Speaking Engagements


Rob has spoken about his activism and LGBT rights and empowerment at dozens of college campuses, pride events, and corporate functions across the United States. To book Rob for a speaking engagement, contact Jamie Brickhouse at the redBrick Agency jamiebrickhouse@redbrickagency.com (646) 281-9041.

Upcoming Events:

Closets, Combat and Coming Out: A Reading and Signing with Rob Smith
Macalester College
St. Paul, MN
April 6th, 2017
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Lecture/reading/signing

Finding the Path to Pride - Rob Smith Pride Week Keynote
Macalester College
St. Paul, MN
April 6th, 2017
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Lecture/reading

Past Events:

From Closets to Combat to Covering Donald Trump
Penn State University - Behrend
Erie, PA
February 9th, 2017
Lecture/reading/signing

University of Deleware
Newark, DE
April 28th, 2016
Lecture/reading/signing

University of Findlay
Findlay, OH
February 23, 2015
Lecture/reading/signing

University of Wisconsin at Whitewater
Whitewater, WI
April 7, 2015
Lecture/reading/signing

University of Wisconsin at Platteville
Platteville, WI
April 8, 2015
Lecture/reading/signing

Online Community Learning Center
Columbus, OH
November 13th, 2014
Lecture/reading for Veteran’s Day

Deutsche Bank Pride
New York, NY
June 3rd, 2014
Coming Out Day Keynote
Reading/Signing/Networking Event

VFW Key West, FL
June 13th, 2014
Rob Smith to be honored by VFW Post #3911
Reading/Signing Event

Special MCC Pride Service Featuring Author Rob Smith
Key West, FL
June 15th, 2014
Reading/Signing Event

KEY WEST PRIDE GRAND MARSHAL
June 15th, 2014

US Department of Energy LGBT Pride Month
Washington, DC
June 19th, 2014
US Department of Energy Celebrates LGBT Pride Month With Author/Activist Rob Smith

Queer Books, LLC
Philadelphia, PA
June 26th, 2014
Queer Books, LLC Presents: Closets, Combat and Coming Out - An Evening With Author Rob Smith

NYC PRIDE RALLY
New York City, NY
June 27th, 2014
NYC Pride Rally Featured Speaker

MBLGATCC
February 8th, 2014
Keynote Speaker/Book Signing/Panel on Military Identity

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
October 10th, 2013
Coming Out Day Keynote

Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, PA
April 23rd, 2013
Lecture/For Colored Boys Reading

Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA
April 18th, 2013
Lecture

Mansfield University
Mansfield, PA
April 17th, 2013
Keynote Speech

Illinois College
Springfield, IL
March 18th, 2013
Keynote Speech

Passaic County Community College
Paterson, NJ
November 12th, 2012
Veterans' Event Keynote Speech

NACA Mid-America Conference
Grand Rapids, MI
November 2nd, 2012
Lecture Showcase Speaker

Worcester State University
Worcester, MA
October 30th, 2012
Diversity Lecture Series

NACA Mid-Atlantic Conference
Lancaster, PA
October 19th, 2012
Lecture Showcase Speaker

University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
October 13th, 2012
OUTStanding 2012 Keynote Speaker

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
October 11th, 2012
Coming Out Day Keynote Speaker

Whitman University
Walla Walla, WA
September 20th, 2012
DADT Repeal Anniversary Keynote Speaker

University of Akron
Akron, OH
September 10th, 2012
Diversity Lecture Series

Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, IA
April 14th, 2012
BVU Visitor's Day Keynote Speaker

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Green Bay, WI
January 31st, 2012
Veterans Issues Keynote Speaker

NACA Northeast Conference
Hartford, CT
November 18th, 2011

Upcoming Events:

University of Deleware
Newark, DE
April 28th, 2016
Lecture/reading/signing
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Past Events:

University of Findlay
Findlay, OH
February 23, 2015
Lecture/reading/signing
7:00PM - 9:00PM

University of Wisconsin at Whitewater
Whitewater, WI
April 7, 2015
Lecture/reading/signing

University of Wisconsin at Platteville
Platteville, WI
April 8, 2015
Lecture/reading/signing

Online Community Learning Center
Columbus, OH
November 13th, 2014
Lecture/reading for Veteran’s Day

Deutsche Bank Pride
New York, NY
June 3rd, 2014
Coming Out Day Keynote
Reading/Signing/Networking Event (closed to the public)
5:30PM - 8:00PM
VFW Key West, FL
June 13th, 2014
Rob Smith to be honored by VFW Post #3911
Reading/Signing Event, FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
LIC 2200 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL
6:00PM - 8PM

Special MCC Pride Service Featuring Author Rob Smith
Key West, FL
June 15th, 2014
Reading/Signing Event, FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
11:00AM - Noon

KEY WEST PRIDE GRAND MARSHAL
June 15th, 2014
12:30PM - 5:30PM

US Department of Energy LGBT Pride Month
Washington, DC
June 19th, 2014
US Department of Energy Celebrates LGBT Pride Month With Author/Activist Rob Smith (closed to the public)
1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC

Queer Books, LLC
Philadelphia, PA
June 26th, 2014
Queer Books, LLC Presents: Closets, Combat and Coming Out - An Evening With Author Rob Smith
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
William Way LGBT Center, 1315 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA
5:30PM - 7:30PM

NYC PRIDE RALLY
New York City, NY
June 27th, 2014
NYC Pride Rally Featured Speaker, FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
6:00PM - 9:30PM
Hudson River Park, Pier 26

MBLGATCC
February 8th, 2014
Keynote Speaker/Book Signing/Panel on Military Identity

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
October 10th, 2013
Coming Out Day Keynote

Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, PA
April 23rd, 2013
Lecture/For Colored Boys Reading

Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA
April 18th, 2013
Lecture

Mansfield University
Mansfield, PA
April 17th, 2013
Keynote Speech

Illinois College
Springfield, IL
March 18th, 2013
Keynote Speech

Passaic County Community College
Paterson, NJ
November 12th, 2012
Veterans' Event Keynote Speech

NACA Mid-America Conference
Grand Rapids, MI
November 2nd, 2012
Lecture Showcase Speaker

Worcester State University
Worcester, MA
October 30th, 2012
Diversity Lecture Series

NACA Mid-Atlantic Conference
Lancaster, PA
October 19th, 2012
Lecture Showcase Speaker

University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
October 13th, 2012
OUTStanding 2012 Keynote Speaker

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
October 11th, 2012
Coming Out Day Keynote Speaker

Whitman University
Walla Walla, WA
September 20th, 2012
DADT Repeal Anniversary Keynote Speaker

University of Akron
Akron, OH
September 10th, 2012
Diversity Lecture Series

Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, IA
April 14th, 2012
BVU Visitor's Day Keynote Speaker

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Green Bay, WI
January 31st, 2012
Veterans Issues Keynote Speaker

NACA Northeast Conference
Hartford, CT
November 18th, 2011