The Motion is an informal, nonpartisan debate education program for adults to learn the art of civil discourse.
We host live debates, MasterClasses, and seminars to teach rhetorical skills and strategies, make those tools relevant to everyday situations, and subsequently give individuals confidence in their ability to facilitate and contribute to constructive conversations.
Every event includes a brief lesson on various facets of debate, which you can implement immediately into your social and professional lives. Lessons cover argument structure, rhetorical tactics & strategies, research tips, and more!
Want even more? Sign up for one of our upcoming MasterClasses to learn the fundamentals of competitive debate, taught by renowned instructors! Classes are currently held throughout the urban Manhattan area.
Missed the opportunity to participate in your school's debate league? We're offering you a second chance! Leave us a voicemail briefly stating your position on an upcoming motion, and we'll let you know if you're our next debater!
Network with like-minded individuals passionate about the power of debate. We are an elite club and community of conversationalists. Don't worry, we'll get the conversation started!