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Inviting a Speaker

Below will provide all of the necessities needed to have a speaker successfully visit as a guest at Walker Institute. These forms are for USC employee use only. If you should have any questions or need assistance with the below items please contact our main office at 803-777-8180 or email Lys Duffey at duffeya@mailbox.sc.edu

NOTE: Paperwork needs to be turned in to the main office 3 weeks prior to the event/ visitor coming and all visitors must come to the main office to sign reimbursement paperwork during their visit

Process:

  1. Complete a Travel Request Form and turn the completed form to Lys Duffey 3 weeks prior to the event
  2. Send the  Visitor Form as soon as possible to the guest(s) and turn completed form to Lys Duffey as soon as possible
  3. Submit a Room Reservation Request online 3 weeks prior to the event, if you want Walker Institute to reserve your venue
  4. Contact Walker Institute business manager to discuss catering needs
  5. A draft of the visitors Invitation Letter will be sent to your email after the Travel Request Form is turned in, the draft needs to be reviewed and approved to Lys Duffey within 2 weeks of the visitors arrival
  6. A draft of the visitors Guest Itinerary will be sent to your email after the Travel Request Form is turned in, the draft needs to be completed and turned in to Lys Duffey within 7 business days of the visitors arrival