IQ2 2019 Season: 4 Debate Subscription Package
SERIES

IQ2 Debate

DATE & TIME

TUESDAY 26 MARCH

6:30 – 8pm

LOCATION

SYDNEY TOWN HALL
483 George St
Sydney NSW 2000

PRICE

TICKETS FROM $49

The IQ2 power pack is back for a limited time

IQ2 makes public debate smart, civil and fun.

Get your 2019 season pass and be a part of the movement that’s putting respect and intelligence into Australian life.

This year IQ2 is exploring:

  • If Australia can take more immigrants
  • Our ageist obsession with youth
  • Whether men and boys are in crisis
  • The state of our democracy

IQ2 is an international debate series and The Ethics Centre presents the Australian arm. Two teams of two people argue for and against a motion. The rules? Use passion, humour, whatever your style, but keep it above the belt. The aim? Guests try convince you to vote for their team – the audience can directly question and challenge the debatersand you decide who wins. Is your mind open to being changed?

IQ2 takes place in the iconic, heritage listed Sydney Town Hall, the civic centre of the city and perfect place for public debate.

Rise above ideological echo chambers and public shaming of anyone with a different point of view. Engage with those you disagree with or don’t yet understand. Know your self and know your world. Be intelligent.

 

2019 IQ2: Debates

26 March | Curb Immigration
12 June | Stop Idolizing Youth
27 August | Democracy (motion for debate coming soon)
23 October | Masculinity (motion for debate coming soon)

 

About Intelligence Squared:

IQ2 is the Australian arm of the international debate series, Intelligence Squared, which is also held in London, New York and Hong Kong. Speakers have eight uninterrupted minutes to share their ideas – a luxury in today’s fast paced media environment of 15 second grabs and political party spin lines. Help us shape our world with ethics and intelligence.

2019 Speakers

IQ2 values diversity of thinking. We invite guests with different ideas, political views, professions, ages and backgrounds. Line-ups are announced closer to each debate Past IQ2 speakers have included:

  • Jack Thompson
  • Jan Fran
  • Alex Lee
  • Amanda Brown
  • Benjamin Law
  • Bernard Salt
  • Bob Carr
  • Catherine Marriott
  • Chris Kenny
  • Claire Reilly
  • David Marr
  • Eva Cox
  • Helen Razer
  • Imogen Bailey
  • Jacinta Price
  • Jane McAdam
  • John Daley
  • Josh Manuatu
  • Julian Burnside
  • Justin Hamilton
  • Kate McClymont
  • Ketan Joshi
  • Kerry Chikarovski
  • Kerry Tucker
  • Kween G
  • Larissa Waters
  • Libby-Jane Charleston
  • Lisa Cox
  • Leslie Cannold
  • Mikey Robins
  • Paul de Gelder
  • Paris Aristotle
  • Richard Denniss
  • Rita Panahi
  • Stan Grant
  • Tim Dean
  • Tasneem Chopra
  • Toby Walsh
  • Tony Abbott
  • Thomas Keneally
  • Warren Mundine
  • Yassmin Abdel-Magied
  • Zoe Norton Lodge

With thanks to our IQ2 media partner

Who is it for?


  • THE ACTIVIST
  • THE CHANGEMAKER
  • THE CURIOUS

What you'll take away


  • 01CHALLENGING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING IDEAS
  • 02KEY FACTS AND TALKING POINTS OF THE MAJOR ISSUES
  • 03NEW PERSPECTIVES FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE DEBATE