Join our call to restore civility and reason in the public square.
Help us bring credible, thought-provoking discussion to communities and classrooms across the nation.


Through a series of intellectually charged debates, Intelligence Squared U.S. brings ideas from across the political spectrum to millions of listeners on public radio, podcasts, and digital platforms. We do this – free of charge – because we believe a true democracy requires balanced debate on the issues we all face as a nation. With the support of our members, we’ve hosted more than 500 leading thinkers, debated more than 140 topics, and built a widespread community of open-minded and intellectually curious listeners who prove that the demand for reasoned debate is not lost on the American public. But we know there’s more to be done.


When you become a Friend of Intelligence Squared U.S., you will join a community of social and intellectual leaders that truly value the free exchange of ideas. Further, you will enjoy exclusive membership benefits, including:

– VIP tickets for you and your guests to our live debates

– Invitations to post-debate receptions with John Donvan, the debaters, and other members of our community

– Advanced notification of upcoming debates and exclusive access to our special events

Click the link below to become a member today, or contact Elizabeth Holland at for more information.



$500 ($50 per month)

Membership program for professionals age 21-40.

  • Recognition on the IQ2US website
  • One General Admission ticket to all debates
  • Exclusive ticket discount: Bring a friend for $20!
  • Two invitations to one special members-only event
  • Backstage Tour with exclusive behind-the-scenes access at a debate of your choice
Gift Amount
Recognition on the IQ2US Website
Recognition in all printed debate programs
Free Debate Tickets
2 tickets
to all debates debates
2 VIP tickets
to all debates
4 VIP tickets
to all debates
6 VIP tickets
to all debates
8 tickets
to all debates
Free Drink at Pre-Debate Reception
VIP Seating
Backstage Tour*
Post-Debate Receptions, Dinners & Special Events
2 invitations to
two events
2 invitations to
all events
4 invitations to
all events
6 invitations to
all events
8 invitations to
all events
Green Room Access
Broadcast Recognition
Fall or Spring Season
Full Series

IQ2US Series: September - June

Fall Season: September - December

Spring Season: January - June

* Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.