Call for Scholars Week 2020 Speaker Nominations

The WWU Scholars Week Organizing Committee invites nominations for the Scholars Week Keynote Speaker during the week of May 11-15, 2020.  Speakers from broad academic areas are selected according to a regular schedule-- for 2020 the individual will come from the humanities and arts. 

Nominees may be from any field within these areas, but whatever the specialty, the nominee must be an engaging speaker and currently active in scholarly and/or creative activity.  Speakers frequently make themselves available for other activities during Scholars Week, but such events are typically arranged with the speaker by the nominating faculty or department in coordination with the Scholars Week Organizing Committee.  The final selection will be made by the Research Advisory Committee using these general criteria: potential to be an engaging speaker, ability to connect with academically diverse audience, and career accomplishments.  

Please submit speaker nominations no later than 5 p.m. Friday Oct. 18 via this form.

For further information, visit the Scholars Week website: or e-mail