The Bottom Line on The Contemporary Issues Agency
When CIA began 28 years ago, we noticed a gaping hole in student activities programming. No one was providing QUALITY programs at AFFORDABLE prices. If you did not a have big budget for celebrities, you had to scramble to find programs. We decided to specialize in SPEAKERS and only SPEAKERS, so we are uniquely qualified to offer top quality lecture programs at affordable prices.

What is CIA?

  • College speakers bureau
  • Lecture agency
  • The #1 source for affordable lectures on the hottest topics.
  • Specializing in THE BEST issue oriented programs for colleges and universities.

SOME issues we cover:

  • Multicultural programming
  • Alcohol awareness programs
  • LGBTQ programs
  • Finances
  • Social justice
  • Relationships
  • Poverty and homelessness awareness

CIA programs:

  • The most entertaining speakers.
  • Experts in their respective fields.
  • Wide variety of programs.
  • Fill all budget ranges.

CIA staff:

  • Knowledgeable
  • Friendly
  • Professional
  • Helpful
  • Customer service oriented
  • Accessible


We look forward to future collaborations with your company in hopes to provide our students with events that challenge them to seek opportunities of cultural immersion.  We want them to experience life as culturally competent citizens and your company’s assistance has helped us to achieve that goal.

Diversity Initiatives
Christopher Newport University

I could not have pulled this event together in a week without your hard work.  My colleague said glowing remarks about your agency.  In working with you on this event I have found what he said to be true.

Director of Multicultural Events
Hope College

Thank you for your correspondence which was a perfect balance of attentive professionalism without being over-bearing or pushy.

Lecture Chair
St. Joseph College

It has been a pleasure to work with you.  Thanks for helping me to plan my first event and for your continual flexibility.  I look forward to working with your company again!!

Speakers Chair
Hollins Activity Board

Thank you so much for all your work over these past months.  You helped make my first semester as a student programmer a great success.

Artist/Lecture Chair
Kent State University

Working with CIA has been such a pleasure and has been easy to work with in regards to coordinating the right speaker.

Ideas & Issues Coordinator
Indiana University Southeast

Working with your company made life a lot easier for me.

Associate Dean of Students
Long Island University

It is because of your efficiency that the program was so successful.

Risk Management Educator
Miami University, OH