About BackupSpeaker.com

BackupSpeaker.com is the only service of its kind that fills the gap of a speaker's life emergencies and the event where they were going to speak.

BackupSpeaker.com connects event planners with professional speakers, educators, and other subject-matter experts and who are available to fill in on short notice.

There is no better service available for event organizers, meeting planners, and really anyone who needs a diverse group of experts who speak.

The story behind Backup Speaker

The story behind BackupSpeaker is rather simple.  In the days before Corona virus, I used to travel a few times a month and speak at different conferences. Toss in a monthly meetup or two, plus the weekly podcasting, and you get the picture, I’m a speaker!

In late 2018, I was planning on attending two conferences. Though I  didn’t submit to speak at them, the organizers of each event reached out on their own and asked if I would be willing to be a back-up speaker. Of course I said yes!  Lo and behold I was actually tapped to jump into action at each conference as a scheduled speaker had cancelled. On the way home from the second conference a thought occurred to me: what do other conference planners do in case of last-minute cancellations from speakers?

Thus backupspeaker.com was born and is the new go-to resource to find a speaker that can come in and save the day!

So what does the the future hold for Backup Speaker?  Well, I do believe a lot.  I plan on expanding the membership levels with added value,  adding community component, some training and maybe even a podcast!


-Adam “The Show Must Go On” Silver