Call for Proposals
Summer & Fall 2020

The FAU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Boca Raton seeks applications for series and program proposals for Summer and Fall 2020.

Program Options and Details

  • Summer 2020 Start Date: August 2020
  • Fall 2020 Start Date: October 2020

Submission Deadline for Summer and Fall 2020: Monday, March 9, 2020. All proposals are reviewed and selected by the OLLI Boca Board of Advisors’ Curriculum Committee.

Event Types: Four (4)-Week or Eight (8)-Week Series and/or a One-Time Event. 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 $4 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 spaces, or one 120-seat space.

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
  • Internet Access
  • VGA/HDMI Available.

Proposal Guidelines

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

  1. Program Description: The focus should be on a general description of materials to be covered, and objectives and outcomes of your series. The detailed description should accurately reflect the program/presentation content. Max. words 150.
  2. Lectures: Include a brief title.
  3. Biographical Information: Include professional experience, activities and awards/honors, training, etc. Max. words 170.
  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.

Online Proposal Submission

New Presenters: Please create an account in the Instructor Resource Center.

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

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