The University of Iowa

Convocation Speaker Contest

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Hey, Class of 2023! The University of Iowa is looking for a charismatic speaker from your class to help formally welcome the class to campus during Convocation on Sunday, August 25. Think you fit the bill? Upload your audition video by noon on August 1st.

To enter the contest, upload your audition video to YouTube and fill out the form below. Limit your video to two minutes (content beyond two minutes will not be considered).

In your audition, just be yourself. Don't worry about props or preparing the final speech. Just help us get to know you and share some ideas about what you might say. If you have questions, send us an email