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The 1781 Allied March to Victory at Yorktown and
French Aid to the United States during 1775-1783

NOTE: This beta test page (version 2020-05-10) is not yet ready for public use.
Items may be examples (not real speakers) and may change
before final publication, expected in summer, 2020.
The Regional Lists are examples. More titles will be added
as the initial speakers file their forms.

The National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association (W3R®-US) is providing this Speakers Bureau to provide access to speakers on a wide variety of titles related to The 1781 Allied March to Victory at Yorktown and French aid to the United States during the U.S. War for Independence (1775-1783).

France provided the new United States of America with military equipment, new markets for exports, loans, cash grants, international political support, and armies and fleets sent to oppose the armies and fleets of Great Britain. A major factor in the U.S. winning independence was the French expeditionary force that arrived in Newport RI in 1780, marched with U.S. Continental Army troops to Yorktown VA, and there -- with the aid of a large French fleet -- beseiged and captured a large British Army. That surrender led Great Britain to agree to peace negotiations and ended large scale military actions in the U.S.

Many of the speakers are members of the W3R®-US or one of its affiliated organizations. In most cases there is no charge for these presentations. In some cases the speakers are academic historians or authors specializing in this topic area. Speaker fees may be required for those presentations.

Procedure for Finding a Speaker for Your Class or Meeting:
  1. Read the Regional Presentations List for your area.
  2. Find a title that interests you from a speaker who can travel to your meeting.
  3. Email the Speaker Manager to request contact information for that speaker.
  4. Contact the speaker and make arrangements for the presentation.
If you can't find what you want, contact the Speaker Manager spkrmgr@w3r-us.org with your need, and we'll try to find a speaker for you.

Review Your Region's Presentation List NOTES:
=> Most presentations can be adjusted to fit time frames of 20 to 45 minutes.
=> All presentations will start with a brief video from the National Park Service about the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail.
Request a Specific Title

Send the Speaker Manager spkrmgr@w3r-us.org a note with
  1. Your Name, Email address, and phone number
  2. The organization that you represent
  3. Name of group that will be the audience
  4. Town (or city) and state for the presentation
  5. Time of day and preferred day of week for the presentation
  6. Expected size and age range of the audience
  7. Speaker Initials and Presentation Title that you want to schedule
  8. Desired length of time for the presentation
  9. Any other significant factors
The Speaker Manager will send you a Speaker Information Sheet with
  1. Contact information / Short Bio
  2. Lecture titles / Period Clothing and Displays
  3. Lecturing Credentials / Room and Podium Requirements
  4. Audio-visual Equipment Requirements
  5. Length of Program / Appropriate Age Group
  6. Handouts (and who will duplicate them)
  7. Travel Range and Costs (free or fee or reimbursement)
[*] Example of a Speaker Information Sheet

Procedure for Preparing and Submitting a Speaker information Form:
  1. Read the Invitation to Register as a Speaker.
  2. Download the Speaker Information Form:
          DOC Format       RTF Format       TXT Format
  3. Get a good photo file (JPG preferred) to accompany the form.
  4. Return the completed form and photo file by Email.