Call for Proposals
Winter/Spring 2024

The FAU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Boca Raton seeks applications for series and one-time program proposals for Summer/Fall 2024. Going forward, we will be accepting proposals for all of our locations: Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and Jupiter.

If you want to submit the same program for multiple locations, please reflect that in the “preferred teaching days and times” field in your proposal.

Program Options and Details

Summer 2024 Start Date: June 3rd, 2024

Fall 2024 Start Date: September 3rd, 2024

Submission Deadline for Summer/Fall 2024:  March 8th, 2024. All proposals are reviewed and selected by the OLLI Boca Board of Advisors’ Curriculum Committee.

Locations: Boca Raton, Jupiter and Fort Lauderdale

Event Types: One-time or multi-week series, (four (4)-week, six (6)-week, or eight (8)-week), interactive discussion groups and workshops, and field trips. Presenters may apply for multiple events or programs on different topics.

Program Length: One-time events and each session of a series are typically scheduled for 90 minutes once each week, although two hours may be accommodated.

Audience: Non-traditional adult learners, many of whom are college or post-college graduates.

Example Topic Areas for Proposals*:

  • Economics
  • Current Affairs
  • History
  • Art
  • Science
  • Literature, and
  • Cultural Studies.

* See the current program list for example topics being presented.

Compensation: Compensation is based on student enrollment numbers. Note that in addition to the amounts in the following chart, for every multi-week series there will be a $5 compensation for each guest ticket sold.

SeriesMin. PaymentAmt. per Enrollee
Min. 50

Presentation Materials: While not required, presenters are strongly encouraged to supplement lectures by using visuals such as PowerPoint slides, or other media.


  • Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium. Capacity: 500-seats.
  • Ely Meyerson Continuing Education Rooms. Capacity: two 60-seat rooms, or one 120-seat room in comfortable surroundings, and a conference room for discussion style sessions with the lecturer.

Provided Equipment and Services:

  • Stage | Auditorium Only
  • Large Screen
  • Podium
  • Wired and Wireless Mics
  • Operator Controlled Sound Booth | Auditorium Only
  • AV Mgr. On-site Throughout Presentation
  • Stage Lighting System and House Lights | Auditorium Only
  • Green Room | Auditorium Only
  • Grand Piano | Auditorium Only
  • DVD/Blu-ray
  • Analog Overhead Projector
  • Doc Cam | Auditorium Only
  • Devices for the Hearing Impaired | Auditorium Only
  • T-coil Available in Both Locations
  • Internet Access
  • VGA/HDMI Available.

Proposal Guidelines

Proposals should include the following, in order to be considered:

  1. Program Description: The description of your program should use a narrative format that appeals to the audience. It should expressively describe what will be covered in the lecture and what knowledge the participants will gain. It should be engaging and informative, with the goal being patron registrations. If you plan to incorporate a PowerPoint, videos, or handouts, that should be included. Max. words 135.
  2. Lectures: Include a brief title.
  3. Biographical Information: Include professional experience, activities and awards/honors, training, etc. Max. words 100.
  4. Equipment Request: Please indicate use of slides, CD, DVD, overhead projector, PowerPoint, or any other media.

Note that decisions about program proposals that require extensive editing and revisions may be deferred to a future term. Please do not use all caps in the title or the body of your proposal.

Online Proposal Submission

New Presenters: Please create an account in the Instructor Resource Center, and select here to see a Sample Proposal Form.

Established Presenters: If you have previously submitted a proposal in the online system, please do not create a new account. If you forgot your login information there are tools on the login page to help you retrieve it.


Additional Information for Presenters

  • As part of the application process, presenters may be asked to submit a current CV. Instructions on how the CV should be submitted will be provided as needed.
  • New, prospective presenters may be asked to provide a lecture sample, either via the web or a recorded version, as part of the application process.
  • Our program evaluation committee takes into consideration whether the lecturer/entertainer can also be seen at other competitive venues; FAU faculty, new presenters and those who offer programs exclusively for us will be given preference.


If you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact Judith Scara at

Example Program Catalog

Green Room
Conference Room