Call for Proposals – Fall 2020 and Winter 2021

The FAU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Ft. Lauderdale seeks applications for series and program proposals for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021.

Program Options and Details

Fall 2020 Start Date: November 2020

Winter 2021 Start Date: January 2021

Submission Deadline for both sessions: Wednesday, April 1, 2020. All proposals are reviewed and selected by the OLLI Ft. Lauderdale Board of Advisors’ Curriculum Committee.

Event Types: One-Time and Four (4)-Week Series. 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.

Locations at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts:

  • Abdo New River Room. Capacity: 225-seats
  • JM Family Studio. Capacity: 160-seats

Provided Equipment and Services:

  • Large Screen
  • Podium
  • Wired and Wireless Mics
  • AV Mgr. On-site Throughout Presentation
  • Stage Lighting System and House Lights
  • DVD/Blu-ray
  • 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 Adrienne Gionta at