Logistics for Eli's Visits

Planning to host Eli? Here’s information to help you plan the logistics of his visit. Eli is available for remote work and is cautiously exploring the possibilities of in-person work. If you’re interested in planning an in-person visit, Eli will want to discuss COVID-19 safety protocols.


To schedule an event(s) with Eli or ask him about his availability, contact him through his Contact page. He is often booked out 4-6 months.


Eli travels from Burlington, VT (BTV). He is currently traveling long distances by plane. For shorter distances (under 10 hours), he prefers the train.


Eli is happy to consider community housing as a lodging option. For community housing to work, he needs a separate room, a bed, and relative quiet. When staying at a hotel, he is happier in a mid-range, rather than high-end, place, and he appreciates an in-room refrigerator and microwave.


Eli eats vegan and gluten-free. He has other additional dietary restrictions. Please ask him about them before planning group meals.


Eli requests a speaker’s fee plus expenses (travel, lodging, meals). Contact him about specific amounts based upon your particular needs. He is a community-based writer/activist without an academic affiliation. His rates for campus work reflect this reality.

At the same time, Eli doesn’t want money to be a barrier and is glad to negotiate. Often he is brought to campuses and conferences through wide co-sponsorship with all the offices, departments, and student groups concerned with gender, sexuality, race, disability, social justice, and diversity. There’s often significant interest in his work from Student Life, Social Work, Education, Queer/Trans Studies, Disability Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Health Humanities, and English (particularly Creative Writing).