Sam here. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I'm "closing" the campus programs aspect of IPM. There are lots of reasons for this decision, but the short version is I couldn't do it without my manager slash I'm gettin' too old for this. For now, I'm leaving this page up to help spread the word about this change, and also as a time capsule of sorts.
Caveat: If you've already booked a program with me, or through my former manager, I'll definitely perform it. But I'm not accepting any new gigs (from the moment you're reading this notice until indefinitely).
This site was formerly funded entirely by my campus programs. I'm hoping to be able to sustain it by the end of the year with patronage & reader donations. Fingers crossed.
Jump to Programs Request Form 👉 We’re currently booking for the 2017 – 2018 school year. Reach out using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Since 2011, we’ve put on highly-attended programs at over 100 colleges and universities across North America, reaching we-stopped-keeping-track-how-many students. All of Sam’s programs are designed with the following tenets:
- Educational, Engaging, and Entertaining. Combining humor and an important message, and incorporating participation from the audience, the program flies by and the learning sticks
- Theory + Practice. Each program is wrapped around a core theory, but it’s grounded in actionable, clear “So what do I do about this?” steps
- Outcome-oriented. While the specific outcomes differ, the general goals are improving one’s sense of self, one’s understanding of others, and an impetus to build a healthier community
Sam’s programs below are aimed at a college audience (read about Sam’s speaking engagements in general, including conferences and middle/high school), and are great for Orientation events, Diversity & Equity, Residence Life, themed Campus Activities weeks, and Greek Life. Everything Sam does is catered to his audience, and flexible in length and content.
"[Sam's] performance was really good. He really talks about stereotypes — and how to look beyond stereotypes — and how to really treat people for who they are, instead of thinking how they want to be treated." Marc West, Dir. Student Live & Involvement, Baldwin Wallace College
It's Pronounced Metrosexual (the show)
Nowadays, it's hard to open your computer without hearing about privilege and oppression -- but it's hard to make sense of what it all means, why it matters, and what we can do about it. Prepare yourself for a lot of laughs -- and learning -- as comedian and activist Sam Killermann explains how oppression works (using embarrassing and unfortunately-true stories), and gives you some useful info that will make your life, and the life for those around you, a little bit shinier.
- Recognize the Stages of the Cycle of Oppression
- Understand our individual roles in reinforcing, and ending, oppression
- Identify tools, like the Platinum Rule, we can use to do good
“Sam’s presentation on gender identity was exactly what we were hoping for – inspiring, enlightening, entertaining and engaging! The students and chaperones who attended our Teen Conference are still talking about Sam’s keynote and how impactful it was!! Sam was an absolute pleasure to work with!! We hope to work with him again in the future!” Ali Glaser, VP Community Services, Planned Parenthood CGNNJ
Understanding the Complexities of Gender
Gender is everywhere. You have one, I have one, he has one, and so do they. It's been on the tip of our nation's tongue, yet we all have a hard time talking about it. In this hour-long talk, with a mix of storytelling and spoken word, comedian and activist (and author of A Guide to Gender) Sam Killermann elaborates on his hit TEDxTalk, clears up some common misconceptions, and gives tips for how to talk about gender in ways that invite everyone to the conversation.
- Gain a working understanding of important gender definitions
- Disentangle gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, and sexual orientation
- Recognize individual & shared experience of gender, & identify steps to creating welcoming settings for folks of all genders