Speaker Eligibility Requirements

The ASMBL Committee invites individuals to nominate Lecturers from all areas of interest to the ASM community. Anyone wishing to nominate an individual to this program should submit the candidate’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a letter supporting the candidate's qualifications to the Chair of the ASMBL Committee (c/o Membership Services Department, ASM, 1752 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036; membership@asmusa.org).

 - Nominees must be ASM members.
 - Self-nominations will not be accepted.
 - Lecturers who have participated in the program over the previous 5 years are not eligible to serve again unless there is a specific need for a topic that justifies the selection of that individual. Click
here for a list of past ASM Branch Lecturers.

The ASMBL Committee solicits nominations from the general ASM membership through various sources:

Microbe – August and/or September
ASM Homepage – Call for nominations is published throughout the year
ASM Listservs – One posting in September
Branch and Lecturer Surveys – Submitted throughout the year
Branch Presidents – One letter in September
Division Chairs – One letter in September

Deadline for receipt of nominations is October 15 of each year.