Speaker Agreement Template
Are you an event organiser or a speaker looking to formalise your speaking engagements? Simplify the process and protect your interests with our Speaker Agreement Template. It simplifies the process, safeguards your interests, and enhances collaboration with event hosts and speakers. Ready to streamline your contract and focus on impactful presentations.
Our Speaker Agreement Template is a carefully crafted legal document for speakers and event organisers. It offers a strong foundation for speaking engagements (whether online, in person, masterclasses, workshops etc), offering clarity and professionalism. Simplify the negotiation process, minimise disputes, and establish trust with event hosts and speakers through industry-specific contracts.
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Created by lawyers and peer reviewed by other lawyers for quality assurance, this fill in the blanks template can be ready within 15 minutes or less, ready for you to copy and paste into your system and send to your client for them to sign.
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Some of the key features of our Speaker Agreement Template include:
- Clear Scope of Work: Defines the details of your speaking engagement, including topics, duration, and responsibilities.
- Payment Terms: clauses setting out how and when fees are payment including payment terms, and reimbursement policies.
- Intellectual Property Rights: Clarifies ownership and usage rights of the presentation materials.
- Promotion and Marketing: Outlines the terms for event promotion and marketing of the speaker.
- Event Logistics: Includes provisions requiring address venue, equipment, and technical requirements for seamless presentations.
- Cancellation and Refunds: includes cancellation policies and refund procedures for both parties.
- Termination Clauses: Establishes conditions for contract termination and post-termination obligations.
Force Majeure: Include provisions for handling unforeseen circumstances and event disruptions.
Our Speaker Agreement Template is ideal for various professionals and organisations, including:
- Speakers and Presenters
- Creative Agencies engaging speakers for events
- Coaches and mentors engaging speakers for events
- Mastermind organisers engaging speakers for your mastermind
- Retreat organisers engaging speakers for your retreat
- Event Organisers and Planners
- Conferences and Seminar Hosts
- Webinar and Virtual Event Hosts
- Educational Institutions
- Business Associations
- Professional Development Workshops
- Industry Conferences and Trade Shows
Whether you're a seasoned speaker or an event organiser, this template is your trusted resource for formalising speaking engagements, protecting your rights, and ensuring successful events.
Purchase our Speaker Agreement Template today and take a significant step toward streamlining your speaker agreements, minimising risks, and focusing on delivering impactful presentations.
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Have more questions? Read our FAQs
What is a Speaker Agreement, and why do I need it?
Answer: A Speaker Agreement is a legally binding contract that outlines the terms and conditions of a speaking engagement between a speaker and an event organiser or client. It's essential because it formalises the agreement, clarifies expectations, and protects the rights and responsibilities of both parties. It ensures a smooth collaboration and helps minimise potential disputes.
What key elements should be included in a Speaker Agreement?
Answer: A comprehensive Speaker Agreement should include key elements such as:
- Details of the speaking engagement, including date, time, and location.
- Payment terms, including speaking fees and reimbursement policies.
- Intellectual property rights related to presentation materials.
- Event promotion and marketing arrangements.
- Venue and technical requirements.
- Cancellation and refund policies.
- Termination clauses and post-termination obligations.
Can I customise the Speaker Agreement to suit my specific needs and event?
Answer: Yes, the Speaker Agreement Template is fully customisable. You can tailor it to match your unique event requirements, including adjusting fees, specifying venue details, and modifying cancellation and refund policies.
What happens if the event is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, such as a force majeure event?
Answer: In the event of a cancellation due to force majeure or other unforeseen circumstances, the Speaker Agreement includes provisions that outline the steps both parties should take. This includes ability to reschedule the event to a mutually agreed-upon date or discussing refunds for fees and deposits paid.
How can I ensure my intellectual property rights as a speaker are protected?
Answer: The Speaker Agreement includes language around ownership and usage rights of presentation materials. By including intellectual property clauses, you can protect your rights and outline how the client may use your content. It's important to negotiate these terms to ensure they align with your preferences.
Can I use this Speaker Agreement for both in-person and virtual events?
Answer: Yes, the Speaker Agreement Template can be adapted for various types of events, including in-person, virtual, or hybrid events. Simply adjust the details and requirements to match the specific format of your speaking engagement.
Can I use this Speaker Agreement template for masterclasses or workshops?
Answer: Yes, the Speaker Agreement template can be used for various types of speaking engagements whether it is a presentation, masterclass or workshop (online or in person)!
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