What is The Heartland Institute?
AThe Heartland Institute is an independent source of research and commentary founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1984. It is not affiliated with any political party, business, or foundation. Its activities are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Heartland’s mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems.
Who are Heartland’s speakers?
AWe feature some of the nation’s most knowledgeable and dynamic public policy experts. Heartland’s senior fellows are known nationwide and write hundreds of articles each year ranging from op-eds in major U.S. newspapers to books and in-depth policy studies. They appear on CNBC, Fox News, and PBS, and on the opinion-editorial pages of The Wall Street Journal. They testify before Congress and speak to audiences ranging in size from 10 to 10,000
Why have a Heartland speaker at your event?
AWe realize our success depends on your success. By providing high-caliber speakers and high-caliber service to match, we have helped event planners ensure the success of hundreds of conventions, board meetings, fundraisers, and awards ceremonies. As a result, we have earned a reputation as a valuable partner in the business community, as well as among non-profit organizations and community associations.

When it comes to planning special events, whether you are a seasoned veteran or are organizing your very first program, we have the experience and the expertise necessary to ensure your success. We are just one phone call or mouse-click away, providing you with professional, insightful, experienced, and considerate help. We’ll even manage the logistics of getting the speaker to and from your event.

We will assist you in finding the perfect speaker for your upcoming event and still stay within your budget. We have solutions for all your speaker needs.

How much do Heartland speakers cost?
AHeartland’s speakers are budget-friendly. Fees range from $1,000 to $10,000 plus travel expenses. Small organizations may qualify for reduced or even free honoraria. Call 312/377-4000 for details. To have one of our speakers address your group, please contact me at 312/377-4000, or by e-mail at ncomerford@heartland.org.