Advertising Industry Debate Club Returns on 2nd December with IAB Australia Support

On November 25, 2021 Media Releases

26th November 2021: Following its successful inaugural event earlier in 2021, the Advertising Industry Debate Club will return at 6pm on December 2nd to celebrate, support and nurture new industry voices. The event will see teams debate whether a future metaverse can unlock more meaningful human connections.

The Club was established by Orsi Toth-Pal from Yahoo as part of her development in the IAB Australia mentorship program, working with her mentor Ilda Jamison from Quantcast.

IAB Australia has enthusiastically stepped in to support the Debate Club, which will be held every second month as a fun social event for those who would like to improve their persuasion skills, learn about what’s happening in the industry and connect with people outside of their usual work remit.

The December debate will be held at the Sanctuary Hotel in Sydney CBD and attendance is free, though tickets need to be booked.  Attendees will have the chance to win one of 10 NFTs from event sponsor Scoutt, a kickstart for sports talent where fans can buy athlete NFTs that help them catapult their careers forward in return for exclusive rewards, content, and engagement. 

Toth-Pal said “I am generally comfortable with being challenged, but Debate Club is definitely pushing me out of my comfort zone. I am talking to people and dealing with processes that I normally wouldn’t do for several years in a normal career progression scenario. After a successful pilot event earlier this year it’s so exciting to get support from the IAB and bring something new and different to our industry.”

Gai Le Roy, CEO of IAB Australia, said “I am thrilled to see our Mentorship Program inspiring our emerging industry talent to take risks and broaden their networks. Orsi’s initiative will provide people who want to practice presenting in front of a crowd a safe and positive ways to improve communication skills, critical and creative thinking and the audience will enjoy a relaxed, challenging, and entertaining experience.”

Dates for 2022 debates will be announced early next year.