Speakeasy Speaker Agreement

Last Updated: August 19, 2021


This Speaker Agreement, (the “Agreement”), is entered into by and between Speakeasy Events, Inc. (“Speakeasy”) and anyone who consents to the Agreement through the Speakeasy website or platform (“Speaker”). Subject to the terms of this Agreement, Speaker agrees to speak at an Event on the Speakeasy platform. An “Event” is a talk, workshop, performance, or similar engagement on a pre-selected topic. Speakers will be asked to agree to this Agreement for each event, and the event-specific details (provided by Speaker to Speakeasy) will be incorporated into this Agreement.  The Speakeasy Terms of Service are also hereby incorporated into this Agreement. By agreeing to this Agreement, you also therefore agree to our Terms of Service and acknowledge that you have read our Privacy Policy. To the extent there is any direct conflict between this Agreement and the general Terms of Service that all users - including Speakers - agree to, the conflicting provision from this Agreement shall prevail and govern.


Payment 

Following successful completion of the Event, Speaker will be paid 70% of the revenue from Event ticket sales. If Speakeasy provides customers with free or discounted tickets, Speaker will be paid 70% of the non-discounted ticket price for those tickets. If, however, Speaker chooses to provide customers with free or discounted tickets, Speaker will be paid 70% of the actual discounted sales price for those tickets. The total amount earned by the Speaker shall be credited via direct deposit no later than 14 days after the Event. Speaker is responsible for providing the necessary account details to Speakeasy to facilitate the payment. 


Speaker Obligations

Speaker agrees to speak at the Event as outlined and agreed to in the Event Schedule, and agrees to provide Speakeasy with all requested information about the Event by the indicated deadlines. Speaker will be responsible for determining the content and duration of the Event, the number of tickets to be made available, the price of each ticket, as well as the date and time of the Event. Speakeasy will provide guidance on these decisions based on best practices from various Events and Speakers. Speaker agrees to promote the Event to their network. Speakeasy may also choose to promote the Event at its discretion, but Speaker takes full responsibility for all promotion and generation of ticket sales for their Event. Speaker will ensure they have the technical setup and know-how for a smooth Event, including the latest version of Zoom (or other applicable videoconferencing software requested by Speakeasy), sufficient internet connectivity, a clear camera and microphone, and a quiet space for the duration of the Event. Speaker represents and warrants that they have appropriate rights to all materials utilized or presented during the Event.


Speakeasy Obligations

Speakeasy will create pages on the speakeasy.com website to promote the Speaker and the Event and will share links to those pages with the Speaker for their promotional efforts. Speakeasy will also handle ticketing and participant communications, including confirmation emails, reminder emails, and any other customer service participants require. In addition, Speakeasy will provide the Speaker with access to a Zoom account (or equivalent) that enables them to host their event seamlessly. Speakeasy will help the Speaker with their Event design and will provide visual assets the Speaker can use to promote their event. Speaker will also have access to updates on their ticket sales at least three times per week and feedback from participants on their Event afterward. 


Intellectual Property and Recordings

Speaker shall retain right, title, and interest in any intellectual property (including patent rights, copyrights, trademarks, trade secret rights, and any other proprietary rights) belonging to Speaker and associated with their presentation. However, Speaker acknowledges and agrees that Speakeasy may make and retain an audiovisual recording of the Event to be used, for instance, in short marketing clips, for internal research or training purposes, and for future performance or presentation of the Event. To that end, Speaker hereby grants Speakeasy a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licenseable, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free license to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon, distribute, publicly perform or display the recording of the Event. This notwithstanding, if Speakeasy chooses to monetize the recording in the future (for instance, by rebroadcasting the Event to an audience of paying ticketholders or selling advertising against a posted version of the recording), Speakeasy and Speaker will negotiate in good faith to determine an appropriate royalty fee to be earned by Speaker from such monetization. 


After each session of the event, Speakeasy will send everyone who signed up for the Event a non-downloadable, password-protected link to a recording of the session. The link will expire ten days after sharing. If Speaker prefers that Speakeasy not share recordings of the Event with ticket holders, Speaker shall let Speakeasy know this by emailing info@speakeasy.com within 48 hours of publishing the Event.


Use of Name and Image 

Speaker agrees that Speakeasy is entitled to use Speaker’s name and image in connection with the Event and in Speakeasy’s promotional materials about their products, services, and Events generally.


Cancellation, Sickness, Accident

Participants expect that if they buy a ticket, the event will happen, so Speaker is expected to proceed with their Event as long as tickets are sold. If Speaker is unable to host the Event for any reason, the Speaker should provide Speakeasy at least 72 hours’ notice where possible by emailing info@speakeasy.com with the message that they would like Speakeasy to share with participants explaining why the Event has been canceled. Events will automatically be canceled if no tickets have been sold 24 hours before the scheduled start time unless Speaker emails info@speakeasy.com to request that the Event not be canceled. If a participant requests a refund within 24 hours of purchasing a ticket, their ticket will be refunded, and neither Speakeasy nor the Speaker will be paid for that ticket.


If Speaker does not host the Event, they will forgo the payment they would have earned from that Event. In the event of Speaker illness or serious injury, or if an Event is prevented, rendered impossible or infeasible by an Act of God, any act or regulation of any public authority, strike, epidemic, pandemic, local or national emergencies, or any other similar cause beyond the control of either Speaker or Speakeasy, it is understood and agreed by the parties that there shall be no claim for damages or compensation by either party against the other, and each party’s obligations hereunder shall be deemed waived. 


Indemnification

In the event of a third party claim brought against Speakeasy, related to Speaker’s own breach of this Agreement, negligence, willful misconduct, unlawful behavior, or alleged infringement of intellectual property rights, or alleged harm arising from reliance upon information or advice presented or provided by Speaker, Speaker agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Speakeasy from any loss or damage or reasonable fees incurred by Speakeasy in connection with such claim. For the purposes of this Section “Speakeasy” and “Speaker” are hereby defined to include their respective agents, employees, principals, directors, officers, and other representatives or shareholders.


Independent Contractors

Speakeasy and Speaker enter this Agreement as independent contractors, and this Agreement will not establish any relationship of partnership, joint venture, employment, franchise, or agency between the parties. Neither party will have the power to bind the other or incur obligations on the other’s behalf without the other’s prior written consent.


Dispute Resolution

If a dispute arises under or relating to this Agreement, Speakeasy and Speaker will attempt in good faith to settle it through mediation conducted by a mediator to be mutually selected. The parties will share the costs of the mediator equally. Each party will cooperate fully and fairly with the mediator and will attempt to reach a mutually satisfactory compromise to the dispute. If the dispute is not resolved within 60 days after it is referred to the mediator, either party may take the matter to court. This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of California without giving effect to the principles thereof relating to conflicts of law.


Event Schedule

After Speaker submits the details for their Event on the speakeasy.com platform and consents to this agreement, they will receive an email with the event details listed below. The email containing those details will constitute the Event Schedule for that Event, and shall be hereby incorporated into this Agreement.


Event Title: 

Brief Description:

Number of Sessions:

Session Duration:

Date and Time:

Number of Tickets:

Ticket Price: