The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the nation's largest Muslim civil rights organization. CAIR's mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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Request a Speaker

CAIR-WA has established a speaker request process in order to efficiently evaluate and accommodate speaking and presentation requests.

Speakers referred by CAIR-WA are local residents actively engaged in their communities and have some background that enables them to speak knowledgeably on a given topic. They are referred to the requesting party based on the specific topic, audience, location, and other event details as described by the requesting party in the Speaker Request Form.

This page is a resource for educational organizations, social clubs, business associations, faith groups and others to request speakers for events.

If you are a member of the press, please visit our “Resources for Press” page at www.cairseattle.org/press where you will find our media contacts and other resources.

CAIR-WA has established a speaker request process in order to efficiently evaluate and accommodate speaking and presentation requests. We generally recommend at minimum a three-week notice for a speaking engagement or presentation.

Click here to download a Speaker Request Form

This form must be fully completed by the requesting party. Incomplete forms may not be processed.

Please send a fully completed Speaker Request Form by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and in the subject line, please clearly mention “Speaker Request.” Please allow 5 business days for us to respond to this request.

Speakers referred by CAIR-WA in response to speaker requests are typically not CAIR personnel and should not be advertised or described at events as associated with CAIR. Speakers referred by CAIR-WA are local residents actively engaged in their communities and have some background that enables them to speak knowledgeably on a given topic. They are referred to the requesting party based on the specific topic, audience demographics, and other event details as described by the requesting party.

CAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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