increase awareness on your campus

Josh Sundquist is a Paralympic ski racer and bestselling author who has been featured on CNN, USA TODAY and NPR and has spoken across the country to groups ranging from Fortune 500 companies to inner city public schools to the White House.

Josh uses humorous stories about his experiences as an amputee to share lessons about diversity and to promote understanding between individuals of differing backgrounds. You'll attract a large audience because students who would not otherwise attend an "awareness event" will come to watch a comedy show. Independent research has shown that after attending this event, students show a measurable and statistically significant decrease in negative stereotypes.

why hire Josh?

he's a guaranteed seat-filler
As the star of his own YouTube channel with over 13 million views, he already has a fan base on your campus. Plus, students who would not otherwise attend an "awareness event" will come to watch a comedy show.

he'll educate while he entertains
Having appeared on MTV and presented at college events across the country, Josh has a proven ability to speak to students in their language. He's young enough to connect with college-aged audiences and experienced enough to deliver a message they'll remember.

he'll publicize your event to his audience online
Josh will publicize your event to his online audience of 20,000 Twitter followers, 50,000 Facebook fans, and 140,000 YouTube subscribers. He will add your event to his upcoming events page on Facebook and put pre-event media coverage on his Tumblr blog.

he'll be available for promotional interviews

Josh will be available for phone interviews with your local and/or student media in the days leading up to your event.

he'll provide you anything else you need to promote your event
Need a poster template with a proven ability to attract students? Got it. Need a list of suggested funding sources on your campus, ideas for promoting your event, or a fill-in-the-blank press release template? You can find them all here. Need something else? Just let us know.

to hire Josh, make an online request or call (202) 750-1154

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where I've spoken where I've spoken

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"Sundquist attracted people from all over to attend this event."
Tennesssee Journalist
University of Tennessee

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"He delivers his message articulately and keeps his audience engaged from start to finish with his comedy and unique visual antics."
Kenycia Doyle
Lectures Chair
Rider University

SMSU logo"He was very personal and relatable. I would definitely recommend it!"
Brandon Vance
Student Activities Council

Southeast Missouri State University

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"To any group who is thinking about hiring Josh: You must do so. You'll be taken by his passion and message."
Mark Pousson
Disability Services
St. Louis University

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"Sundquist's humor came full-circle to inspire his audience."
The Diamondback
University of Maryland

etsu logo"Every single person who attended felt like Josh had made a personal connection with them. I would have Josh Sunquist back to speak on my campus anytime."
Linda Gibson, M.Ed.
Director of Disability Services
East Tennessee State

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