The ACDU is dedicated to promoting public debate in social settings around the country. Participants need not have formal debate experience – rather, they should share a passion for discussing the issues of the day – political, economic, environmental, cultural and social – in a collegial format that promotes thought and engagement.
Members need not even debate themselves – lurkers are welcome.
Unlike competitive debate, the goal is not to “win.” Intelligent discussion in an informed community is an end of itself, as it promotes thought, learning and a greater commitment to shared well being of all within the community.
Also, adult refreshments are strongly endorsed.