Listen, learn and engage with experts on a given topic at hand while they present the pros and cons for a specific motion in a timed and semi-structured “Intelligence Squared/Oxford Style” panel debate format. The audience asks questions and votes before and after to see how opinion has been swayed. This all takes place in a matter of 30 minutes.
THE MOTION WE’LL DEBATE
The best solution for defeating ad fraud is eliminating open market programmatic exchange buys and issuing direct insertion order with publishers who create and own content.
HOW IT WORKS:
Two teams of 2 will make formal arguments for and against the motion at hand. The audience votes “for” or “against” prior to the introduction. Then the two teams present their cases, one team “for” the motion and the other “against”. The audience is given the opportunity to ask questions. Then each team makes a closing statement. Finally, the audience votes once again to determine how either team has swayed opinion
Debaters Arguing FOR the Motion:
Matthew Barrowclough, Apogee
Jeremy Leonard, CEO, Project Bourbon
Debaters Arguing AGAINST the Motion:
Scott Cunningham, Trustworthy Accountability Group Adviser & Founder of the IAB Tech Lab
Taylor Hamill, Director, Operations at Sovrn