Unlike physicians, researchers, and other healthcare professionals, patient speakers do not have institutional support, or stable jobs to pay for the time you’ve asked of them. Therefore if you are requesting a patient as a speaker at your event you must offer fair value for their time, and compensate them for services they provide to your event.
When booking a patient speaker, we will factor in time contribution you are asking from this patient speaker, and recognize that many will need to take unpaid time off for this work. Requesting to engage patients as a speaker means that you need a line item in your budget for patient speakers.
Like booking any service, ‘fair value’ depends on the skills, experience availability, demand for a given speaker. Fair value will be determined in advance of confirming a speaker at your event. Our engagements start at $250 per hour at a minimum of 3 hours.
Confirming A Time
Please understand that many of our patient speakers are in high demand. We will do our best to accommodate your request. Please provide at least 30 days notice in order to confirm a date for your speaking engagement.
We support the Patients Included Charter. For any in-person engagements, please review this charter. We will ask that you adhere to the Patients Included charter when requesting to book speakers.