Speaker Submission

The Detroit Economic Club is happy to consider speakers that maintain our stature as one of the ‘most valued podiums’ in the world. The criteria for speaker submission are:


  • Chairman or CEO of a Fortune 100 company or global organization
  • Recognizable thought-leader in his/her industry


  • Heads of State
  • U.S. Cabinet Members
  • U.S. Government: Senate/House Majority or Minority Leaders
  • U.S. Presidential Candidates
  • Mayoral, Gubernatorial, Senatorial & Presidential Debates


  • Leaders in areas of humanity, race relations, sports, entertainment and the arts

Speech topics must be

  • Timely and newsworthy
  • Forward-thinking
  • National and/or global in scope

The Detroit Economic Club does not

  • Support political campaigns
  • Facilitate fundraising
  • Provide a platform for public service announcements
  • Advertise products or services
  • Host leaders from associations or non-profits

Speaker inquiries must include

  • Bio of speaker
  • Proposed speech topic
  • Dates of availability

Deadline for Submission

The Detroit Economic Club receives speaker proposals throughout the year, and does not maintain a submission deadline.

Submit your Speaker Proposal