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NYC Debate Meetup ~ Outdoors at the BRYANT PARK

  • Jun 2, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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PLEASE NOTE: this event will be held outdoors at a new location (weather permitting). If it rains, we'll meet at the usual venue (Sony Public Atrium 1st Floor, located at 550 Madison Ave).

Both newcomers and experienced debaters are welcome to join. There will be a sign displayed on the table so you can find us.

The typical meeting is structured as follows:

  • Introductions
  • Overview of debate format
  • Break into two teams
  • Team brainstorming
  • Initial arguments and introduction of topic from each team
  • Each team makes a point or counters the other team's point
  • Conclusion from each team

After the debate, there will be time for feedback. Also, join us for drinks and conversations at the Southwest Porch, which is next to the Fountain.

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  • Hanshi W.

    5 Stars. Next time participants need better prepared.

    June 2, 2013

  • Ajay

    Where in Bryan Park is the meetup?

    June 2, 2013

    • thomas

      We're about 150 feet west of the water fountain

      June 2, 2013

  • Najla

    Would love to attend but can't.

    June 2, 2013

  • StevieDebe

    Unable to attend guest from out of town. Be there for the next one.

    June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry guys, some urgent work came along.

    June 1, 2013

  • thomas

    Possible debate topics:

    - The "War on Terror" -- Is it "winnable"? If not, should it end?

    - Do you support internet sales tax (a.k.a. "Marketplace Fairness Act")?

    - Is America in a state of decline, akin to the fall of the Roman Civilization?

    - Should undocumented immigrants be allowed to obtain a driver's license?

    - Should school children be required to wear school uniforms?

    2 · May 25, 2013

  • Hanshi W.

    Debating any topics participants take interests in.

    June 1, 2013

  • Hanshi W.

    I am a self claimed artist interested in philosophical exploration of the significance of existence.

    June 1, 2013

  • Sudeshna C.

    Hi! Was wondering if the topic is informed in advance or given on the spot!

    1 · May 30, 2013

    • thomas

      Hi, I've already suggested five topics, as shown below.

      1 · May 31, 2013

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