There are four types of Agora Speakers Clubs:
Open Public Clubs
Open to everyone. No requirements for joining other than the availability of space.
Open Public Clubs in companies
Restricted Public Clubs
Open to anyone that meet a certain set of requirements. These requirements can be professional or in terms of experience with the Agora Educational Program. All requirements must be made public and must be non-discriminatory.
Clubs that are embedded within another organization (commercial or non-commercial) and are restricted only to employees or members of the organization.
These clubs may accept visitors or guests on a case-by-case basis, or not at all.
Public Interest Clubs
On a case-by-case basis, Agora Speakers International can designate a club that has restrictions on membership but serves the general interest as a Public Interest Club.
Public Interest Clubs do not pay any fees to Agora Speakers International but can restrict attendance due to their particular nature.
Some examples of Public Interest Clubs are:
- Clubs in governmental bodies that restrict attendance to government employees.
- Clubs in schools and universities that restrict attendance to students, teachers and/or parents.
- Clubs in hospitals, child-care centers, hospices, orphanages, elderly residences, etc.
- Clubs in penitentiaries.
To register a Public Interest Club, we will need:
- The full name and legal address of the institution hosting the club.
- The current bylaws or charter of the institution where the club meets, both in the original language and translated into English.
The Public Interest Club status is reviewed by Agora Speakers International every year, in order to ensure that the system is not abused.