IQ2

A NEW INTELLIGENCE FOR THE WORLD WE LIVE IN

IQ2 covers the biggest issues of our times, building a bridge between ideological extremes to deliver smart, civil and engaging debate. We’ve proudly produced IQ2 in Australia for over 10 years. There’s never been more important time for respectful conversations about the issues that matter.

In this era of political division, there is a growing tendency for people to turn to sources that simply reflect their own world views. But even in the age of social media, snack-sized infotainment, and reactive 24 hour news media, there’s still a vital place for deep thinking and long form, intellectual debates.

Intelligence Squared, known as IQ2, is an international debate series bringing together diverse speakers from all walks to life to discuss tough issues of public, national interest. Two carefully chosen teams present a “For” and “Against” side of a particular argument, with the audience given a chance to participate, interact with the panel, and share their own views on the subject – both before and after the debate.

Originally established in 2002 in London, IQ2 debates are now held around the world, in Australia, The U.S., Hong Kong, Greece, Chile, and Israel.

THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER

60

IQ2 AUSTRALIA DEBATES SO FAR

30,000

+ ATTENDEES OF OUR IQ2 DEBATES SINCE 2008

10,000,000

WATCHED OUR 2017 POLITICAL CORRECTNESS DEBATE ON BBC WORLD NEW AND ABC NEWS

Upcoming Experiences

Upcoming Experiences

GET INVOLVED

We hold four IQ2 Australia debates annually, at Sydney’s iconic Town Hall. Annual subscription passes and individual debate tickets are available. To check out upcoming debates, visit our upcoming Experiences. Catch up on all the action of past debates on our YouTube channel and Facebook page. We’re always on the lookout for volunteers at our debates, find out more about volunteering with us.