Ideas from all perspectives

Debate is central to the American experience. It enlivens and preserves our institutions by giving every voice an equal say, with each perspective tested against another. Public debate helps to foster an informed and engaged citizenry, the cornerstone of a free society. Whether it’s in front of a town hall assembly on local public access channels, or broadcast to millions on a national scale, Podius encourages and supports a diverse body of programs. We believe that the formality and impartiality of public debate creates an environment of respect and the opportunity for us to truly examine our most deeply held beliefs.

Learn more about public debate programs at the following levels and apply for funding:

COLLEGIATE CIVIC Town Hall Apply for funding