Speaking Engagement

Schylar Baber, VFA Executive Director can speak at your conference as a keynote or workshop.
Topics include:

  • Overcoming Adversity
  • The Power of Resilience
  • How to Advocate
  • Federal Policy Updates
  • More...

Costs are negotiable, but all proceeds generated from public speaking activities support VFA's mission, goals, and objectives.  To request VFA present or keynote at your conference event - please call 202-210-8118 or email director@voice-for-adoption.org

Quotes from actual conference participants that have heard Schylar have said.....

“We had Schylar come and speak at our annual conference for foster and adoptive parents and professionals. He was incredible! We got hundreds of comments about how amazing and impactful his keynote was. He has the innate ability to take his own personal story and turn it into a relatable and teachable format for any one listening. We will have him back in a heartbeat!” – Amanda Purvis, Project Director, The Adoption Exchange

“Schylar’s personal story, combined with his knowledge of current issues and applicable advise made his keynote unforgettable. I cannot wait to hear from him in the future!” –Colorado Adoptive Parent

“Enlightening!”- Social Worker

“Engaging on a whole new level, changed my life!” –Foster Parent

“Beautiful story with poignant insight.”- Adoptive Parent

“Schylar Baber had a powerful message with wonderful suggestions to support youth.” – Caseworker

“Schylar makes me feel heartbroken and elated, humbled and proud, incensed and hugely hopeful – all in the space of a single speech. His willingness to share both his vulnerability and passion demonstrates courage and strength that I can only admire. He’s easily one of the most poignant and effective speakers I’ve ever heard. We are lucky to have him in D.C. fighting for the rights of kids in foster care.” Rachel Tibbetts, Vice President of Operations, The Adoption Exchange

"Schylar provided an overview of the federal law-making process and the status of bills related to the adoption field. His personable, straight-forward, and relatable presentation style conveyed complex information in a way that kept the audience engaged. I heard several of our participants remark about how interesting the presentation was and how grateful they were to now feel well-informed about the inner workings of federal policy that affects their jobs. We are so appreciative to Schylar for sharing such valuable information at our national conference to our member and we look forward to having him back again! " - Kamilah Bunn, Chief Executive Officer of the Adoption Exchange Association, at the 2017 Adoption Exchange Association conference in Las Vegas.

Conference Survey's from a recent Spotlight Conference in Aurora, CO rated Schylar's keynote as:

  • Total: 4.71/5
  • Was the speaker knowledgeable and organized? 4.86/5
  • Did the speaker relate well with you or your current situation? 4.6/5 Did the keynote presentation give you an idea, insight, or tool that you can use to help a child? 4.68/5