ACCENT speakers bureau

UF Speaker's Bureau

Would you like to see celebrities and prominent figures speak? How about for free? If so, then the University of Florida is the place for you because it has a speakers bureau named ACCENT. ACCENT Speakers Bureau is the largest, student-run, speakers bureau in the nation. Created in 1967, ACCENT has spent 40 years bringing prominent, controversial and influential speakers to the University of Florida. It has provided UF with a range of famous names, including past Presidents, Prime Ministers, media, business and sports legends. Some of these people include Adam Sandler, Kerri Strug, Bill Nye, Soledad O’Brien, George Carlin and John Kerry. This is just naming a few of the famous speakers that have come. Students can find out about shows that ACCENT is sponsoring through advertisements hung all around campus, in residence halls, on billboards, through e-mail, on television and radio stations, in newspapers such as the Alligator, and in local businesses. These shows are always free and open to the public. The shows take place in venues such as the O’Connell Center and outside of Reitz Union. Due to the convenience of location and lack of cost, ACCENT shows are an opportunity for University of Florida students who want to be entertained on a budget.