How to Cite a Speech Using APA Format

  • Provide the name of speaker.
  • (Year, month).
  • Speech's Title.
  • Speech presented at location of speech.
  • City, State.


Simpleton, J. (2009, January). Nationalization of Government. Speech presented at the Preservation of Democracy Society, Knoxville, TN.

How to Cite a Speech Using MLA Format

To cite a speech using the MLA format:

  • Provide the speaker's name,
  • Title of the speech or lecture, using quotation marks. If there isn't a title of the speech, describe what kind of speech it is without quotation marks (For example: Commencement Address, Lecture, Keynote Address, etc.)
  • If applicable - Organization/Club/Sponsor,
  • The location, including the building and the city,
  • Day, month, year.
For example:
Simpleton, Joe. "Nationalization of Government." Preservation of Democracy Society. Freedom Hall, Knoxville. 10 January 2009.