton and University resources. Requests are typically processed within three (3) business days. Speakers that require additional review may take up to two (2) weeks to receive final approval.

Please also note the following:

  • You should submit your speaker names for approval at least six weeks before the proposed event and prior to sending out any speaker bids or email invitations.
  • If you would like the Dean to speak at your event you must submit the request via the Speaker Request Management System at least two months before your event. Student organizations are only permitted to invite the Dean to one event per year.

Questions can be directed to Ariel Robbins, Associate Director.